Swedish History

Students shall after this course be able to discuss Swedish history in broad outlines and give examples of essential historical contexts regarding politics, economy, technology, and environment, which have made Sweden’s transition from an agrarian society to an industrialised nation possible. 

The course contents:

The first settlers; Bronze age; Iron age; The Vikings; The middle ages; Consolidation as a nation; The period as Great power; Time of Liberty; The road to democracy; The industrial revolution; Social, technological and economical development during the 19th and 20th centuries; Swedish minorities and Swedish citizenship; Environmental degradation and policy of the 20th century; Sweden during the world wars and The modern welfare state.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instruction
InstitutionLuleå University of Technology
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ECTS credits7.5
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyHistory and archaeology
Teaching placeLuleå
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