POL2012 - Theories and Models in Political Economy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours

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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper(s) and excercise(s). Specific requirements will be announced at the beginning of the term.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: 4-hour written exam.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Provided at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SØK2101 7.5 2010-09-01
SØK2102 7.5 2010-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2017-12-05 09:00 Storhall del 2 , Datasal 10349, bygg 10 , D7, bygg 2
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 2018-05-22 09:00 Storhall del 1
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.