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Swedish history 7.5 Credits

Svensk historia
First cycle, H0038N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 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#
Subject group (SCB)

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 this course be able to discuss Swedish history in broad outlines and give examples of essential historical contexts regarding politics, economy, technology, and environment, which have made Sweden’s transition from an agrarian society to an industrialised nation possible.

The first settlers; Bronze age; Iron age; The Vikings; The middle ages; Consolidation as a nation; The period as Great power; Time of Liberty; The road to democracy; The industrial revolution; Social, technological and economical development during the 19th and 20th centuries; Swedish minorities and Swedish citizenship; Environmental degradation and policy of the 20th century; Sweden during the world wars and The modern welfare state.

Lectures, tutorials and seminars.

Students skills (mainly set up under "Contents" above) are examined through a written final exam (6 HP) and an individual written as well as orally presented assignment (1.5 HP). The examinations will be graded pass (G#) or fail (U).


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.

Josefin Rönnbäck

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Lindkvist, T, Sjöberg, M, Hedenborg, S. & Kvarnström, L. (2018). A concise history of Sweden from the Viking Age to the present. (1st ed.). ISBN: 978-91-44-10497-3.
Additional articles can be added.

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

0002Writtten Exam6.0TG U G#
0003Oral Presentation1.5TG U G#

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 15 Jun 2018