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2017/2018  BA-BSOCO1018U  Advanced Economic Sociology

English Title
Advanced Economic Sociology

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
Course coordinator
  • Eleni Tsingou - Department of Organization (IOA)
  • Lasse Folke Henriksen - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • Sociology
Last updated on 28-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: 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 analyse 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 Theories of Contemporary Society I and Advanced Economic Sociology have one integrated exam. You can only participate in Advanced Economic Sociology if you also register for the other course.
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.
Feedback during the teaching period
Students will receive feedback during class and in the office hours.
Student workload
Lectures 24 hours
Preparation 182 hours
Last updated on 28-06-2017