Syllabus for Industrialisation, Modernisation and Globalisation: Economic Development after 1800

Industrialisering, modernisering och globalisering - ekonomisk utveckling efter 1800

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2EH414
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Economic History A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2011-06-22
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-05-14
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 27, 2020
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university
  • Responsible department: Department of Economic History

Decisions and guidelines

This course is a core course in economic history within the Master's Programme in the Social Sciences. The course syllabus has been approved by the board of the Department of Economic History.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • describe and discuss on an advanced level fundamental features of general and Swedish economic history during 19th and the 20th centuries.
  • independently and critically analyse some of the classic works within this field.
  • reflect orally and in writing on how these works have influenced the development of the subject economic history.
  • place the field of economic history in relation to other social scientific disciplines by independently identifying and formulating central issues of economic-historical research.

Content

This course provides advanced study of some central themes and issues in general and Swedish economic history from the time of the Industrial Revolution and onwards. The themes studied are the industrialisation process, the renewal of industrial enterprise and the labour market and the importance of institutions. Apart from purely economic aspects of societal change, social and cultural aspects are dealt with as well. The starting point for the course consists of scholarly works that have strongly influenced the development of the subject and thereby become classics within economic history. The literature is chosen so that different theoretical and methodological methods are represented and will be problematised from class and gender perspectives.

Instruction

Instruction is in the form of lectures and seminars.

Assessment

The course is examined through written assignments, oral presentations and active participation in 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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2020

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Allen, Robert C. The British industrial revolution in global perspective

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Frank, André Gunder ReOrient : global economy in the Asian Age

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Honeyman, Katrina Women, gender and industrialisation in England, 1700-1870.

    Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Jörberg, Lennart The diffusion of technology and industrial change in Sweden during the nineteenth century

    Part of:

    Bruland, Kristine Technology transfer and Scandinavian industrialisation

    New York: Berg, 1991

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Landes, David S. The unbound Prometheus : technological change and industrial development in Western Europe from 1750 to the present

    2. ed.: Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Ljungberg, Jonas; Schön, Lennart Domestic markets and international integration: : paths to industrialisation in the Nordic countries

    Part of:

    Scandinavian economic history review

    vol. 61 (2013) nr. 2 s. 101-121

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Mokyr, Joel. The lever of riches : technological creativity and economic progress

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • O'Rourke, Kevin H.; Williamson, Jeffrey G. Open economy forces and late Nineteenth Century Swedish catch-up : a quantitative accounting

    Part of:

    Scandinavian economic history review

    1995 (43), s. 171-203 : diagr., tab.

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Vries, Jan de The industrious revolution : consumer behavior and the household economy, 1650 to the present

    Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008

    Find in the library

    Mandatory