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Course content

The course will contain first order logic up to proofs of the completeness and incompleteness theorems.

    Learning outcome

    After completing the course you are familiar with:

    • the syntax and semantics of first-order logic;
    • the completeness theorem of first-order logic;
    • the compactness theorem and basic model theory;
    • Gödel's first incompleteness theorem.


    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.


    Formal prerequisite knowledge

    In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

    • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

    And in addition one of these:

    • Physics (1+2)
    • Chemistry (1+2)
    • Biology (1+2)
    • Information technology (1+2)
    • Geosciences (1+2)
    • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

    The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

    Recommended previous knowledge

    It will an advantage with courses similar to the courses of the first two years of MIT or INF-PRO

    Overlapping courses

    *The information about overlaps for discontinued courses may not be complete. If you have questions, please contact the Department. 


    4 hours of lectures/exercises per week.


    1 mandatory assignment.

    Final written examination.

    Examination support material

    No examination support material is allowed.

    Language of examination

    Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

    You may write your examination paper 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

    Resit an examination

    Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

    Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original 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.

    Facts about this course






    Every autumn


    Every autumn

    Teaching language


    The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.