MUS1401 – Norwegian Music for International Students

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Course content

The course is specially designed for foreign students interested in grounding in Norwegian music and music life in Norway.
A reading list and a listening list will accompany this course.

Learning outcome

A basic knowledge of Norwegian music and music life from a historical, cultural and organizational perspective.

  • i.e. the organization of music in the country, with attention paid to political aims and objectives, institutions, organizations, funding, etc.
  • an overview of Norwegian music from various perspectives including the study of styles and genres, such as folk music, jazz, popular music, and classical music.


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.

This course is not available for single course students.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Admission to the University of Oslo.


13 double hour sessions distributed throughout the semester, divided into 8 double-hour lectures and 5 double-hour seminars.

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.


Term paper that consists of 10 pages (23000 characters without spaces).

The assessment criteria for MUS1401 can be found here.

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.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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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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.

Periodic course evaluation spring 2007

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