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History A, Cultures meeting in cooperation and conflict: Global history up to 1700 7.5 credits

Historia A, Kulturmöten i samverkan och konflikt: Världen fram till 1700
First cycle, H0019N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
Students shall, after completion of the course, be able to identify and explain essential historical contexts from a global perspective, from prehistoric times until the year 1700 approx. For further clarification about what this means, see under “Contents” below.

This course provides an overview of global history from prehistoric times until the year 1700 approx. After completion of the course, students shall be able to identify and explain;
• Basic conditions for the emergence of civilizations.
• Social and cultural developments in the Middle Eastern and Asian high culture groups.
• Ancient cultures and ancient cultural heritage.
• The feudal social system and Europe's birth.
• Church-state relations.
• The geographical discoveries and their significance.
• National States and the emergence of the strong princely power.

Student skills (mainly set up under "Contents" above) are examined through a take-home exam (part 1) and an assignment report (part 2).The course awards the grades pass with distinction (VG) pass (G) or fail (U).


Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration , not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Josefin Rönnbäck

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
- Hobson, J. M. (2007) Västerlandets österländska ursprung. Studentlitteratur, Lund. (I urval.)
- Sjöberg, Maria & Cassel, Kerstin (red.) (2014). En samtidig världshistoria. (1st ed.). Studentlitteratur, Lund. (I urval.).

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Take-home examinationU G VG *5.00MandatoryA15
0003Assignment reportU G#2.50MandatoryA15

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Head of the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences 19 Feb 2010

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Jun 2019