MITRA4011 – Reading course II - Methods and Theory In Modern International and Transnational History

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Course content

The reading course will offer an opportunity to deepen the knowledge acquired in MITRA4010 – Methods and Theory in Modern International and Transnational History. By focusing on one or several of the more specific methodological and theoretical problems connected to the study of international and transnational history (eurocentrism; entanglement, cultural hybridity etc.) the course will allow both for in-depth reading of secondary literature and reflection on these issues.This course is intergrated with MITRA4010 – Methods and Theory in Modern International and Transnational History.

Learning outcome

After you have taken this course you are expected to:

  • apply the key terms, concepts and approaches in history in general and international and transnational history in particular to a more specified topic
  • apply adequate methods for the analysis of historical problems to a concrete example


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

The course is only available to students accepted to Modern International and Transnational History (master's two years).


Recommended previous knowledge

A good ability to read and understand English is required for this course.


Seminar teaching with a particular emphasis on cooperative learning.

Student must write an individual extract/reflection paper for each session following the introduction and the cooperative teaching require that the students attend the seminars. 

Resources and information in this course will be given in Canvas.


Portfolio (e.g. 4 smaller reading-related papers: extract/reflection paper) + pp-slides as pfd files of group/individual oral presentation).

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit assignments in Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






This course will be taught for the first time in the spring semester 2018 and then every spring semester onwards.


The first exam for this course will be held in the spring semester 2018 and then every spring semester onwards.

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