ISSHF1142 - Norwegian Architecture and Design

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course includes an extensive excursion program to museums, galleries, private residences, architectural firms, individual design studios and commercial boutiques/department stores, and by walking tours to areas of Oslo.

Learning outcome

To enable students to analyse Norwegian art as a key to understanding Norwegian culture, and also to develop an understanding of the vital role that Norwegian artists have played in shaping national identity.

Admission

If you would like to take this course, you must apply directly to the International Summer School

Only students admitted to the course may take part in instruction.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway. Minimum academic requirements.

Teaching

The course consists of 26 lectures, 3 hours daily (10:15-13:00), Monday to Friday, for six weeks. Classroom sessions include lectures and discussions, supplemented by field trips to numerous sites in Oslo. The trip to Bergen is strongly recommended.

See the course plan and reading list in the semester page.

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Daily attendance is expected of all participants. Students must attend a minimum of 75% of the lectures in order to take the final exam.

Examination

The course includes both a mid-term and a final exam.

The final written exam will contain slide identifications, definitions of key concepts and terms, and essay questions and lasts for 3 hours.

You can check your results and order transcripts in StudentWeb three weeks after the exam.

Digital examination

The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

Read more about written examinations using Inspera.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Candidates who have a re-scheduled or new examination are allowed take the next ordinary examination. Candidates who are re-sitting NORA exams can also re-sit the exam in the summer at the ISS exam. If you have successfully passed obligatory assignments, or other compulsory activities required before you are qualified to attend the exam, you need not re-sit these.

Only students with either valid absence (doctors note) or students who failed the exam can re-sit an exam.

Withdrawal from an examination

A student can take the class and sit for this exam up to 3 times. If a student wishes to withdraw from the exam, s/he must submit the Course Change Request Form to the ISS Reception before the exam. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit for the exam, which is the general rule at UiO.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Students who need a specially adapted exam must submit the Request for Special Examination Form (pdf) along with medical documentation to the ISS reception two weeks before the exam.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Course combinations

This course can be combined with other summer courses, see which courses you can combine in the course schedule.

Facts about this course

Credits

15

Level

Bachelor

Teaching

Every other summer starting 2015

Examination

Every other summer starting 2015

Teaching language

English