HFO1001 - Digital changes


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignement
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignement 100/100

Course content

This course is about digital changes and digitalization processes. The course addresses case studies of selected technologies (eg photography, encyclopedia, learning- and analysis tools), exploring the link of these technologies' historical analog roots and contemporary mediated practices. The purpose is to develop critical perspectives on what this digitalization implies - and does not imply. This will further provide basis for a discussion about how digitalization contributes to new questions, new issues and new ways of exploring things in humanities. This is done through thematic organized project work.

Learning outcome


Students who complete this course have knowledge of:

  • historical and present digitalization processes and their consequences for organization and knowledge development
  • controversies and criticisms aimed at digitalization processes
  • how humanities can contribute to the knowledge of digitalization processes


Students who complete this course have skills in:

  • how to analyze historical and present digitalization processes
  • how to critically evaluate technological and social changes related to digitalization
  • how to formulate a problem on a given subject and answer it through project work

General competencies

Students who complete this course will have general competencies in

  • Collaborative learning
  • Project work

Learning methods and activities

The first half of the semester is based on lectures followed by a period of seminar training, where the students work on a project in groups. The project is presented in the end.

Compulsory activities:

  • Project outline / project plan (in groups)
  • Weekly logs during the project period (in groups)
  • Presentation of the project (in groups)
  • 80% participation in seminars is required, i.e. 4 of 5 seminars.

Compulsory activities during the seminar-training are conducted in groups. In order to take the exam, approval of compulsory activities and 80 % participation in seminars are required.

Students are obliged to keep updated on information from department or course instructor in Blackboard.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory tasks

Further on evaluation

Individual semester assignment (term paper) submitted digitally in Inspera, as a pdf-file, at the end of the semester. The course instructor will present the question text for the semester assignment in the first half of the semester (before the project period).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFO1005 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • The Humanities
  • Social Studies
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies


Examination arrangement: Assignement

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignement 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignement 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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