Sweden's Economic and Social Development in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2EH371
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Economic History G1N
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Finalised by
- The Department Board, 14 May 2018
- Responsible department
- Department of Economic History
General entry requirements
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.