English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

International Trade Theory, 7.5 credits

(Internationell Handelsteori, 7.5 Internationell Handelsteori, )

Course code 1113NE
Subject area Economics
Main field of study Economics
Academic school School of Social Sciences
Disciplary domain Social sciences 100%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level B
Progressive specialisation G1F (First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Spring semester 2019


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Social Sciences  at Södertörn University on 2018-12-06 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

30 credits in Economics A and English B or equivalent

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • explain how economic incentives govern the global allocation of labour,
  • describe different trade models and describe the causes of different outcomes in the models,
  • use trade models to evaluate the effects of different kinds of trade policy,
  • reflect on the role of international trade in societal development, as well as the responsibility associated with the use of socio-economic tools,
  • take independent standpoints on socio-economic problems vis-a-vis international trade theory,
  • demonstrate good insight into the importance of ethical aspects in economic research.

Course content, modules and examinations

The course provides a deeper understanding of the global allocation of resources and technologies causes incentives for trade. It covers trade models such as the Ricardo model and the Heckscher-Ohlin model and uses them to evaluate the potential gains and losses due to trade. The course also covers trade in imperfect competition and migration, and the consequences of international flows, outsourcing and trade policy.

1001, International Trade Theory, 7.5 credits

(Internationell handelsteori, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

Teaching is conducted through lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to teacher-led instruction.

Examination format

Written examination

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.