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Course content

Perspectives on the art of Edvard Munch, including a critical discussion of the reception of his works of art, both in Norway and internationally

Learning outcome

After completed course you will have:

  • specialised knowledge of Edvard Munch's most central works of art, his background and his significance in Norwegian and European Art History.
  • improved oral and writing skills in academic English.


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.

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


Recommended previous knowledge

Courses on a basic level from bachelor programs such as Aestethics, History of Art or Culture Studies.


The course is taught in 2 hour sessions once or twice a week, totaling 28 hours.

The teaching is a combination of lectures and seminars. You are expected to meet prepared for classes and to participate actively.

Additional handouts can be provided to aid the general understanding of the course topic.

Part of the teaching may take place at Museums.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


The examination at KUN2005E is a three day digital home exam.

The length of the assignment should be 6-7 standard pages (2300 characters without spacing, illustrations, notes and reference).


Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit assignments 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.

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

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.

All courses are subject to continuous evaluation. The Department's assessments of courses are available at our web-pages, but generally only in Norwegian.

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This course will not be offered Autumn 2018

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