Translation of the Swedish course syllabus
International Trade Theory, 7.5 credits
(Internationell Handelsteori, 7.5 Internationell Handelsteori, )
|Main field of study||
|Academic school||School of Social Sciences|
Social sciences 100%
|Education cycle||First-cycle (Bachelor)|
|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.
30 credits in Economics A and English B or equivalent
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)
Teaching is conducted through lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to teacher-led instruction.
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.