|The Nordic Countries in the 20th Century , 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completion of the course the student should be able to
-demonstrate understanding of modern economic and social development in the Nordic countries
-compare various scholarly interpretations of the political, social, economic and cultural development of the Nordic countries.
- 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 roots of modern social and economic development are traced to both domestic and European sources
-The rise and fall of the welfare state (s)
-War, peace and neutrality (including role in the Cold War)
-Patterns of daily life in the modern world
-Towards an IT society
-The Nordic countries and the EU
|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|
|The 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.