History 2, continuation course, 30 credits (751G02)

Historia 2, fortsättningskurs, 30 hp

Main field of study



First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Sam Willner

Course coordinator

Sam Willner

Director of studies or equivalent

Lasse Kvarnström
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2020 v202004-202023 Swedish Linköping
F7KKU Bachelor´s Programme in Humanities 4 (Spring 2020) Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study


Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor´s Programme in Humanities

Entry requirements

Completed History, basic course with at least 21 credits passed (corresponding).

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should, at an in-depth level, be able to
- use knowledge of historical problem areas, the methodology of the subject of history, and historiography,
- demonstrate skills in problem formulation and collection, evaluation and processing of source material in a production that observes elementary historical-scientific requirements, in the form of a thesis,
- analyse historical-scientific work,
- carry out information retrieval in archives, libraries, databases and via the Internet,
- evaluate source material and demonstrate a scientific approach.

Course content

The course consists of four parts

Thematic Historical Specialisation, 7.5 HE credits
The studies should give the student knowledge of current scientific research issues that are defined from chronological, theoretical and/or thematic historical research fields.

Method Course, 6 HE credits
The course comprises lectures and seminars that aim to give the students knowledge of different types of material and working methods, in preparation for the subsequent thesis.

Thesis, 9 HE credits
The aim of the course is that the student should write an academic paper. The student should also conduct a critical oral review on another thesis that has been presented at the seminar and participate actively in other essay seminars during the course.

Specialised History Course, 7.5 HE credits
The course intends to give the student a historiographical perspective through an independent literature study course that is divided into two parts. The first part of the course intends to introduce the student to the basic historiographical development of history during the 19th and 20th centuries. The second part consists of a reading course that aims to give the students advanced knowledge of the history of either an epoch, a region or a theme.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures, compulsory seminars, independent studies and processing of as well as reflection on literature are the main working methods of the course, along with thesis work under teacher supervision. The working methods of the course requires that the individual student acquires own empirical knowledge via archives (or the equivalent).


The course is examined in several different ways. Written examination, in the form of a take-home examination, and independent oral examination are included in the examination. The thesis is examined in seminars, which includes oral public discussion, in addition to defending the own thesis work. For the seminar activity, active compulsory attendance applies.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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Att skriva uppsats - handbok för uppsatsskrivande i historia
Florén, Anders, Ågren, Henrik, (2018) Historiska undersökningar : grunder i historisk teori, metod och framställningssätt 3 Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2018

ISBN: 9789144123141

Gustavsson, Martin, Svanström, Yvonne, (2018) Metod : guide för historiska studier

ISBN: 9789144107943

Müller, Leos, Weiss, Holger, Rydén, Göran, (2010) Global historia från periferin : Norden 1600-1850 1. uppl. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2010

ISBN: 9789144057095

Stearns, Peter N., (2010) Globalization in world history London ; New York : Routledge, 2010

ISBN: 9780415779180,9780415779173,0415779170,0415779189,9780203866061,0203866061



FÖRK Examination U, G, VG 7.5 credits
GLOB Examination U, G, VG 7.5 credits
METK Examination U, G, VG 6 credits
UPPS Examination U, G, VG 9 credits

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