MGLU3109 - Introduction to Social Studies Education Part 1 (1-7)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 67/100 6 hours G
Portfolio 33/100

Course content

Social studies 1 part 1 provides an introduction to the social sciences as areas of knowledge and school subjects with relevance for teaching at primary and secondary level.

Within the field of culture, diversity and socialization, emphasis is placed on basic sociological concept, themes and understandings, with the main emphasis on social inequality.

A basic introduction will be given to geographical topics and understandings based on the focus area ‘from the local to the global’ with special focus on place and landscape, population and north / south relations.

The course draws some basic lines in world history, Sami history and history didactics.

Introduction to the school subject includes the school subject's purpose, value mandate and curriculum.

Learning outcome


  • Has broad knowledge of key themes, theories and processes in the fields of culture, diversity and socialization.
  • Has aquired broad knowledge of geographical theories, processes and themes along the axis from the local to the global
  • Has basic knowledge of world history, Sami history and history didactics
  • Has broad knowledge of the school subject social studies purpose, value mandate and curriculum.


  • Can identify connections between the course's thematic areas and explain how they interfere with each other
  • Can link basic insights from themes in the subject to the didactic theory of the social subject in planning and implementation of teaching.
  • Able to develop and apply academic skills such as critical thinking and argumentation.


  • Can reflect independently and critically on social science issues based on knowledge and familiarity with different perspectives
  • Has a reflected perspective on geographical knowledge and the connection between topics along the axis from the local to the global.
  • Has insights into the main lines of world history, Sami history and basic knowledge of history didactic theories.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, independent and collaborative work, with and without tutoring. Work with compulsory and other assignments individually and collaboratively. Excursions/city walks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory activities according to the course description

Further on evaluation

The portfolio assessment consists of - a collection of individual book reports - an individual task. Both parts of the portfolio must meet the minimum requirements given at the start of the semester in order for the portofolio to be graded. Both sub-assessments must be passed for the student to obtain a passing grade in the course. If a student has failed in one of the sub-assessments (the portofolio is viewed as a sub-assessment in its entirety), only needs to retake a new assessment in the part the student has failed. It is possible to appeal a grade given on parts of the assessment. If a student retakes a passed exam, the student must take a new assessment for both the portfolio and the written exam. Premitted aids written exam: current corriculum and calculator type A.

Mandatory activties Approved assignment (s) and / or test (s) of a written and / or oral nature must be completed, as well as compulsory attendance at selected parts and an introductory session.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7) - some programmes

Course materials

The final syllabus will be published on Blackboard before the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MGLU1107 15.0 AUTUMN 2017
LGU14002 15.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
  • Social Studies
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 67/100 G INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Portfolio 33/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 67/100 G INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio 33/100 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.

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