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Undergraduate course

Europe after 1945: Resources, Demography, Economy

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeEUR103
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

ECTS Credits

15 studiepoeng

Level of Study


Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course provides a basic overview over the European economy. It offers knowledge and evaluation on the economic development of Europe and its challenges until today. The course provides an overview over important processes which have led to Europe`s economy of today. The course focuses at the demographic and economic development in Europe after 1945.

Main points are:

  1. Economic growth and structural changes after World War II. This includes the use of human and technical resources as well as innovations
  2. Differences in the allocation of resources and reactions upon it, including changes in the amount of population.
  3. Globalization; unification after the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe.

The course is mandatory for students in the Bachelor-program European studies, but it can be taken by other students as well. The course can be part of the direction of specialization in history.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes:




The student

  • has knowledge on the development of institutions, systems, and processes which were involved in shaping European history since 1945.
  • knows the most important theories and debates on this development.



The student

  • shows ability to critically evaluate historical problems.
  • demonstrates their know-how by analyzing related literature and their ability to drawing own conclusion on it.

General competence


The student

  • shows ability to study comprehensive related literature
  • shows their know-how and explain own conclusions in a written exam.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Good command of English, both written and spoken.

Access to the Course

The course is open for students enrolled at the University of Bergen. Students without admission may be granted permission to sign up for this course on the basis of an application to the Faculty of Humanities 

Teaching and learning methods

Approximately 15 lectures

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

  • 6 hours written exam

For the fall semester 2020 the written exam will be conducted from home to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Students will be awarded 2 hours additional time (1/3 of the original 6 hours), giving a total of 8 hours to complete the exam.

Grading Scale

Grades will be set using a scale of A to F.

This also applies for the spring semester 2020.

Assessment Semester

Spring and autumn

Reading List

The reading list is submitted by June 1th for the Autumn semester and by December 1th for the Spring semester

Reading lists with compulsory curriculum are prepared by the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (in total, approximately 1200 pages).

Course Evaluation

The course unit will be evaluated regularly

Programme Committee

The programme committe is the course coordinator and is responsible for the quality of the programme and all the courses in it.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Humanities by Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural studies and Religion is the course administrator.


Contact Information

Contact Information:advice@ahkr.uib.no


Tlf 555 82300

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination at home

    22.09.2020, 09:00
    8 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam