ALIT2900 - Bachelor's thesis in Comparative Literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor thesis 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

The Bachelor's thesis is an independent work in comparative literature. The student should develop the ability to carry out a personal research work on a large scale. Students will gain insight into information processing and evaluation of research and methods within a relevant subject.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course have the following general competence and skills:

The candidate is

- able to articulate and delimit a scientific research question

- able to analyze and organize collected information, including existing research on their chosen topic, and present it in writing

- able to apply the scientific terminology and methods required in a piece of academic work

- able to write a longer academic text

Learning methods and activities

Supervision, following on from student's work.

Obligatory assignment:

- Approved topic for bachelor's thesis and project outline (1 page)

- Approved reading list consisting of approximately 1000 pages of text chosen according to the student's research interests.

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved reading list
  • Approved topic for bachelor's thesis and project outline (1 page)

Further on evaluation

The Bachelor's thesis should consist of approximately 8000 words excluding references and appendices. Students who receive a failing grade and wish to retake the course must submit a new thesis on a new topic.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature (BNORDLIT)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the bachelor's programme in Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature in the autumn semester of 2014 or more recently.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LITT2900 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Comparative Literature
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Bachelor thesis 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Bachelor thesis 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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