The study programme is suitable for students who are especially interested in the historical conditions that have shaped today’s world. These conditions may be traced back to various societies and cultures, and the Bachelor’s study programme provides the opportunity to examine the past from many different perspectives and to focus on different themes and historical periods.
The study programme will enable students to gain an understanding of trends in Norwegian and world history. It will also encourage students to develop independent, open and inquiring attitudes concerning historical cause and effect.
Students may specialise in History or History of Ideas. It is expected that the introductory course in philosophy (Examen philosophicum) and the faculty-specific preparatory course (Examen facultatum) will be taken during the first three semesters.
The Bachelor’s degree qualification may be used in fields such as teaching, journalism / mass media, cultural activities, museum work, archives and administration in both the private and public sectors.
It also qualifies candidates to apply for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Cultural Studies at Telemark University College, and may also (with the appropriate specialisation subjects) provide the necessary foundation for admission to Master’s degree programmes in historical subjects at other university colleges and universities. If students are planning a career in primary or secondary school teaching, they must in addition acquire a postgraduate teaching qualification.