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: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 26, 2013
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree of 180 credits including 90 credits in social sciences.
  • Responsible department: Department of Sociology

Decisions and guidelines

The course is given both as a course within a programme and as an independent course.

Learning outcomes

Each student completing the course should

  • 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 albe to carry out a critical analysis addressing both empirical and theoretical problems within the field of economic sociology.


Since the mid 1980's, New Economic Sociology has turned into the one of the most vibrant fields of contemporary 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 can consist of lectures, group exercises and seminars.


The course is examined through written assignments and active seminar participation. Ranked grades are given for the course.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 26, 2013

For information, please contact the course director.