Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
 
Comparative Socio-Economic Systems, 7.5 credits
(Jämförande socioekonomiska system, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
 
Course code: 1115NE
Subject area: Economics
Main field of study: Economics
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: Second-cycle (Master)
Progressive specialisation: A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2019 (autumn semester)


1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2019-02-14 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Economics, and English B or the equivalent.

3. Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
  • Describe and apply theories about the socio-economic system and its impact on entrepreneurship and economic growth
  • Describe and apply theories about culture and institutions as social capital within the capital structure of the economy
  • Describe and apply theories about the economy’s capital structure and the interaction between cultural, political and economic institutions
  • Describe and apply theories about cognition and institutions, and about interpersonal aspects
  • Relate advanced socio-economic theory to analyse how different socio-economic systems contribute to economic, social, and environmental sustainability
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the interaction between economic performance and the surrounding society based on socio-economic theory
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of institutional conditions and economic progress based on socio-economic theory
  • Apply economic theory about the socio-economic system and its impact on entrepreneurship and economic growth using comparative institutional analysis combined with qualitative and quantitative method
  • Relate the socio-economic system perspective to economic, social, and ecological sustainability
  • Approach statements based on theory in a critical and analytical manner
  • Appraise and approach how theoretical perspectives and model selection have an impact on scientific work

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    An economy’s capital structure creates a link between entrepreneurship on the micro level and economic growth on the macro level. Concepts that are the foundation of civilisation, such as language, norms, laws and money are studied as social capital using capital theory, in which interpersonal relationships are considered. Cultural factors and cognitive aspects are introduced into economic analysis. The theoretical analysis is applied by considering how different socio-economic systems contribute to economic, social, and ecological sustainability.



    • Comparative Socio-Economic System, 7,5 credits
      (Jämförande socioekonomiska system, 7.5 högskolepoäng)


    • 1001, Comparative Socio-Economic System, 7,5 credits
      (Jämförande socioekonomiska system, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
      Academic discipline: Social Sciences 100%

    5. Course design

    The course consists of seminars that are based on introductory lectures.

    6. Examination format

    Examination is through oral examination, hand-in assignments and active participation in seminars.

    A hand-in assignment may be used to compensate for absence from a maximum of one seminar.
     The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

    7. Reading list


    8. Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

    9. Other stipulations
    Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.