History and Social Geography

History and Social Geography

How has historical and geographical conditions influenced human societies and their surroundings?

Study level
Exchange Courses
Closing dates
Autumn semester: April 15
30 ECTS Bachelor level
Start up
Autumn 2019

Why study History and social geography?

History and social geography enables students to develop a fundamental understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live from the interplay between societies and their surroundings in different historical and geographical circumstances. This course encourages students to acquire subject-specific knowledge in combination with didactical perspectives.  Studying with us will encourage critical thinking, where students engage with historical and geographical sources and learn how to develop relevant teaching methods and strategies.

What you will learn?

The aim of this course is to foster critical reflection in interdisciplinary questions related to history and social geography. Students will learn to understand the interplay between geography and the development of human societies, and how they can use this understanding to identify and assess relevant teaching methods and strategies. The students discuss various theories and key concepts relating to ‘history and social geography’, and they will learn to apply both a local and a global perspective. Students are expected to participate in workshops and excursions, for example to museums.

The course consist of four modules:

  • Space, Place, Mobility and Power
  • An Overview of Global History from Stone Age to Space Age
  • The Vikings: from Local Actors to Global Players
  • Industrialisation and Heritage Industry

Why study at USN?

USN offer an informal and student friendly environment. Our campuses are small with an open-door policy where our staff dedicates time and attention to each student. USN offers a safe living and study environment as well as a multicultural society where English is widely spoken. Our programs are focused on practical study methods with a problem-based approach that should help students to prepare for real-life situations.

Further study opportunities

This course is offered as an elective course in our ITEPS program.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university, to enrol.

Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.

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Full time – Drammen


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