2465.20 - History and welfare in small states and islands.

Course number
History and welfare in small states and islands.
Bachelor in History, Social Science, Politics and Administration or equivalent qualifications.
The purpose of the course is to provide the students with advanced conceptual and theoretical competences within the study of history and welfare in small states and islands.
Based in the field of small states and islands: • Key concepts and theories in the study of small states and islands. • Selected concepts within the field of welfare theory and historical method. • Selected empirical fields of welfare in comparative and international history. • Selected empirical fields of public organisations and administration. • The dialectics between the history of ideas and material history. An understanding of historical events as constructed and deconstructed.
Learning and teaching approaches
The course is based on a combination of lectures, student presentation, seminars and group work.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to: • Communicate orally and in writing an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of history. • Analyse and discuss the role of welfare in the historical analysis of modern/late modern societies. • Compare and contrast different theories and theoretical approaches and their practical purpose in understanding the role of institutions and organisations in the development of welfare societies. • Identify and define concrete problems and methods in studies of welfare history. Reflect on the above-mentioned problematics in relation to small states and islands.
Assessment method
In-class presentation and submission of paper (max 10 pages, i.e. 4.500 words): 50% of final grade. Time bound written individual assignment (max 10 pages, i.e. 4.500 words): 50% of final grade. To pass, students must pass both assessments individually.
Marking scale
Bibliography will be available on Moodle
Erika Anne Hayfield