Syllabus

Title
0939 Economic Sociology
Instructors
Univ.Prof. Dr. Sabine Frerichs
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/06/21 to 09/27/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/04/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM D5.1.003
Monday 10/11/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM D5.1.003
Monday 10/18/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM D5.1.003
Monday 10/25/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM D5.1.003
Monday 11/08/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM D5.1.003
Monday 11/15/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM D5.1.003
Monday 11/22/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 11/29/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/06/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/13/21 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 12/20/21 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM Online-Einheit

Contents

The course serves as an introduction into economic sociology, which forms part of the interdisciplinary field of socioeconomics and constitutes a subdiscipline of sociology. More specifically, the course focuses on the question of how economic action can be conceived and interpreted from different theoretical perspectives, economic as well as sociological ones.

Learning outcomes

Participants will develop a basic understanding of sociological approaches to the economy, which help to put the prevailing economic approaches into perspective and can be applied to multiple problems. They will be able to assess recent theoretical developments within the economic discipline, such as the proliferation of institutional and behavioural economics, from a critical sociological point of view and to take a stance in the continued debate between mainstream economics and its critics, be they from sociology, socioeconomics or heterodox economics. With an emphasis of this course being on individual written work, they will develop and improve their academic writing skills.

Attendance requirements

This is a course with continuous assessment (PI) with full attendance requirement (at least 80% of contact hours).

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course consists of introductory lectures, preparatory readings, written assignments (essays and peer reviews), and seminar discussions.

Assessment

The following aspects and activities will be assessed:

1) written individual or team work (80%) in the form of

  • two essays (1x15%, 1x25%)
  • four peer reviews (2x5%, 2x10%)
  • peer review feedback (2x2%, 2x3%)

2) active participation in ongoing seminar work and discussions (20%).

Last edited: 2021-07-02



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