HIST2011 - International History after 1870


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 an in-depth exploration of the most important political, economic, cultural, and social historical perspectives/themes within the whole or parts of the period. It is emphasized that the various topics which are taught require basic knowledge of history, and that the course offered under the heading International History provides a further deepening of the topics under examination. In addition the course will enable students to place the most central historiographical processes in perspective of the most important historiographical debates on the topic. Central topics which may be offered are:

  • Great Power Politics since 1900
  • The German Problem in International Politics 1870-1945
  • American Foreign and Security Policy from Nixon to Trump
  • The Rise and Fall of Communism 1917-1991
  • The Global Cold War
  • Imperial Crossroads: The Great Powers, the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula
  • The Middle East Before and After the Arab Spring

The topics offered within the course will vary each academic year, depending on available teaching resources at the department. The current/relevant topics will usually be based on the current/available teachers' 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 will have in-depth knowledge of the given topics, the ability to demonstrate and elaborate central historical contexts and perspectives, and to provide clear insights into the most important professional history debates.


The candidate is expected to understand and analyse the most central historical processes which are taught in the course. Additionally, the candidate should be able to use the material from the course to carry out autonomous and independent investigations and research.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and/or seminars. Semester assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Semester assignment.

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
HIST2810 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
HIST2625 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 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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 INSPERA
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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