Courses Bachelor Display 2015-2016

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Course title Economics and Sociology
Course code EBC2095
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 26-10-2015 18-12-2015 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Roxanne Korthals
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Language of instruction English
•to learn how social relations, norms, values, attitudes and institutions emerge and how they effect human behaviour, both from an economic and a sociological point of view
•to apply the theories and concepts learned in the course to think about social issues, both from an economic and from a sociological point of view
Economic behaviour is generally situated in a social environment. The course “Economics and Sociology” focuses on the role played by social relations, norms, habits etc. in economic life. Sociologists and psychologists have criticized the economic approach for not taking into account the influence of tradition, social norms and habits in economic analyses. Economists claim that the economic approach is also useful in explaining human behaviour and social interactions in settings that are not traditionally covered by economics, such as marriage, education, religion, neighbourhoods etc. and have responded to the critique of sociologists and psychologists by enriching their models to include psychological factors and interpersonal relations. In the course various topics at the borderline between economics and sociology are discussed looking at the difference in perspective that sociology/psychology and economics take. Topics covered are for example the division of labour, love and marriage, paternalism, etc.
A reading list containing a few classical papers and recent literature concerning the topics mentioned
Intermediate level of economics
an advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Economics Economics Electives
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation International Business Economics Economics Electives
Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research Business & Economics Electives
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