NORD3100 - General Master's Course in Scandinavian Literature


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 14 days

Course content

The course focuses on understanding the significance and relevance of theoretical issues in scholarly work with literary texts, and how to use theory and method when working with texts.

Learning outcome

The candidate has obtained a specialised and methodological knowledge, which may be applied when reflecting on one's own and others' research practice in order to elaborate on existing research.

Candidates will have obtained the following qualifications after successfully completing this course:
- analyze and assess theoretical and methodological perspectives in literary studies.
- assess and compare analyses of literary texts.
- present and reflect on scholarly practice in literary studies.
- obtain, analyze and distribute information from an archive of digitized literature.
- use and reflect upon tools such as collocation analysis, concordance lists, sentiment analysis, N-gram analysis.
- critically reflect on the epistemological and methodological challenges that digital literary studies confronts us with.

Learning methods and activities

Seminars. Students are expected to take active part in the seminars, with oral presentations, in discussions etc.

Compulsory assignments:
Approved reading list and approved written and/or oral assignment(s) and/or test(s) (determined by lecturer).

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved written and/or oral assignment(s) and/or test(s).
  • Approved reading list

Further on evaluation

Assessment: A 14-day take-home exam. Scope approx. 6000 words.

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.

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be made available at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-11-18

Submission 2020-12-02

Release 09:00

Submission 12:00

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

Release 2021-05-03

Submission 2021-05-19

Release 09:00

Submission 12:00

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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