HIST2515 - From Leonardo to the Internet


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course will give a survey over the last 300 year with a focus on the relation between culture and society on one hand and technology and technological change on the other. This goes for economic institutions, public policy (infrastructure etc), religion, war and defence issues etc. The course include a one day excursion through the city with emphasis on typical European technologies and how the have manifested themselves in Trondheim. The course presupposes no prior knowledge of technology.

Learning outcome

The Students at this course are expected to meet the following learning objectives, divided into knowledge and skills:
The student has
- a broad, overall knowledge about the relationships between technology, culture and society from the renaissance up until today in Western societies.
- an understanding of the place of technology in the development of 20th century Western societies.
- basic knowledge about the development of professional historiography within the field of history of technology.

The student
- is able to reflect upon, discuss and present central problems in the history of technology
- is capable of analyzing historical data and literature on the history of technology, with the ability to draw conclusions based on these.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and excursion. Individual exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved assignments through the course

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
HIST2005 7.5 2018-09-01


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2014-12-18 09:00 DI173 , Storhall del 1
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2015-06-01 09:00 D132, bygg 11 , Datasal 10345, bygg 10 , D106, bygg 3
  • * 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.