HFEL0010 - Introduction to Norwegian History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Skriftlig 100/100 4 timer

Course content

The course is an introduction to Norwegian history 1000-2000.

The course focuses on the political and economic development of Norway from year 1000 to year 2000, from the Viking age to the present day. The main emphasis is on the time period after 1814. How did the Norwegian democracy and the post-war social democracy develop? We will look at the changing relationship between the state, the civil society and the markets. Why and how did Norway become a rich country?

Learning outcome

A candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome according to the course curriculum, defined as knowledge and skills:

The students
- should gain a basic knowledge of Norwegian history from the 9th century to the present
- should gain a solid insight of Norwegian political, economical and social history ca. 1800 to the present

The students
- should gain a basic understanding of the roots of and most important political, economical and social changing processes of modern Norwegian society

Learning methods and activities


Course materials

Required reading will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFEL0007 7.5 01.09.2009
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2013

Language of instruction: English


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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical Studies


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Skriftlig 100/100 2013-12-10 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Skriftlig 100/100 2014-05-16 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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