KUN2202 – Nordic design after 1900
The course explores the unique Nordic design tradition from c. 1900 until today. Working from a broadened definition of the concept of Scandinavian Design, the course offers new perspectives on both "classics" and less well-known aspects of our design culture. The teaching is structured around a series of themes of particular relevance to the history of Nordic design.
Upon completion of this course the student will be expected to be able to:
- Relate key aspects of Nordic design history.
- Apply design historical perspectives to our modern material cultural heritage.
- Analyse a broad array of artifacts in a design historical context.
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
KUN2200 – Designhistorie or other prior knowlege of Design History
10 credits overlap with KUN4202 – Nordic Design after 1900
This course will be taught in 2 hour sessions, at least totalling 20 hours (circa). The sessions are taught in a combination of lectures and seminars. Parts of the teaching may take place in museums. It is expected that you are active in class discussions.
When writing a semester essay you are entitled to individual guidance by you teacher. To be eligible for this guidance you must submit a draft of your paper that meets certain requirements. More detailed information about guidance and how to submit your draft will be given by the teacher during class or in Canvas.
A term paper of 6-8 pages (à 2300 characters without spaces, not including illustrations and notes) and a two hour written examination.
The exams will be assessed as a whole and you will be given one final grade.
When writing a semester essay you are entitled to individual guidance by you teacher. To be eligible for this guidance you must submit a draft of your paper that meets certain requirements. More detailed information about guidance and how to submit your draft will be given by the teacher during class or in Canvas
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
Language of examination
The examination text is given in Norwegian and English, and international students may write the exam in English or the Scandinavian Languages.
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.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.
The Department's assessments of courses are
available at our web-pages, but generally only in Norwegian.