HIST2005 - History of Technology and Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

This course provides students with an in-depth examination of the history of technology and science. It entails the study of societal and cultural development, as to how societies have been shaped by various forms of technological and scientific advances. Thus the course will explore scientific and technological developments within a range of cultural, social and economic contexts. The course consists of a number of topics, spanning time periods from ancient history until the present, and various geographical areas and entities. While the course will emphasis Norwegian, European and North-American developments within science and technology, it may also include Non-Western themes. The topics taught will vary from one academic year to another, depending on the department's available lecturing staff and their scholarly interests. Information on topics for the academic year is found under studies on the webpage for the department with academic responsibility.

Learning outcome

At the completion of this course, students should have the following knowledge:

  • an in-depth knowledge of how science and technology, broadly conceived, have been part of historical development processes
  • a solid understanding of the place of science and technology in society
  • clear insights into how the historiography of science and technology has developed

As well as the following skills:

  • the ability to reflect upon, discuss and present central problems in the history of technology and science
  • the capability of analyzing historical data and literature on the history of technology and science, and to draw conclusions based on these

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and individual assignments. Some of the topics may include an excursion outside of campus.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Written on-campus exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

See curriculum published at the start of the semester, and other materials (reading and lecture lists and other relevant information) published on Blackboard

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HIST2515 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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 2022-12-22 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-05-23 15:00 INSPERA
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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