ARK3001 - Archaeological Production of Knowledge II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks

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 outline in ARK 3000.

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

  • Project Description
  • 75 % attendance

Further on evaluation

The exam on this course consists of written essay with a week long deadline at the end of the semester. The essays are graded from A-F.

Specific conditions

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ARK3313 15.0 AUTUMN 2015
ARK3318 15.0 AUTUMN 2015
ARK3110 15.0 AUTUMN 2015
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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





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