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Societal change from different perspectives 15 credits

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First cycle, H0037N
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 4 - Present
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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 + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 2a/2b/2c. General Science 1b/1a1 +1 a2, Social Studies 1b/1a1 +1a2 (specifik entry A6b). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses English B, Mathematics B, General Science A, Social Science A (specifik entry 6b)

More information about English language requirements


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

Course Aim
After completion of the course, students should be able to account for different forms of historical change (social, technological and economic) and how different explanatory models interpret these changes. In addition, they must be able to identify and explain several different societal changes based on the different explanatory models. Students should also be able to use a variety of relevant learning tools.

The course deals with different explanatory models for historical change based on social, technical and economic factors and their interrelationships. Examples are taken from all epochs, but the focus is on Middle age and Early modern periods. Learning tools relevant.

Lectures and seminars.

Active participation in seminars, 2 credits (U, G).
Oral and written presentation, 2 credits (U, G).
In-depth study in group (oral and written presentation), 3,5 credits (U, G, VG)
Written exam, 7.5 credits (U, G, VG)
To pass the course, G is required on all subjects. For the grade Pass with distinction, VG is required for the exam and G at the other subjects.

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

Some parts of the course realization may be in English.

Per-Olof Grönberg

Literature. Valid from Spring 2018 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Caine, Barbara & Sluga, Glenda, Europas historia 1780-1920: ett genusperspektiv, Natur och kultur, Stockholm, 2009
Neal, Larry, Cameron, Rondo E. & Schön, Lennart, Världens ekonomiska historia: från urtid till nutid, Tredje upplagan, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2016
Dahlgren, Stellan & Florén, Anders, Fråga det förflutna: en introduktion till den moderna historieforskningen, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 1996.
Hobson, J. M. Västerlandets österländska ursprung. Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2007.
Headrick Daniel R. Technology: A World History. Oxford University Pr, 2009.
Liljegren, B. (2012). Att undervisa i historia. Tusen och ett sätt att inspirera sina elever. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
McKay, John P. et al. A History of World Societies. Ninth Edition, Bedfords/St. Martin´s (Macmillan), 2012. (I urval.)
Phillips, Ian Teaching History. Developing as a reflective secondary teacher. Sage Publications Ltd, 2008. (I urval. Finns som elektronisk resurs via biblioteket.)
Sjöberg, Maria & Cassel, Kerstin (red.), En samtidig världshistoria, Andra upplagan, Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2017. (I urval)
Historisk atlas.
Articles may be added

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written ExamU G VG *7.50MandatoryA12
0005Individual Oral and Written PresentationU G#2.00MandatoryA15
0006SeminarsU G#2.00MandatoryA18
0007Group Exercises, Oral and Written PresentationU G VG *3.50MandatoryA18

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 Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 17 Jan 2020