Modern history 1870 - 1945
The course in World History will examine the major political, social, economic and cultural development from the 1870s to the end og World War II. The study should enable students to understand the ways in which the western past has contributed to the shaping of the contemporary world. The emphasis will concern around events which brought to dramatic changes.
In Norwegian history the content offers an understanding of the major processes of change which have shaped modern Norwegian society. At the close of the 19th century Norway was one of the poorest countries in Western Europe, with one of Europe’s highest emigration rates and significant social problems. Ten years later a forty year period of high economic growth began, and the economy accelerated again in the 1970s as the oil economy emerged and took Norway to third place in the world, in terms of GNP per capita.
One week can be used to a voluntary excursion to Estonia. The students have to pay the excursion.