Business, Politics and Culture (BPC)

Course description

Intended Learning Outcomes

Course content

The aim of this course is to explore the interplay between business and politics, and its impact on the ways in which we live and work. In order to do so, the course will provide an overview of the changing relationship between business and politics in recent decades. On this basis, the course will look at the arenas in which business interests increasingly influence society as well as how life and work might change in the coming decades. To foster the students’ critical abilities, the course will focus on essay writing. With the purpose of developing students’ writing and thinking abilities, students are assessed and receive feedback from both teachers and peers continuously throughout the course.

Learning outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to summarize and critically discuss the complex relation between business, culture and politics in contemporary society.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: 

Knowledge & understanding
1. Understand the complex relationship between politics and business.

2. Describe the impact of economic ideas on political processes

Skills & abilities

3. Examine the ways in which political and economic dynamics affect everyday activities

4. Present theoretical considerations and empirical analyses in a coherent and accessible manner.

Judgment & approach

5. Critically evaluate the relation between political economy and contemporary business.

6. Reflect upon historical key events and how they have altered the conditions of business and politics 


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Course title:
Business, Politics and Culture
Semester: Spring term 2019
Study period: 3
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Undergraduate level (first cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English

Course code: FE2632



Course coordinator:
Lotta Sondell
Head of course:
Anselm Schneider
Nick Butler
Nick Butler
Anselm Schneider
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