BED-2060 Social inequalities in modern society - 10 ECTS
Students who have successfully completed the course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
Students will have the ability to understand
- the theoretical basis, background, and the evolution of social inequalities at a basic level
- empirical approaches and general discussions on social inequalities in the discipline of economics
Skills and competences
Students will be able to demonstrate ability to
- identify social inequalities in modern society
- define various approaches and explanations for social inequality
- undertake and present an empirical analysis of inequality
- be able to read and understand academic outcomes that are presented in the course
- demonstrate ability to use research tools and one statistical software
- demonstrate ability to interpret quantitative data
Assessment will be based on a portfolio of one obligatory assignment (counts 50%), and one term paper (counts 50%). The term paper can be submitted as a part of a group (max. three students). The portfolio should showcase the ability to ask an interesting scientific or business-relevant question, to gather and clean relevant data, to apply a meaningful analytical analysis, and explain and visualize the results in an engaging, comprehensible manner.
A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail. Only one overall grade is given for the course.
There will not be a re-sit exam for this course.