NORD2600 - Norwegian as a Literacy Subject


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course is based on different aspects of literacy, and it revolves around the production, understanding and assessment of various texts. Methods and concepts from linguistics and literature studies will be applied. The course is based on seminars and requires active student participation.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course can:

  • reflect on different topics related to teaching Norwegian in school in a literacy perspective
  • explain central concepts and methods of analysis in writing, reading and rhetoric
  • explain and evaluate how central concepts and strategies of reading and writing applies in prose and fiction
  • explain how knowledge about the language as system influences on the language in use
  • explain and reflect on different methods of teaching based on explorations, conversation, and metacognition
  • explain central concepts related to multimodal texts


Candidates who have passed this course can:

  • make use of various approaches of work and analysis in writing and communicating literature
  • develop, explain, and reflect upon a teaching plan for literacy teaching
  • use and convey relevant reading strategies in prose and fiction including multimodal texts
  • use and diversify various methods of teaching in an appropriate manner
  • recognize signs of dyslexia and adjust teaching accordingly
  • search for, use and evaluate various scientific texts

Learning methods and activities

The course follows a blended learning design, i.e. a combination of online lessons and campus seminars. Theoretical learning will mostly rely on individual studies and web resources, while campus seminars require active participation.

Obligatory assignments:

- Multiple-choice test

- Article presentation

Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). Obligatory assignments from a previous semester may be approved by the department.

Compulsory assignments

  • Multiple-choice test
  • Article presentation

Further on evaluation

Examination arrangement: Term paper formed as an academic paper. The multiple-choice test must be passed, and the article presentation accepted in order to submit the term paper.

It is not possible for students who have passed the exam in NORD2600 to retake the exam in a semester where this course is not taught. Students who did not pass the exam, or who did not complete the exam due to illness may submit the exam in a semester where this course is not taught; however, they will not receive any supervision.

Course materials

The reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Scandinavian Language and Literature
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100





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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