KULT2209 - STS: Energy, Environment and Society 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

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

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. 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 in most bachelor's degrees and qualifies for admission to PPU (social studies)

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

  • Two written exercises

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2010
KULT2211 7.5 AUTUMN 2013
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE





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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