HIST2006 - Cultural- and Social History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 3 days ALLE

Course content

The course provides students with an in-depth examination of selected social and cultural historical topics. It will also introduce the students to theoretical and methodological questions relevant to the topic of the course. The field of cultural and social history is broad and diverse. It can comprise, for example, work and everyday life; ways of thinking and living; identities, collectives, power and conflicts; social groups and settings; gender, class and ethnicity; and culture in its various forms and social contexts. The course will focus on different historical periods (from pre-modern to contemporary history) and various countries. The topics offered will vary from term to term, depending on the department's teaching resources as well as the lecturer's field of expertise and current research focus. Information on topics for the academic year is found under studies on the webpage for the department with academic responsibility.

Learning outcome

A candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome:


The candidate is expected to have attained

  • knowledge of the most important developments within the specific field the course focuses on
  • an understanding of various methods and perspectives used in the historiography of the specific field


The candidate is expected to

  • be able to reason, argue and orientate on chosen topics within the course's thematic scope
  • discuss the meaning of cultural and social history as a field of scholarly inquiry and education
  • reflect orally and in writing on how different sources, theories and methods can be used to acquire knowledge of the specific field

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and/or seminars. Written assignment and/or presentation(s). Every student is required to write one approved essay or to give an oral presentation during the course. (Guidelines concerning format, scope, procedures and participation requirements will be specified prior to each term.) Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory assignments from previous semesters may be approved by the department.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Home Examination

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

See curriculum published at the start of the semester, and other materials published on Blackboard

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HIST2305 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


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 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 ALLE





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