Reg No: FAK1 2010/6
Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT Economics Syllabus Course Approval The syllabus was approved by the Faculty Board of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT on 14 September 2010 , and is valid from the Autumn semester of 2011 at Karlstad University. Course Code: NEGC24 Economics, practical training, 7.5 ECTS Credits (Nationalekonomi, praktik, 7.5 Swedish credit points) Degree Level: Bachelor Progressive Specialisation: G2F (First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements) Language of Instruction Swedish Prerequisites Economics 60 ECTS cr Major Field of Study NAA (Economics) Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: - apply economic methods of analysis to workplace tasks, - perform work assignments with economic content, - demonstrate ability to critically assess theories and relate these to practice, and - compile and report results and conclusions in writing. Content and Form of Instruction The course involves practical training in a public agency or private business. Students are responsible for obtaining their work placement. With the support of a workplace supervisor, students perform qualified tasks and participate in the daily work. The tasks must be related to the students' studies and offer the opportunity to use and develop knowledge and skills previously acquired in business administration. Student and supervisor draw up a plan for the training period with due regard to the guidelines above. Students should be given the opportunity to perform tasks according to special instructions. The course comprises the following components: 1) Introductory seminar 2) Practical tasks in an organisation 3) Final seminar Students document their experiences in a 25-35-page report and make an oral presentation
Reading List See separate document. Examination Examination is in the form of an individually composed workplace report/investigation which is discussed and assessed at a mandatory final seminar. The report should treat economic issues related to workplace tasks. Students must also present a certificate issued by the field supervisor specifying details of the placement and the tasks performed and verifying a workplace attendance rate of 80%. Grades One of the grades Distinction (VG), Pass (G) or Fail (U) is awarded in the examination of the course. Quality Assurance Follow-up relating to learning conditions and goal-fulfilment takes place both during and upon completion of the course in order to ensure continuous improvement. Course assessment is based on student views and experiences as reported in written course evaluations and/or group discussions. Students will be informed of the result of the evaluation and of the measures to be taken. Course Certificate A course certificate will be provided upon request. Additional Information Students who enrolled before 1 July 2007 will complete their studies in accordance with the requirements of the earlier admission. Upon completion students may request degree and course certificates to be issued under the current ordinance if they meet its requirements. The local regulations for studies at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels at Karlstad University stipulate the obligations and rights of students and staff.
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