ARK3001 - Archaeological Production of Knowledge II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 50/100 8 hours
Assignment 50/100

Course content

The course focuses on how archaeology as subject has evolved. Through this, a knowledge of the mechanisms that govern the discipline and relationships between epistemology and society.

The course places particular emphasis on periodical and material-specific Methods of analysis and the underlying theories that legitimize the choice of source material and methods. The course is particularly relevant for scope and choice of method for the thesis. Tuition is planned in conjunction with the development of the project description for the thesis. The project description for the thesis constitutes the grade for this course.

Learning outcome

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

The candidate
- Has deepened knowledge of the archaeological research process, with particular emphasis on general science and its influence on art.
- Has specialized knowledge of archaeological analysis, and the relationship between theory, empirical and analytical grip.

The candidate
- Can use various theoretical and methodological approaches as a basis for developing their own archaeological work in the thesis, as well as further research, management, dissemination and teaching

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and self-study.

Mandatory activities
• Participation in teaching with a minimum 3/4 attendance.

Compulsory assignments

  • 75 % attendance

Further on evaluation

The graded take-home assignment in this course is the project description for the master's thesis.

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 (MARK)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the M.A. in Archaeology.

Course materials

Each semester and updated reading list containing information about textbooks and aids is published.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ARK3313 15.0 01.09.2015
ARK3318 15.0 01.09.2015
ARK3110 15.0 01.09.2015
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4

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 and Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100

Submission 2020-11-06

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 50/100

Release 2020-12-08

Submission 2020-12-08

Release 09:00

Submission 17:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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