HIST2008 - Economic History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course provides students with an in-depth exploration of selected topics of global economic history after the Napoleonic wars (1814/1815) and locates them in the larger cultural and societal context of the period under examination. Although course topics may vary with regard to periods, regions and countries, they should always be assessed from various perspectives. Crucial keywords for topics which may be offered are:
-Globalisation and de-globalisation: For example, the growth of international trade
-The international economic system, including the development from the gold standard during the 19th century to today‘s liberal economic order.
The specific course topics may change annually and will usually reflect that years lecturer’s research interests. Find information on topics of the academic year here:

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:

Knowledge: The candidate
• has comprehensive knowledge about Global economic history after the Napoleonic period;
• in-depth understanding of the different theoretical and/or methodical perspectives and approaches in the field modern economic history;

Skills: candidates should be able
• to analyse and discuss central developments covered in the course
• to reflect orally and in writing about central problems and debates
• to apply empirical knowledge and theoretical approaches for analyse issues independently.

Learning methods and activities

The course will be assessed by way of a semester paper and a final examination (the former must be passed to sit the latter).

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

There is a 4-hour exam at the end of the semester.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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
HIST2405 7.5 01.09.2018
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Institutt for moderne samfunnshistorie



Examination arrangement: Home examination

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

Release 2020-12-05

Submission 2020-12-05

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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

Release 2021-05-20

Submission 2021-05-20

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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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