Specialization in Pre-Modern History
- ECTS credits15
- Teaching semesterAutumn
- Course codeHIS114
- Number of semesters1
The course is usually given in Norwegian, but can be given in English in specific semesters. See the course overview
http://www.uib.no/en/discipline/history/84819/theme-descriptions-history to see if there is an English course offered this semester.
Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course aims at providing students with a specialization in relevant historical themes in the period from the Antiquity to c. 1750. The Department usually provides teaching in one or several such themes, depending on available resources. Students choose one theme (per course). The themes may vary according to available teaching resources and research interests. The Department announces the themes that are offered before the start of the semester.
The course may be included in a specialization in history.
The following topics will be offered for the autumn semester 2020:
Topic 3: Kjetteri og inkvisisjon
Topic 4: Klima og samfunn i førmoderne tid/Climate and society in premodern history
Topic 5: A History of the Habsburg Empire, 1477-1918
Topic 6: Norsk mellomalder frå ca. 700 ¿ 1300
After successful completion of the course, the student has good knowledge on and is familiar with central perspectives, explanations and theories within the theme. The student is also familiar with central historical methods and methodical aspects of historical research.
The student is able to problematize, use relevant scholarly terminology, and discuss central historical questions related to the chosen theme. He/she is able to evaluate critically historical presentations in scholarly works and historical sources, and to analyze historical data provided through sources and literature. He/she is able to draw his/her own conclusions on this basis.
The student is able to study an extensive research literature, to communicate knowledge and perspectives from this literature, and to reason in writing for his/her own conclusions drawn on this basis.
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Good command of English
Access to the Course
The course is open to students enrolled at the University of Bergen
Teaching and learning methods
Approximately twelve lectures.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
In order to take the written examination, the student must have passed a compulsory written paper. The extent, deadline for submission and guidelines for this compulsory requirement is announced on Mitt UiB in the beginning of the teaching semester.
The passed compulsory requirement is valid for one semester following the teaching semester in which it was passed.
Forms of Assessment
Six-hour written examination.
Compulsory requirements must be passed and valid in order to take the written examination.
An examination will also be held in the course-free semester (spring). This exam is only open for students with valid compulsory requirements.
Grades will be set using a scale of A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade. Grade F is a fail.
The Department prepares required reading lists consisting of approx. 1200 pages.
The course unit will be evaluated regularly.
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
- 24.11.2020, 09:00
- 7 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam