KULT3301 - A changing society: History, culture and knowledge


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course provides an introduction to societal change regarding the transition from pre-industrial formations of society to modern, industrialized Western nation states, and gives insight into the ways in which this transition is relevant for understanding contemporary societies. Instruction is given by lectures for students in the programmes Equality and Diversity (LIMA) and Study of Knowledge, Technology and Society (STS), and in parallel seminars for the two programmes. In the seminars the students will be introduced to empirical fields of particular relevance for the two master programmes.

Learning outcome

The objectives of this course is to provide the students with an understanding for important aspects of today’s society, the historical processes preceding them, as well as introducing them to relevant questions and controversies in regards to equality and diversity (LIMA)and knowledge, technology and society (STS).

Students of this academic course have knowledge on;
- Important aspects regarding modern and late/post-modern societies
- Various empirical fields and applicable research on these fields with particular relevance for the two study programmes (LIMA and STS)

Students of this academic course have skills in:
-acquiring research-based knowledge on relevant aspects of society
-discussing relevant questions of current interest
-reflect critical upon various knowledge traditions
-disseminating academic knowledge oral and written

Learning methods and activities

The exam is a one week assignment where the student writes an essay, 8-10 pages long. To be allowed this, the student must have passed two written assignments. As a supplement to the compulsory assignments, the students are offered supervision. This offer is due to restricted capacity, limited to students whose assignments have not yet been approved. Letter grades A-F on long essay. Participation in class is seen as important, and the student has to attend at least 75% of the lectures. Students who do not fill the attendance requirement, can apply for a compensatory written assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Two exercises
  • At least 75 % class attendance

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Gender Research
  • Cultural History
  • History
  • Social Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam 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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