HIST2405 - Economic History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course is a survey of international and Norwegian economic history after the end of the Napoleonic wars. Why and how has economic globalisation taken place? Why was the economy de-globalised in the interwar era? The course analyses the development from the 19th Century gold standard regime to the present day economic liberalism. Norway's economic history is analysed in an international context.

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:

- will acquire knowledge about the international and Norwegian economic development after the 1820s
- acquires an understanding of the most important developments of economic

- is able to explain crucial changes in economic development
- should be able to write an extended independent, well-structured analytical essay/paper, about a topic related to the content of the lecture
- has acquired knowledge which constitutes the basis for deeper insights in the periods discussed.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. The obligatory assignments must be approved before the student can take the exam. There is an 4 hour exam at the end of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

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 reading list

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HIST2008 7.5 2018-09-01
HIST2410 7.5 2008-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2017-12-16 09:00 Datasal 10349, bygg 10 , Storhall del 2
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2018-06-08 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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