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History 4, advanced course , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
  COURSE CODE   751A01
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- account for current historical-scientific problems
- demonstrate an advanced understanding of scientific theory and method formation,
- independently engage in a problem discussion,
- critically assess and evaluate scientific literature.
Theory and Method in Historical Research, 7.5 HE credits

The students should acquire advanced understanding of historical theory and methodology, such as current scientific theoretical problems in general. This module includes an orientation in the current research situation of history, and different specialisations internationally and nationally.

Advanced Historical Specialisation, 7.5 credits

The students should acquire advanced knowledge of the history of a region or a chronological period, or a specific historical-scientific theme. The specialisation alternatives are above all based on the prevailing research profile of the subject, but also on other higher education institutions in the country. The module therefore intends, among other things, to prepare the student for third-cycle programmes, both nationally and internationally.

Scientific Work, 15 HE credits

The scientific work may either be designed to constitute an advanced study of certain parts of the basic level thesis or directed towards a problematising of literature around a problem area. The scientific work is presented in the form of a thesis. The thesis work may also be designed as a pilot study for a later thesis.
Lectures and seminars constitute essential parts of the teaching. Active participation in the compulsory parts of the working methods is a part of the examination. Independent work, individually or in groups, is included. The thesis work, which has a historical-theoretical profile, is carried out in close contact between the student and supervisor. The course includes independent knowledge acquisition via, for example, existing historical-scientific literature and/or archive (or the equivalent).
The course is examined in several different ways. Written examination in the form of a take-home examination is one way, as is independent oral examination. The essay is examined in seminars, which, in addition to defending the own the thesis work, includes carrying out an oral public discussion. Active participation in the seminars is required.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Passing grade in History, basic course, 30 HE credits and History, continuation course, 30 HE credits and at least 22.5 HE credits approved in History, in-depth course (or the equivalent). In addition to the above, documented knowledge in Swedish and English is required, equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle studies.
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
History 4, advanced course
Historia 4, avancerad kurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
ISAK - Department of Studies of Social Change and Culture
Registrar No: Liu-2008/00111   Course Code: 751A01      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : History - HIA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     HIA   HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-06-01