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 course contents: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.
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2021
Course offered in English to prospective exchange student, nominated for exchange by home university.
In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and have documented skills in English language. Exemption for Swedish A and B / Swedish 1-3.
The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.
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