POL2017 - Specialization in Political Science: Public Policy and Administration


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 5 days

Course content

This course builds on the foundation provided by POL1002 and gives greater and more detailed attention to central concepts and theories in the field of public policy. The course focuses on the development and implementation of public policy, as well as the consequenses and analysis of public policy. The topics covered are exemplified through select policy areas.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • have knowledge about the formation and implementation of public policy

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • use the central theories and approaches to analyze current issues in the area of public policy and administration

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lectures per week in the first half of the semester.

Further on evaluation

Assessment: 5 days home exam in week 9. Length of paper: 3000-5000 words.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Provided at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
POL2007 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Home examination

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





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