HIST2535 - Doing History in the Digital Society - Theories, Methods and Practice


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 2 weeks

Course content

The aim of the course is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the theories, methods and other ways of working within history as an academic discipline. After the course, the students have acquainted themselves with the types of questions, evidence and explanations that historians typically deal with. This includes knowledge about archives (including digital source materials), concepts about source materials, source criticism and various types of historical explanations. The course is reserved for students in the integrated master programs in teacher education qualifying for teaching in grades 8-13.

Learning outcome

The following learning outcomes should be expected upon completion of the course:


The candidate has

  • knowledge about important methodological challenges within historical research.
  • critical awareness in using Internet and other digital information as sources.
  • fundamental knowledge about the historical and current development of history as a field of study.
  • the ability to reflect upon how her/his behaviour influences other people's behaviour and collaboration.


The candidate has

  • detailed command of the practice of source criticism.
  • comprehensive command in discerning between various types of sources used in history.
  • fundamental skills in using historical statistics, tables and graphical representations in history
  • skills in search and assessment of potential sources in history.

Learning methods and activities

This course will be based on online material- and -activities, and organized as cooperative learning throughout the semester. Some meetings may be held on- or off-campus. Further information will be given at the start of the semester. The learning activities in the course are structured around various group assignments. The assignments are mandatory, and may be divided into several smaller subtasks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written exercise

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the five-year integrated teaching education programme in history.

Course materials

See curriculum published at the start of the semester, and other materials (reading and other relevant information) published on Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HIST2525 7.5 AUTUMN 2015
HIST1505 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • 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





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