HIST3295 - International Economic Contemporary History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 days

Course content

Economic globalization processes cannot only be observed for the most recent decades; rather they occurred also in earlier periods. This course will provide an overview about globalization and de-globalization during the last hundred years, i.e. covering the period between the outbreak of World War I and today. It will especially try to answer the following questions: How did economic globalization develop and what different periods can be observed during the period examined? What are the specific characteristics of these periods? Which factors caused globalization and de-globalization? Which conditions favored or hampered its development? What effects did globalization and de-globalization have in different respects? And what repercussions, in turn, did these effects have on the further development of globalization? We will further discuss, based on country case studies, why the economic effects of globalization and the reactions to globalization differed among different countries.

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:

Should especially get an overview about periods of economic globalization and of economic de-globalization during the last 150 years as well as about their characteristics.

Should learn to identify the factors causing these developments and to analyze and describe from different perspectives and based on different country case studies both the direct effects and repercussions of economic globalization and of economic de-globalization.

Should learn to interpret and to contextualize historical statistics.


Should learn to write and to structure a short essay in a proper way as well as to find sources and literature.

Should get good knowledge about the history of globalization and about the basics of development theories and trade theory

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved assignment as part of group instruction/term paper

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

BA in history or equivalent.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100



Spring ORD Home examination 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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