HIP3000 - Humanities in the Workplace


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Approved report
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 100/100 4 weeks A

Course content

Humanities in the Workplace focuses on the application of humanistic academic competence in a practical setting, with emphasize on the ability to work in an interdisciplinary group. Humanities in the Workplace is an approved alternative to Experts in Teamwork for Master students at the Faculty of Humanities.

Learning outcome


The candidate has:

  • basic knowledge about group process methods;
  • practical experience with project work;
  • an overview of methods to chart individual skills and competence.


The candidate:

  • is able to plan and execute simple group projects for an external employer
  • has gained skills in applying their relevant academic competence, both theoretical and methodological, on practical challenges
  • can apply their knowledge to report and present a work process and its outcomes to external partners


The candidate:

  • is able to use his/her knowledge in an interdisciplinary context
  • has a basic understanding of the expectations and demands of a normal workplace
  • is able to communicate his/her competence in a confident manner to different partners, orally and in writing

Learning methods and activities

The course activities are divided into three parts. In the semester previous to the course, students are divided into groups and assigned to a local workplace. They are responsible for arranging group meetings, and for organizing an initial meeting with their assigned employer. The second part is an intensive 3 days course, with focus on group-based processes, increasing awareness of individual competence and qualifications, and creative team process methods. The final part of the course is a three week practice period with a local business, organisation or municipal agency in Trondheim. Students must follow normal office hours during the practice period. A one-day session is held at NTNU mid-way through this period. Students must write a report on their project, and give an oral presentation at the end of the practice period. Teaching sessions may be in Norwegian and/or English, depending on teaching personnel. See for more information (Norwegian only).

Compulsory assignments

  • Minimum 80% class attendance
  • 3 weeks work practice
  • 1 oral group presentation

Required previous knowledge

Applicants must be admitted into a Master's programme at the Faculty of Humanities, and go through a separate course admission process.

Course materials

Will be available through Blackboard.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • The Humanities
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture


Examination arrangement: Approved report

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