ENG6011 - Cultural Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

This online course offers an introduction to social and political conditions in one or more English-speaking countries.. The course will focus on topics pertaining to the people and minorities, political values and social principles and conditions, among others. These topics will be explored through the lens of contemporary history.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have passed this course


  • can demonstrate basic knowledge about social and political conditions in one or more English-speaking societies.


  • can analyze conditions and factors of a social and political nature within a historical context
  • are able to compare different English-speaking cultures from political and social perspectives
  • can demonstrate insight into methods and academic approaches relevant to Cultural Studies
  • are able to produce independent analyses of Cultural Studies topics that have been explored throughout the course

General competence

  • are able to demonstrate a good command of English

Learning methods and activities

The course offers online teaching in a 13-week period. The course has online teaching units, which cover the various topics introduced in the course.

Obligatory activities cover various aspects of the course. Students are given feedback on obligatory activities and offered supervision.

The course blog and discussion forum are actively used for course-related interaction.


The course is wholly taught online. Information pertaining to access to the course will be sent to the email address registered for the student. All communication throughout the run of the course will take place on the course site and learning platform, and NTNU's student email. Students are required to follow all communication channels used by the course.

Students need access to an updated computer and a decent Internet connection. Students need access to the necessary equipment to record sound and video in an audiovisual presentation.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 oral and 2 written activities

Further on evaluation

Assignments are assessed as approved/not approved, and they are not part of the final examination grade, but all obligatory assignments must be approved in order for the student to qualify to take the exam. Two of the obligatory assignments are subject to revision based on feedback and will be submitted in the exam portfolio at the end of the semester.

The course concludes with a portfolio exam, consisting of 3 elements (two written assignments, and a reflective text). The portfolio is given one overall grade, and all elements must be assessed as meeting requirements for a passing grade. This applies to postponed exams as well.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
- (KTC1)
English - Continuing Education (distance learning) (FJENG)

Required previous knowledge

Students should have knowledge of English equivalent to that of students who have learned English over two years at Norwegian "videregående skole". Admission to a study program is required: KOMPiS Engelsk, Take Credit 1 (KTC1)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ENG1004 3.0 AUTUMN 2017
ENG1401 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
ENG1402 3.0 AUTUMN 2019
ENG1404 3.0 AUTUMN 2019
ENG6017 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100





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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