COURSE SYLLABUS

The Swedish Way - history, culture and governance in Sweden 7.5 Credits

The Swedish Way - history, culture and governance in Sweden
First cycle, S0028N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences 22 Feb 2009

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject
Political Science
Subject group (SCB)
Political Science

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.



Course Aim
The course is an introduction to the Swedish society and the political and social system governing the country. Completing the course, the student should be able to:
- describe significant aspects of the Swedish society
- carry out comparative studies 
- perform and present written reports within given instructions and time frames

Contents
The course consists of two parts. The first part introduces the Swedish society and the political and juridical system, its historical development and present organization. The emphasis is on the distinguishing features of the Swedish system. What is characteristic for the Swedish way of living and the Swedish governance system?The second part of the course consists of project work. The aim of the project is to pursue a comparative analysis of some aspect of the Swedish system and the conditions in the student’s home country. What are the differences and similarities between the two countries? The work result in a written report presented and discussed at a seminar.

Realization
Lectures which introduces the Swedish society and the political and juridical system, its historical development and present organization. There will also be study visits to local sites of interest. The students will also do a project work and present that at a seminar.

Examination
The course aim is examined through a report that is presented and discussed at a seminar.
The grades are Fail or Pass.

Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves or contact ETS educational administration, eduets@ltu.se not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Transition terms
This course is egual to S0001N and IES017.

Examiner
Carina Lundmark

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2011 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Larsson, T., and H. Bäck (2008) Governing and Governance in Sweden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lindbom, A. (2001) Dismantling the Social Democratic Welfare Model? Has the Swedish Welfare State Lost its Defining Characteristics? Scandinavian Political Studies 24 (3): 171-193.
Rothstein, B., and D. Stolle (2003) Introduction: Social Capital in Scandinavia. Scandinavian Political Studies 26(1):1-26.
Information and reports from official websites.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Report7.5U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.