KULT2211 - STS: Energy, Environment and Society 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course provides an introduction to social science perspectives on issues related to energy and the environment. It focuses on the following main issues: An historical overview of the Norwegian energy system, the development of energy technologies, energy supply and energy policy. Political strategies for sustainable energy. Processes of innovation, commercialisation and technological change. The understanding of energy users in technological design and in policy instruments. Energy actors and their role in the making of a more sustainable production and consumption of energy. Strategies for climate adapation. Energy, sustainability and democracy.

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
-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. One minor term paper must be passed in order to take the exam. The course is graded on the basis of a four hours written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • En skriftlig øving

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 01.09.2011
KULT2209 7.5 01.09.2013


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination INSPERA 100/100 2019-11-26 09:00
Spring ORD Written 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.