POL2000 - Models and Theories in Political Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

This course builds on the work done at the lower POL1000-level, by examining in greater detail some of the most central models and theories used in the study of political science. Important contributions from across the full breadth of the discipline will be considered.

Learning outcome

Learning Goals:

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • have knowledge of the central theories, models and different research designs which are tied to the study of Political Science.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • see the connections between choice and models, theories and research design in the field of Political Science.

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lecturing in the first half of the semester. The course will be taught in English when requested.

Further on evaluation

Assessment: 2 days home exam in week 8.

Required previous knowledge

SOS1002 or an equivalent and one of the courses POL1000, POL1001, POL1002 or an equivalent. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

Provided at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SVPOL200 7.5 01.09.2011
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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





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