HIST1550 - Modern History after ca. 1750 II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours E

Course content

This course gives an overview of the important social, economic and political processes within Norwegian and International history from ca 1750 up to the 21st century. An important goal is to emphasise the linkage between Norwegian and international history, as well as to highlight the different perspectives in the historiography. The course starts with the Enlightenment and the major upheavals in the 18th century, and takes up other themes like the industrial revolution, nationalism in Europe, European expansion and imperialism. Other important themes are the great wars, upheavals and human catastrophes of the first half of the 20th century, the political and economic developments in the inter-war years, the Cold War, and trans-national projects (like the European integration), decolonisation, the liberation of women, and economic and cultural globalisation. Above all, the course will highlight the ways in which international trends and events influence developments in Norway.

Learning outcome

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


The candidate:

  • has broad knowledge in central political, economical and social history in the period after ca. 1750
  • is familiar with different perspectives used by historians to explain fundamental historical themes in the period
  • has knowledge about the context between Norwegian and international history


The candidate:

  • is able to explain central historical developments in the period after ca. 1750
  • is able to carry through a source analysis that complies with the requirements of academic writing
  • is able to discuss historical issues and to draw independent conclusions

General competence

The candidate:

  • is able to engage in discussions and has insights into relevant ethical considerations and is therefore able to analyse a case from different points of view. Critical thinking is central here.
  • is able to convey key issues such as historical insight and theory through experience with handling large amounts of information, and is able to present findings both in writing and verbally, or through other relevant modes of expression
  • is able to plan and execute assignments over time

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and group assignments. Problem based and interactive assignments. The course is taught together with HIST1500.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment
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  • Assignment
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Further on evaluation

Written examination, can be held digitally, which assesses a broad spectre of skills (e.g. textual analysis, picture analysis and use of sources). Exam registration requires that class registration and all compulsory assignments are approved in the same semester.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

See syllabus

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HIST1500 15.0 AUTUMN 2017
HIST1250 15.0 AUTUMN 2017
HIST1150 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Modern History and Society


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 4
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-31 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 18
  • * 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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