About the education
This course is as an introduction to modern Nordic history intended for non-Nordic students. It is recommended that you take this module after studying HI1354, Introduction to Nordic History I. This course introduces key themes in Nordic history from the 18th century to today. It covers the main themes and provides thematic specializations into a few selected areas. Political history, broadly understood, makes up the core: nationalism, democratization, parliamentarianism, Nordic cooperation, foreign policies and welfare developments etc. Both features that characterize the region in its whole and differences between them emerging states will be covered. This approach provides a good basis for comparisons both within the Nordic region and in relation to the wider European setting. The teaching includes a mix of lectures and text-based seminars.
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Area of interest: Arts and Humanities
How are different cultures created and how do they affect us? Arts and Humanities is an area of interest that includes a wide variety of subjects such as Archaeology, Philosophy, History, Religion, Ethnology, Literature, and Theatre and Performance Studies. In one way or another these subjects are an expression of how culture affects human beings and society. As a student you will improve your analytical skills and learn to identify different lines of development, often in an interdisciplinary context.
Studies within Arts and Humanities give you broad general competence that is very useful in the job market, where autonomy, analytical and communication skills are in great demand.