|The Nordic Countries in the 18th and 19th Centuries, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completion of the course the student should be able to
- demonstrate knowledge of the political, economic and social developments of the 18th and 19th centuries.
- demonstrate understanding of the results of modern scholarship and various interpretations the history of the Nordic countries in these centuries.
- master the critical and theoretical skills that are the tools of the historian.
- demonstrate the ability to conduct and lead discussions, make oral presentations and deliver constructive criticism.
|The course deals with
- the political developments of the 18th century - Kings and the people - the role of parliaments
- demonstrate knowledge of the expression that the Enlightenment took in the north of Europe, science and culture
- The role of the Enlightened despots
- Involvement in the Napoleonic Wars
- Wars and shifting boundaries in the early 19th century
- The growth of representative government and political reforms, changes in suffrage
- Changes in the agrarian and industrial worlds in 19th century
- Urbanization, population change and emigration
- Growth of popular movements
- The development of non-alignment.
|Instruction will consist mainly of lectures and seminars in which active participation is expected in the compulsory elements. The course requires full-time study, including searching for literature, reading, analyzing and reflecting on relevant literature and preparing the discussions and the written paper. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course. Language of instructions: English|
|Each individual course will be examined by means of a combination of written papers, oral presentations and active participation in seminars.
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.
In-depth studies of approximately three semesters of full-time study in a major subject relevant to the programme. Relevant subjects are, for example, history/social history, cultural history, political science or related fields.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paperbased 550 + TWE-score 4.0, computorbased 213 and internetbased 79), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.0 and no band under 5.0), or equivalent.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|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.