Courses Bachelor Display 2022-2023

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Course title Understanding Society
Course code EBC2029
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 17-4-2023 9-6-2023
Level Introductory
Coordinator Steffen Kuenn
For more information: s.kuenn@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
* Applying economic theory to social phenomena,
* Developing skills in assessing the validity of claims based on empirical research.
Description
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.
Literature
Several empirical and theoretical articles
Prerequisites
This course is in transition.

The following rule applies to bachelor Economics and Business Economics students with the Economics specialisation who started the programme prior to academic year 2020/21.
TRANSITIONAL REGULATION (EBC2029):
Students who did not pass the course EBC2029 can register "exam only", or replace it with "Labour Economics" (EBC2173).

See the Transitional Regulations section in the Bachelor Education and Examination Regulations for more information.
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
Transitional Regulations See prerequisites