EUR2915 - History of European Integration


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 5 hours

Course content

How and why did European countries choose to pool resources and relinquish national sovereignty to supranational institutions after the Second World War? Was European economic and political integration inevitable? What are the historical junctures and milestones in the development of European cooperation and integration? The course offers an introduction to the origins, nature and development of European integration since 1945. Particular emphasis is placed on the conditions for integration at the domestic, European, and international levels. The course critically examines how historians have conceptualized and explained Europe, the history of economic and political integration, and the attitudes of individual states to the process of European integration. Central topics include for instance war and reconstruction, planning and liberalization in post-war societies as well as the EEC/EC/EU’s relationship with other international organizations.

Learning outcome

Successful candidates are expected to have acquired the following knowledge and skills:



  • have detailed knowledge and understanding of the history of economic and political integration in Europe since World War II
  • are familiar with the different ways in which historians have conceptualized and explained European integration


Students are able to

  • critically reflect on the history of European integration and place contemporary and current development in a broader historical context
  • apply their knowledge in discussions of central topics in the history of European integration
  • communicate this knowledge orally and in writing, using the appropriate terminology

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Obligatory written assignment (approved/not approved).

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Students have to submit and get approved an assignment in order to sit the exam.

Course materials

Available at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EUR2910 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • European Studies
  • History
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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