Syllabus for Introduction to Economic Sociology

Introduktion till ekonomisk sociologi

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2SC112
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sociology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2012-11-13
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-06-11
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2021
  • Entry requirements:

    A Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in social sciences.

  • Responsible department: Department of Sociology

Decisions and guidelines

The course is given both as a course within the Master's Programme in Social Sciences and as a stand-alone course.

Learning outcomes

Each student completing the course should

  • be able to show that they have an overview of key themes and texts of classical and contemporary economic sociology;
  • be able to understand, explain and critically examine economic sociological concepts and theories;
  • be able to carry out a critical analysis addressing both empirical and theoretical problems within the field of economic sociology.


The aim of this course is to give an overview of both classical- and contemporary perspectives by addressing themes such as economic action and uncertainty, marketisation, networks, production, money economic value and capitalism.


The teaching consists of lectures, group exercises and seminars. Participation in seminars is always compulsory. Absence from compulsory seminars can only be compensated to a lesser extent by written submissions. If requirements for attendance are not met, the student will be referred to the next course opportunity.


The course is examined through written assignments and active seminar participation. Ranked grades are given for the course. Submissions submitted after the deadline cannot be approved. In case of missed deadline, the student is referred to re-examination.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

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