ARK1002 - Cultural History and Material Culture


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 30/100 6 hours
Home examination 70/100 1 weeks

Course content

The course has a broad European perspective, but with emphasis on Norway and the Nordic countries and is based on the earliest Stone Age cultures of Northern Europe. The course follows the development until the beginning of our Common Era, and further from tribal communities to states. Field trips to various parts of Central Norway is included in the course, through which landscape, cultural heritage and the long lines in history are examined. A material course is an integral part of the teaching program in cultural history.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has passed the course is expected to have the following learning outcomes according defined as knowledge and skills:

The candidate
- Has broad knowledge of Nordic cultural history seen from a European perspective, from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and early historical age and has an overview of the source material from these periods
- Has complementary knowledge of archaeological relics, processes, morphology and raw materials, material types and conservation
- Has a broad overview of methods of analysis of archaeological objects

The candidate
- Describe and discuss current topics in Nordic cultural history from the Stone Age to the present age, and see the Nordic cultural area in a wider context
- Can recognize, date and analyze archaeological relics, as well as distinguish between natural and man-made objects.

Learning methods and activities

The course instruction is provided in the form of lectures, seminars, material course, field work/excursions and exercises. The course assessment consists of a written exam and a home assignment, which are weighted respectively 30/70. Mandatory activities
• Prior to sitting for the exams, the students must attend a minimum of 3/4 of the teaching.
• 2 exercises must be approved in order to take the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 2 written exercises
  • 75% attendance

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Archaeology (BARK)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the B.A. in Archaeology or Cultural Heritage. Requires a pass grade in ARK1001 or equivalent approved course.

Course materials

A reading list containing information about textbooks and aids is published each semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ARK1112 7.5 01.09.2015
ARK1113 7.5 01.09.2015
ARK1114 7.5 01.09.2015
ARK1115 15.0 01.09.2015
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Version: 1
Credits:  22.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Archaeology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Institutt for historiske og klassiske studier



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 70/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 70/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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