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2013/2014  BA-PTHI  History of Ideas

English Title
History of Ideas

Course information

Language English
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Joachim Lund - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Political Science
Last updated on 28-05-2013
Learning objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • Describe, compare, and discuss central ideas from the history of Western social sciences, political theory, and ideology.
History of Ideas:
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Students can write a maximum of 10 pages at the exam.
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information:
  • Notes brought by the examinee
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure
The course presents and discusses central thinkers in the history of Western social sciences, political theory, and ideology. It covers normative and analytical or theoretical ideas about individuals, society, economy, government, and the state from antiquity to the contemporary world. Focus is on the origins of contemporary political ideas and on the trajectories of the specialized modern social sciences with a special emphasis on the evolution of, and the disciplinary divisions between, sociology, political economy, economics and political science.
Teaching methods
Lectures and discussions
Last updated on 28-05-2013