This course examines the lives, experiences, statues and perceptions of women in premodern Europe from different perspectives – economic, social, political, religious and cultural. Themes addressed include the family, working life, education, crime, witchcraft, politics, female piety, and the early feminists. This course presents a unique entry to gain exposure to foundational historical categories and methods. Students will gain knowledge of concepts critical to historical debate and foundation in a variety of approaches to history.
The course requires access to a computer with internet connection, as well as a webcam and a headset which can be connected to the computer.
90 ECTS courses in history, history of science and ideas, economic history, or a Bachelors degree (180 ECTS), or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
18 April 2017.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service is in Swedish.
Notification of admission will be sent in mid-July.
Contact the department for more information.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.