Turku, Finland

Contemporary Economic Sociology

online course
when 9 August 2021 - 20 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 75

The aim of the course is to demonstrate what kind of theoretical and empirical phenomena economic sociologists are dealing with. The contemporary themes include sustainable consumption, data economy, social media platforms, luxury consumption and shadow markets.


The students will understand the strengths and limitations of economic and socio-cultural frameworks in the analysis of modern market economies.


The lectures focus on selected number of timely themes and highlight the significance of alternative research orientations related to economic sociology. The course material covers a wide range of economic sociological theories.

Course leader

University of Turku

Target group

Undergraduate students completed basic studies in social sciences, eg. sociology.

Course aim

By studying economic sociology, students learn to examine various economic phenomena from a social perspective as part of a wider societal context.

Fee info

EUR 75: The course fee is payable with a credit card after you have been accepted. You will have two weeks to pay the course fee.