|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Sweden: History and Politics, 7.5 credits|
|(Sverige: historia och politik, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|Main field of study:||History|
|Academic school:||School of Historical and Contemporary Studies|
|Disciplinary domain:||Humanities 50% Social Sciences 50%|
|Education cycle:||First-cycle (Bachelor)|
|Course level:||A (introductory)|
|Progressive specialisation:||G1N (First cycle. Entry requirements: completed upper secondary education)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2017 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University on 2016-11-22 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 6, exemption provided for Social Sciences A (basic level)).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A6, exemption provided for basic level social sciences (equivalent of Swedish course Social Sciences 1b / 1a1+1a2)).
On completion of the course, students are able to
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
The course provides an introduction to Swedish history from the Viking era to the present, with a focus on political history. Different ideas and images of Sweden will be problematised during the course. Sweden’s political history is discussed using different examples from different periods, placing them in the wider context of Swedish history, as well as the political history of other countries. Possible topics and examples are the Varangians of the Viking era and their influence on state building processes in Eastern Europe, the Swedish ‘Great Power Era’, the Swedish nation-state and the welfare state.
1001, Sweden: History and Politics, 7,5 credits
(Sverige: historia och politik, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: U/G/VG
The course is taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Teaching can take place outside the university, e.g. in a museum.
Examination will be in the form of active participation in seminars, written assignments and a take-home written examination.
Make-up work in the form of written assignment will be required for all missed seminars. However, students who are absent for more than 20% of the compulsory seminars are not considered to have participated adequately in the course, and will not receive a pass grade.
|The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.|
If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
|8.||Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.