Teaching and exams autumn semester 2020

The ongoing corona situation will also affect the autumn semester 2020.

Updated 22 June 2020.

Subject to changes

Teaching and exams are planned based on what we know today. Please be aware that changes may occur. If changes in teaching or examinations are being made for courses that you enroll for in the autumn semester of 2020, you will be notified.

Access to reading halls and buildings

The faculty buildings will reopen for students on 3 August 2020. The reopening is possible only under the condition that we all comply with infection control rules. Measures will be put in place. Amongst other things, reading halls and auditoriums will have reduced capacity. Reading hall seats are available with online seat reservation.

Read more on the reopening of buildings 3 August

As of now, some buildings at the Blindern Campus are partially open for students, and a limited number of seats are available with reservations.

Teaching

As of today, it is planned that all lectures will be carried out digitally for the autumn semester 2020.

On some courses, it is planned that seminars can be carried out with physical attendance. The large auditoriums must be used for such seminars, and hence the capacity for courses with physical attendance is limited. Other courses will be carried out digitally.

Again, please note that changes may occur, decisions are made with regards to current guidelines and restrictions from authorities.

The semester web page for your course will be updated if changes occur, and the schedule will have information about the type of teaching.

Exams

Master in Law, 1. - 4. year

Grades: In the autumn semester 2020, all exams in courses that are given as part of Master in Law shall use the scale A-F.

One exeption is the course JUS1111, prior to the corona crisis an introduction of Pass / Fail was planned.

Examination type: In the autumn semester 2020, all courses will have a 4-hour home exam. The exception is JUS3220 and JUS4122. If Silurveien opens this fall, the exam will be conducted as a 4-hour school exam.

Please note: On the semester page for several courses you will see that the exam is scheduled to be conducted in Silurveien 2, even though we here announce that the course will have a home exam. The reason is that we reserve a time slot in Silurveien, in case it opens for school exams in the fall of 2020.

New mandatory assignements:

In the fall of 2020, all courses in 1-4. year implements mandatory work requirements, mostly as written assignments or group assignments (most courses already have such mandatory requirements).

Retaking exam: If you want to repeat a course with a new mandatory work requirement in the autumn of 2020, you must complete the new work requirement in order to take the exam.

Elective courses, Norwegian

The following applies to courses with the prefix JUS or JUR, with teaching held in Norwegian.

Grades: In the autumn semester 2020, all exams shall use the scale A-F..

Examination type: In the autumn semester 2020, most courses will have a 4-hour home exam. If Silurveien opens this fall, the exam will be conducted as a 4-hour school exam.

There are exeptions, mostly regarding the length of home exam. Adjustments may occur. Please see the semester page, and the link 'Examination: Time and place'.

Please note: On the semester page for several courses you will see that the exam is scheduled to be conducted in Silurveien 2, even though we here announce that the course will have a home exam. The reason is that we reserve a time slot in Silurveien, in case it opens for school exams in the fall of 2020.

Elective courses, English

The following applies to courses with the prefix JUS or JUR, with teaching held in Norwegian.

Grades: In the autumn semester 2020, all exams shall use the scale A-F.

Examination type: In the autumn semester 2020, most courses will have a 2-3 day home exam, in order to facilitate for international students abroad. Also, some courses may have essays or term paper as examination type. 

Adjustments may occur. Please see the semester page, and the link 'Examination: Time and place'.

Courses with the prefix RSOS, KRIM, FINF og RINF

Grades: Courses with the prefix RSOS, KRIM, FINF and RINF maintain the ordinary grading scale A–F.

The course RINF1100 applies the grading scale pass/failed.

Examination type:

  • RSOS: In the autumn semester 2020, all courses will have home exam, as is normal for these courses.
  • KRIM: In the autumn semester 2020, school exams shall be carried out as either 6 hour home exam or 3 day home exam. 
  • FINF og RINF: In the autumn semester 2020, school exams shall be carried out as 4 hour home exam. 

Please note: On the semester page for several courses you will see that the exam is scheduled to be conducted in Silurveien 2, even though we here announce that the course will have a home exam. The reason is that we reserve a time slot in Silurveien, in case it opens for school exams in the fall of 2020.

Published June 5, 2020 3:19 PM - Last modified June 30, 2020 7:24 AM