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2010/2011  BA-PTHI  History of Ideas

English Title
History of Ideas

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Second Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course Coordinator
  • Morten Ougaard - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Political Science

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • Describe, compare, and discuss central ideas from the history of the social sciences, political theory, and ideology.
  • Discuss and assess the relevance of such ideas – whether normative or analytical – for contemporary affairs.
4-hour individual written exam (open book)
Exam Period May/June
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

The course presents and discusses central thinkers in the history of the 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