Course descriptions

How do I find my courses?

This list contains all courses offered in English at the Faculty of Humanities.

Which information does the information in the course descriptions mean?

  • Course code: each course has its unique code, which you use when looking for the timetable, exam dates and location, as well as registering for the exam.
    Please note that you cannot take courses with an 8000-code unless you are admitted to a PhD-programme. Contact the owner department of each course for more information about alternative courses.
  • Teaching: indicates the semester which the course is taught. Most courses are taught in the autumn or spring semester (not both).
  • Credits: the number of credits assigned to a course measure the study workload. Normal workload per year is 60 credits/30 credits per semester. Most courses are either 7,5 or 15 credits. Most courses are taught either in the autumn or the spring semester.
  • Language of instruction: language of teaching. Most courses at the Faculty of Humanities are taught in Norwegian.
  • Grade: All assessment at NTNU is by grade, either by letter grade or by pass/fail.
  • Teaching methods and activities: for example lecures, seminars and group sessions.
  • Formal requirements: required previous knowledge, and admission requirements. Some courses have a numerous clausus, which means that the course is not available for all students. Students within a specific programmes of study are given priority. However, the Department may give exemption to exchange students. Contact the Faculty, or the Department if you have questions regarding specific courses:
  • Recommended requirements: refers to courses that the student is recommended to have completed before this particular course (exchange students are exempted from this requirement). Guidance only.
  • Compulsory assignments/Obligatory activities: refers to which exercises, term papers, etc that must be approved by the Department before the student may sit for an exam. A large majority of the courses at the Faculty of Arts have comp. assign.
  • Assessment: the evaluation a student receives on the basis of his/her performance in a course. Assessment at NTNU leads to a grade (letter grades: A-F (F=fail), or pass/fail). Some common forms of assessment: oral exam, written exam, home exam, project work.
  • Deadlines: deadlines for handing in term papers and home exams, are ususally announced through It's:learning or in the course descriptions.