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2014/2015  BA-BSOCU1018U  Advanced Economic Sociology

English Title
Advanced Economic Sociology

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
Course coordinator
  • Brooke Harrington - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Economic and organizational sociology
Last updated on 12-08-2014
Learning objectives
On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
  • account for the particular insights offered by economic sociology, both internally in firms and externally in relation to social context
  • identify prospects and challenges for private and public organisations, and propose solutions informed by the economic sociological perspective presented in the course curriculum
  • account for and analyze the consequences of different potential organisational developments, both within organisations and in relation to their surroundings
  • apply the approaches of economic sociology to examine the relations between organisations, sectors and networks
Course prerequisites
The courses BA-BSOCU1022U Theories of Contemporary Society I and BA-BSOCU1018U Advanced Economic Sociology have one intergrated exam. You can only participate in BA-BSOCU1018U Advanced Economic Sociology if you also register for the course: BA-BSOCU1022U Theories of Contemporary Society I.
The course shares exams with
Course content and structure
The objective of this course is to provide the student with (1) knowledge about how the organising of different activities in both the private and the public sector is viewed and analysed from an economic sociology perspective, and (2) skills to analyse the contextual factors that influence different kinds of economic activities and rationalities, which result in differences in the relations between social groups, companies and political actors.
Teaching methods
Course materials include a balanced mix of theory and case studies. Since the class takes a global perspective on markets and money, the case studies span a wide range of geographical and cultural conditions. Theoretically, the class draws on a broad range of social sciences, and especially sociology, economics and political science. The course readings will expose students to a variety of research methods. This will contribute to the larger aims of the BSc programme, by familiarising students with the strengths and weakeness of various disciplinary perspectives and analytical strategies.
Last updated on 12-08-2014