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LBAS1003 - Ethics and politics for archives and museums

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 30/100 3 days
Semester assignment 70/100

Course content

This course provides the students with knowledge about the development of the Norwegian nation state, and the importance of nation building processes in contributing to the establishment of Norwegian archives and museums. We will also discuss the asymmetric relationship between minority culture and majority culture, and how this is expressed in the practices of museums and archival institutions. Ethical frameworks for museum and archive practices are explored through the UN declaration of human rights and perspectives from archival science and museology.

Archivists, records managers and museum professionals will in their professional practice experience ethical dilemmas and situations where they will have to make difficult choices. Ethical challenges of archivists and records managers are discussed in relation to the role of archives in a democratic society.

Discussions about ethical challenges for museum professionals will address topics related to the political values that guide the work of cultural heritage institutions in Norwegian and internationally. Central themes are the relationship between museums, human rights and minorities, and the relationship between material cultural objects, immaterial cultural heritage and digitization of cultural heritage.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

The student has knowledge about

  • ethical frameworks for archives and museums
  • the main features of the nation state and nation building processes
  • majorities and minorities
  • basic human rights
  • the political goals for the cultural heritage field in Norway

Skills

The student can

  • describe and explain the role of museums and archives in a democratic society
  • describe and explain the ethical guidelines for archive and museum professionals

General competence

The student

  • has an overview of, and can critically relate to, nation building processes and nationalism as phenomena.
  • understands the concepts majority and minority, and can relate them to the archive and museum fields.
  • has a grasp of ethical frameworks and guidelines for archives and museums, and can contribute to ethical assessments in this field.

Learning methods and activities

A combination of lectures, excursions, group assignments and written assignments. If practice institutions wish to use BA students for e.g. preliminary projects, workshops or trials of various kinds, we will facilitate cooperation.

Compulsory assignments

  • First draft and peer review
  • Second draft

Further on evaluation

Exam

The exam consists of two assessments:

  • Term paper (70 % of course grade)
  • Reading log (30 % of course grade)

It is possible to appeal a grade given on individual parts of the assessment.

Mandatory activities

  1. First draft and peer review: Write a draft of the assigned term paper for approval by fellow students, plus written reviews on the drafts of to fellow students' term papers.
  2. Second draft: Submitting an improved second draft for the term paper. Approval by teacher.

Course materials

The course reading list will be published on Blackboard at the beginning of term. Minor changes to the list may occur during term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ILU6002 15.0 SPRING 2017
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Facts

Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Ethics
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education

Examination

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Home examination 30/100

Release
2023-12-06

Submission
2023-12-08


09:00


15:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Semester assignment 70/100

Release
2023-12-12

Submission
2023-12-18


09:00


15:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 30/100

Release
2024-05-22

Submission
2024-05-24


09:00


15:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Semester assignment 70/100

Release
2024-05-08

Submission
2024-05-16


09:00


15:00

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.
Examination

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