POL2012 - Theories and Models in Political Economy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

This course uses perspectives from economics and political science for an understanding of society and its development, as well as political decision-making processes.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • know political science and economic theories and models for political decision making in Norway.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • use the central theories and aproaches to analyze current issues in the area of political ecenomy. Both ideas, terms and aspects of current politics will be emphasized.
  • demonstrate independence in the preparation of a semester assignment which fulfills the basic criteria for scientific writing.

Learning methods and activities

2 hours of lectures every week and 2 hours of exercises every second week. Compulsory activity: Approved term paper(s) and excercise(s). Specific requirements will be announced at the beginning of the term. Lectures may be given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper(s) and excercise(s). More specifics will be announced at the start of the term

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: 4-hour written exam.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Provided at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SØK2101 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
SØK2102 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
IDRSA1009 0.0 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-12-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 47
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 2
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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