The objective of this course is to expand knowledge and skills relating to Norwegian language and culture, both receptively and productively, with a high level of precision in general and academic situations.
Upon completion of the study programme, the students will have:
- expanded their knowledge of Norwegian morphology and syntax,
- expanded their listening comprehension and pronunciation skills,
- a functional vocabulary that makes it possible to understand varied and authentic texts,
- knowledge of text structure and knowledge of different oral and written texts,
- experience with the production of written and oral texts at a relatively high level,
In terms of social studies, students will gain knowledge on:
- the information society, media and source criticism,
- religion and important aspects of Norwegian history,
- important aspects of Norwegian language history and the present language situation,
- politics and society with law and justice (equality),
- Norway in the world
In terms of literature, students shall gain knowledge on:
- a selection of fictional texts,
- the societal context of the texts.
Skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing)
The students will:
- be able to use a varied and nuanced vocabulary and have good grammatical structure,
- be able to express and provide grounds for their viewpoints in understandable Norwegian,
- be able to express themselves argumentatively, both in writing and orally,
- be able to present material from the curriculum,
- be able to read, understand and critically discuss authentic non-fiction texts,
- be able to read, talk about and discuss literary texts,
- be able to discuss social science issues,
- be able to understand lectures on known topics,
- be able to retrieve information from unknown authentic texts,
- be able to write different texts with good structure and a high level of grammatical precision.
The student will:
- be able to plan and complete varied work tasks and projects, both individually and in groups,
- be able to disseminate important subject matter both in writing and orally,
- be able to discuss and exchange views relating to subject matter and experiences,
- be able to understand some frameworks of cultural reference relating to study, work and life in Norway,
- be able to effectively and critically use ICT tools.
Required prerequisite knowledge
|One written exam||2/3||6 hours||A - F||Norwegian-Norwegian dictionary. |
|An oral exam||1/4||30 minutes||A - F|
Compulsory attendance at the course (75%) and compulsory submission of five written texts.
The students are obligated to comply with the written submission deadlines. Failure to submit work will mean that the students will not be able to sit the exam.
- Course coordinator
- Unni Puntervold Pereira
- Course teacher
- Wenche Elisabeth Thomassen , Ann Elisabeth Laksfoss Cardozo
- Programme coordinator
- Anne Siri Norland , Karen Marie Espeland
Method of work
(For example, Ellingsen, E. and Mac Donald, K. (2016): Her på berget, Cappelen Damm, Oslo.
Nilsen, G.K. (2016): Klart det! Fagbokforlaget, Bergen)
A Norwegian-Norwegian dictionary
Selected short stories
Selected authentic texts will be discussed during the semester.
Last updated: 09.12.2019