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Sweden and the Nordic countries in the early modern era (ca 1500-1800)

Course
Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-12713
Tuition
Full education cost: 21 500 SEK
First payment: 21 500 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Summary

This course gives you an overview of Sweden and the Nordic region in the early modern period (approx. 1500-1800). The course is based on current research.

About

In the 17th and early 18th centuries Sweden was considered to be one of the great powers of Europe. Sweden was the leading protestant state and had territorial control over parts of the Baltic region and territories that used to be member states of the Holy Roman Empire. 

This course gives you an overview of Sweden and the Nordic region in the early modern period (approx. 1500-1800). The course is based on current research.

Social, cultural, economic and political developments in the Nordic countries, Europe and the world during the early modern era changed Sweden?s role. Through seminars and lectures you will discuss key themes of Sweden and the Nordic region such as the development and legitimization of the absolute state, production of knowledge and power relations and gender relations in the early modern society.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

General entrance requirements

Selection

Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %).

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %).