KULT2205 - STS: Innovation, Knowledge and Communication


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The course provides an introduction to innovation, culture and translation strategies. In most innovation processes there will be actors with knowledge and practices that have to be taken into consideration when the new is implemented. At the same time as innovation should be understood and practiced by the different actors, the innovation also has to fit into a material field to be called innovation. Such an innovation competence is important both to understand and handle development, transitions for public innovations and other innovative activities. The course is open to all students, and is part of the STS (studies in knowledge, technology and society) annual study program, which can be subject 2 / broad-based year in most bachelor's degrees and qualifies for admission to PPU (social studies).

Learning outcome

Students who have completed this course have knowledge of:

  • what innovation is and how innovation is done, different innovation theories and innovation models
  • different perspectives on knowledge work, expertise and interdisciplinarity
  • knowledge management as a communication challenge

Students who have completed this course have the skills to:

  • work independently and in groups with problem solving on the basis of knowledge from the subject
  • plan and carry out a small study project on social change - write reasoning texts
  • apply professional knowledge to practical and theoretical issues, including drawing own conclusions

Learning methods and activities

The course is taught in three parts: 1) introductory lectures, 2) combined lectures and seminars on 2-3 different topics (eg restructuring processes, public innovations and urban development), and 3) seminar with project work where the students collectively collect empirics to be used in a term paper. To take the exam, the student must have at least 5 approved work requirements. The work requirements consist of both individual and group submissions in different formats, such as essay, presentation, interview or observations, empirical analysis and the like.

Compulsory assignments

  • Minimum 5 approved work requirements

Further on evaluation

The final exam is preconditioned by a minimum of 5 approved work requirements. The work requirements consist of both individual and group submissions in different formats, e.g. essay, presentation, digital storytelling, blog, etc., or participation in selected teaching activities. The final semester assignment is delivered individually.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Compendium + textbooks

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFEL0005 7.5 AUTUMN 2008
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Social Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
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