spring 2023
HIF-3113 Libraries, Archives and Museums (LAM) for Sustainable Development - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

This course may be taken as an elective by students enrolled in MA programme in media and documentation science. It may be taken as an elective course within other MA programme at UiT and by international students at UiT that hold a BA degree or equivalent degree, in the social sciences, humanities, and education.

Admission requirements

A bachelor's degree, or equivalent degree, in the humanities.

Application code 9371 - single courses at master's Level.

Course content

The course provides theoretical and practical understanding about the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the important role of libraries, archives, and the museums in sustainable thinking and participation in both local and global community efforts.

Objectives of the course

You will have the following learning outcomes:

You will have knowledge of:

  • Libraries, archives, and museums in the 21st century environment
  • Sustainability and the SDGs
  • Resiliency and community engagement
  • Diplomacy, networking, and partnership


You will be able to effectively use the knowledge about LAM and SDGs to create, plan, execute, disseminate, and present projects using

  • Design thinking workshop
  • Practical policy action seminar
  • Research dissemination

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures (theory part), Workshops/Seminars (Case studies), Term paper supervision

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course is open for inbound exchange students who meet the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements.


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
Off campus exam 28.04.2023 09:00 (Hand out)
12.05.2023 14:00 (Hand in)
0 Semesters A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Presence in lectures and workshops Approved – not approved
Oral presentation of the term paper project in class (approx. 10 minutes for presentation and 10 m Approved – not approved
UiT Exams homepage

More info about the coursework requirements

The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved to take the home exam.

  • 80% presence in lectures and workshops
  • Oral presentation of the term paper project in class (approx. 10 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion, which includes 2-page written project overview)

Re-sit examination

A resit exam is arranged for students who have not passed the last ordinary exam in this course. In the event of a re-sit examination, the student may submit a revised version of his/her term paper within a given deadline.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: HIF-3113
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet