IBS4205 – New Perspectives in Ibsen Studies

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Course content

New perspectives in Ibsen Studies chosen from a wide range of topics and methods.
A syllabus will be found on the course page for each semester.

Course content spring 2012

Learning outcome

To present and discuss the contemporary trends in Ibsen Studies.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Admission is Limited to 20 students.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent qualification.

Recommended previous knowledge

A fundamental knowledge of Ibsen’s literary production.

Overlapping courses


Classes are given throughout the semester and consist of a combined one-hour lecture and one-hour seminar each week, 28 hours in total. Each student must submit a 5-page (approximately 2300 characters without spaces per page) qualifying paper assigned by the teacher during the course of the seminar. The qualifying assignment must be approved by the instructor before the student can take the final exam.

Approved obligatory assignments are valid the next two times the course is given.


Each student is required to write and submit an assignment 10 pages in length (approx. 2300 characters without spaces per page) on a topic relevant to the course content.

Submission in Inspera

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English.You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or 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

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


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

Reports from periodic evaluations at ILN (in Norwegian)

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