|History 3, in-depth course , 30 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|On completion of the course, the student should, at an in-depth level, be able to
- use tools based on theory of science to be able to interpret historical problems,
- demonstrate specialised and even more in-depth knowledge of historical problems,
- problematise an empirical study concerning an independent critical processing of a historical source material,
- account for current historical-scientific research
- demonstrate knowledge of how historical source material can be used, processed and understood, as well as how it can be interpreted and presented to a scientific audience,
- use knowledge of information retrieval via archives, library, databases and the Internet,
- account for how source material can be scientifically understood and placed in a historical-scientific context,
- account for how historical-scientific perspectives on, for example, class, gender and diversity may influence the historiography and how these choices of perspective change over time.
|The course consists of the following parts:
Method and Theory, 7.5 HE credits
This module should give the student an orientation in different scientific schools of thought, and skills in using scientific theoretical bases for thesis work. The aim is also to provide advanced knowledge in the theory and methods of the subject.
In-depth Reading, 7.5 HE credits
Study of scientific literature to an extent of about 1500 pages of one or more themes that are established by the student and teacher in consultation.
Thesis, Archival and Library Science, and Source Studies, 15 HE credits
The focus is on writing a scientifically documented thesis, on which higher demands for independence and critical use of materials are set than at the equivalent assignments in the continuation course. The theses are presented and examined at seminars. An orientation in archiving principles is also given, as well as in bibliography and more important source series, in addition to processing methods.
|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 is done in close contact between student and supervisor. The course includes own knowledge acquisition via for example archives (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 at seminars that include carrying out two public oral review with other course participants, in addition to defending the own thesis work. For the seminar activity as well as the teaching in library and archival science, active compulsory attendance applies.
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.
Completed History 2, advanced course with at least 22.5 credits passed including essay (corresponding).
|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.