KLAS2002 - The Medieval Age in European Literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

This course offers a survey of Medieval European literature. Texts are read in one or several languages, normally Latin or Greek, in the original language (classical studies option) or in translation (ancient civilisation option).

Learning outcome

The students at this course are expected to meet the following learning objectives, divided into knowledge and skills:


  • Students should acquire basic knowledge on the history of Medieval Latin language and literature, and a first introduction to the methods and history of Medieval Latin as a research field and university discipline.


  • Students should acquire more advanced skills of reading, translating and interpreting texts (in critical editions) from the various periods and genres of the Medieval Latin literature,
  • be familiar with the central vocabulary of the texts of the syllabus
  • perform grammatical, metrical, stylistic or interpretative analyses of these texts (in the original language according to the classical studies' option, in translation according to the ancient civilisation option)
  • relate them to their literary, cultural and historical contexts
  • basic knowledge of textual criticism (adapted to the original-language option and the ancient civilisation option).

Learning methods and activities

1-2 seminars. Compulsory oral presentation of a chosen text.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Approx. 80 pages text, to be chosen in agreement with the lecturer.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KLAS2003 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Classical Civilization
  • Greek
  • Latin
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-27 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 2 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 5
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-14 09:00 PAPIR
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU