Reflections on Academic Discourse
Full course description
The present skills training is about the value of ideas in understanding our environment. The discussions provoked by the economic crisis will help you to consider why some theories are relevant over a certain time period in various cultures and others are not, while at the same time proponents of both sets of theories seem to consider their respective theories as absolutely true. We will encourage you to examine why for many theories that seem to be quite successful, you can find an opposite theory that is adopted by many other academics or practitioners. You have to choose a topical area to which you want to apply this course.
All first years students in this School follow this course together (i.e. Economics Econometrics, Fiscal Economics and International Business students will meet each other).
- An advanced level of English
- No specific required knowledge requested
Per topical area you will use a set of articles indicated in ELEUM.
The common text for this course is similar to:
- Babbie, E. (2007). The basic of social research. (4th ed., chapter 1 and 2). Belmont: Wadsworth.
- Gravetter, F.J. & Forzano L.B. (2009). Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. (3th ed., chapter 1). Belmont: Wadsworth. These three chapters are bundled in one book “Reflections on academic discourse in business and economics” (ISBN 9781408030288).