Oslo, Norway

Norwegian History

when 26 June 2023 - 4 August 2023
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 10 EC

The course provides a survey of Norwegian history. The first half covers the first migrations to Norway; social, political, and mythical traditions of the Viking period; the formation of the medieval Christian kingdom; the Black Death; the Kalmar Union; the Lutheran Reformation and wars of the Dano-Norwegian kingdom. The second half covers folk culture, economy, and enlightenment trends under absolutism in the 18th century; the constitution of 1814; the development of democratic institutions; emigration; the rise of nationalism; the creation of a modern economy; economic and political crises of the Interwar years; World War II; the welfare state; and Norway’s relationships with Europe and the world.

Target group

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Course aim

To provide students with an overview of Norwegian history and some mastery of historical theories and methods connected with various topics.

Fee info

NOK 0: Due to the fluid situation regarding the Coronavirus, all Bachelor's courses will be offered as digital courses, at no cost (students must buy course books themselves).