HIST2008 - Economic History


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

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. 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 according to the course curriculum, defined as knowledge and skills:


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


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.

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 AUTUMN 2018
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • History
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-27 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 10
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 23
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 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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