Syllabus for Sweden's Economic and Social Development in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Sveriges ekonomiska och sociala utveckling under 1800- och 1900-talen
- 7.5 credits
- Course code: 2EH371
- Education cycle: First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Economic History G1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Established: 2007-01-24
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-05-14
- Revised by: The Department Board
- Applies from: Autumn 2020
- Entry requirements: General entry requirements
- Responsible department: Department of Economic History
Upon completion of the course, the student should
- be able to describe the general development of the Swedish economy c. 1750-present
- be able to describe the content and importance of concepts such as "the agrarian revolution", "industrialisation", and "the welfare state" within the Swedish context
- be able to discuss the importance of social, economic and political factors for economic change.
This course deals in some depth with the extensive structural and economic changes which have characterised Sweden since the mid 18th century. This takes the form of a chronological analysis of the rapid transition from a typical poor agrarian society to an industrial welfare state. Which were the driving forces behind the development? Why did they occur so late? Which were the production factors so favourable to Sweden? These are some of the questions activated in the course. The background and substance of the concept of The Swedish Model is also dealt with.
Lectures and seminars.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.
Applies from: Autumn 2020
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