HIST3295 - International Economic Contemporary History


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
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 provides advanced insights 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 explore, 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:


The candidate

  • should especially gain thorough insights about periods of economic globalization and of economic de-globalization during the last 150 years as well as about their characteristics
  • can identify clearly 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
  • can interpret and contextualize historical statistics


The candidate

  • can write and structure a short academic essay in a clear fashion and locate source material and relevant literature
  • will gain an advanced 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

Required previous knowledge

BA in history, social sciences or equivalent

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.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Modern History and Society


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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