Terje I Leiren
Scandinavian history from the Viking Age to 1720, with an emphasis on the political, social, and economic development of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 380.
Student can expect to learn about the history of Scandinavia from the Middle Ages to the period of the Enlightenment. The course examines the political, social and economic development of the Scandinavian countries from the end of the Viking Age through the Lutheran Reformation and the experiment with monarchical absolutism in the mechantilist economic system
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The method of instruction is lecture/discussion.
No special prerequisites requred except a students interest and willingness to work and eagerness to learn.
Class assignments and grading
A short research paper is usually required. A library orientation session is included in the discussion of research topics and how to choose a topic for research and writing. Reading assignments are made from the text books required for the class.
Grades are based on performance in the written examinations--one mid-term exam and a final exam-- and the short research paper.