Economy and society – kandidatprogram

Programmets uppbyggnad

Termin 1

Programmets första termin fungerar som en allmän introduktion till ämnet ekonomi och samhälle. Du ges en bred introduktion till världens ekonomiska historia som spänner över både tid och rum och ger ett globalt långsiktigt perspektiv.

  • The Rise of Europe and the Atlantic Economy (7.5 hp)
  • Colonialism and Economic Change in Africa, Asia and Latin America (7.5 hp)
  • Economic growth in Modern Europe, North America and the OECD Club (7.5 hp)
  • The Global South: Comparative Economic
    Development since 1945 (7.5 hp)

Termin 2

Den andra terminen har en tydlig betoning på mikroekonomi. Här ges även en introduktion i mer praktiskt inriktade kunskaper inom statistik och informationshämtning.

  • Microeconomics (10 hp)
  • Financial Economics (5 hp)
  • Demographic Challenges (7.5 hp)
  • Skill Training 1: Statistics and Data (7.5 hp)

Termin 3

Termin tre kompletterar föregående termins betoning på mikroekonomi med makroekonomiska kurser i kombination med fortsatt träning i praktiska färdigheter, med betoning på skriven text.

  • Business and Society – a Dynamic Perspective (7.5 hp)
  • Skill Training 2: The Art of Writing and Reporting (7.5 hp)
  • Macroeconomics (10 hp)

  • International Economics (5 hp)

Termin 4

Termin fyra bygger vidare på en bred kunskapsgrund inom ekonomisk historia. Du får också en möjlighet att bredda dig ämnesmässigt när du väljer mellan ett antal kurspaket på 15 hp vardera (två kurser på 7.5 poäng vardera) på Ekonomihögskolan eller samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten.

  • Regional Development and Growth (7.5 hp)
  • Global Sustainability (7.5 hp)
  • Två valbara kurser (15 hp totalt, 7.5 hp vardera). Du väljer mellan ett antal kurspaket som ges vid antingen Ekonomihögskolan eller Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten.

Termin 5

Under termin fem så väljer du kurser efter dina egna intressen. Du kan välja att plugga utomlands – Ekonomihögskolan har ett mycket stort utbud av samarbeten med högt rankade internationella universitet över hela världen – och du kan åka till dessa universitet som utbytesstudent utan att betala några studieavgifter. Om du hellre vill prova på praktik (internship) så går det också bra. Självklart kan du också välja att läsa kurser i ekonomi, samhällsvetenskap eller något helt annat inom Lunds universitets stora utbud. 

Fristående kurser (30 hp):

Termin 6

Den sista och avslutande terminen har tydligt fokus på forskning. Terminen inleds med en fördjupningskurs i metod och avslutas med en kandidatuppsats.

  • Research Design, Methods and Data Collection (15 hp)
  • Kandidatuppsats (15 hp)

Mer om kurserna

How come the West has dominated the world for much of the past two centuries? In this course you will learn how Europe, and later also the US, gradually managed to overtake the economic superpowers of the Middle Ages – China, India and the Middle East – and then developed into industrial societies and colonizers after 1750.

Kurskod: EOS001

Does having a colonial past hinder development today? This course takes a long-run perspective to developing countries, looking into their history as colonies of Western powers, and also discussing theories as to how having been colonized might affect development today.

Kurskod: EOS002

What should underdeveloped countries do to improve their economies? In this course, you will learn about recent trends in growth and development, the policies successful economies have employed, and the theories development economists have come up with to reduce global inequality.

Kurskod: EOS003

Along with the rise of industrial societies came globalization, and also an increased cooperation within international institutions. In this course, you will learn how the tumultuous first half of the 20th century eventually convinced countries to cooperate in such organizations as the EU and World Trade Organization after 1945.

Kurskod: EOS004

How to sustain current welfare states is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Facing an aging population, what options do policy makers have to ensure support for both younger and older generations? In this course, you will learn how societies have dealt with population change, and what its economic consequences were.

Kurskod: EOS005

The social media revolution has taken opportunities for data mining to a whole new level. In the coming decades, the use of big data will become increasingly important in research, policy making, and marketing. This course will teach you about collecting data, critically analysing it, and presenting it to an audience.

Kurskod: EOS006

Businesses are everywhere in today’s capitalist societies. However, due to competition, the organisation of commerce is also constantly changing: where some business types fail, others pop up. This course discusses what makes for a good business-model, how enterprises have evolved throughout history, and how they are related to economic growth.

Kurskod: EOS007

Writing skills are of crucial important on the work floor. Because quite often, being right is not enough: selling your ideas to an audience is just as crucial as developing them. In this course you will learn how to communicate your ideas in a convincing and professional way.

Kurskod: EOS008

Regional integration has become very important in our globalizing world. Economists stress the importance of a regional perspective – rather than a city or nation-state perspective – for understanding and generating growth. This course will teach you why they do so.

Kurskod: EOS009

"The Limits to Growth" was the agenda-setting report published by the so-called Club of Rome in 1972. Since then, the question of sustainable development has been prominently on the agenda, and has led to the Paris Agreement of 2016, setting goals for limiting climate change. The course will provide an overview of how ideas about how to balance population and natural resources have developed to the present day.

Kurskod: EOS010

This course prepares you for writing a Bachelor’s thesis. It teaches you to formulate research questions, and to decide on a research strategy that will allow you to find the answers. You will also learn about where to find data, how to collect it, and how to analyse it.

Kurskod: EOS011

The Bachelor’s thesis is the crowning achievement of the Bachelor's in Economy and Society programme. You will demonstrate the knowledge and skills you obtained by writing an academic piece on a topic covered by the programme.

Kurskod: EOS012

Senast uppdaterad: 2019-05-28