KULT2209 - STS: Energy, Environment and Society 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100

Course content

The course offers and introduction to social scientific perspectives on energy and environment, theories and methods for analyzing the social, political and economical aspects my production and consumption of energy. There is a specific focus on the Norwegian energy system and the development of energy technologies, energy supply and energy policies. Both innovation processes and strategies for renewable energy and environment are important subjects, as is commercialization, technological change and different user perspectives.

Learning outcome

Students of this course have knowledge of:
-social scientific understandings of energy, with focus on environmental, social, political and cultural aspects of production and consumption of energy
-central issues within social scientific studies of renewable energy technologies, with emphasis on innovation, controversies and domestication
-how the perspectives taught in the course are relevant to understanding the technological- and societal development

Students of this course are skilled at:
-working interdependently with solving issues using knowledge from the course
-utilizing knowledge gained from the course when analyzing and gaining a deeper understanding of their academic practices
-utilizing knowledge gained from the course to solve practical and theoretical problems, including the ability to reach independent conclusions
-writing and understanding analytical, well reasoned academic texts

Learning methods and activities

The teaching consists of lectures, student activities and discussions. Two compulsory written exercises. Home-exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • To skriftlige øvinger

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Will be given at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFEL0006 7.5 01.09.2010
KULT2211 7.5 01.09.2013


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination INSPERA 100/100



Spring ORD Home examination INSPERA 100/100
  • * 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.