Courses NonDegree Display 2020-2021
|Course Description||To PDF|
|Course title||Understanding Society|
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|Language of instruction||English|
- Applying economic theory to social phenomena,
- Developing skills in assessing the validity of claims based on empirical research.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS. Marriage, social relations, crime, family life and religion are all important social phenomena. The behaviour of people in these social contexts has major consequences for society. These social phenomena were traditionally outside the scope of economists, but are increasingly entering their field of research. The course "Understanding Society" uses economic theories and empirical research to analyse these social phenomena. Students learn to understand and analyse a wide range of social phenomena from an economic point of view and to assess the validity of claims based on empirical research.
-Several empirical and theoretical articles
An advanced level of English, introductory level of statistics.
|Teaching methods||PBL / Lecture|
|Assessment methods||Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam|
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