2295 - Corporate Social Responsibility in a Faroese Context
Course information
Corporate Social Responsibility in a Faroese Context
Course number
Academic year
History and Social Sciences
BSc in Economics and Management
Completed upper secondary education.
Language of instruction
The course is taught in English.
Students on the sixth semester of Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration are automatically enrolled. Applicants for an individual course apply via the Faculty of History and Social Sciences Office.
Beginning date
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
End date
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Academic content
The objective of the course is to provide the students with insight in the theoretical and conceptual aspects within the CSR literature, and hereby the students will have the independent ability to use the in practice in Faroese context.
Learning outcomes
When the course is finished, the student will be able to analyze and assess how CSR practices could work in the Faroese context. The student must independently be able to: • Disseminate this knowledge and demonstrate this competence convincingly and with an academic skilled problem-oriented focus. Orally and in writing. • Present and discuss theoretical perspectives on what CSR is, and how CSR practices work. • Analyze and discuss pros and cons regarding the different approaches used by organizations in relation to CSR (management practices, stakeholder engagement, organizational structures, and reporting). • Analyze how CSR practices are affected by, and affect, the environment related to CSR context. • Use relevant material from the curriculum to understand and explain internal and external challenges for organizations – in relation to CSR. Hereby, the student will be able to provide advice on, and direction for, how these challenges should be controlled. • Conduct critical assessment of how and why theories and concepts are relevant in concrete situations.
The student will be introduced to the basic concepts of sustainability and CSR, and examines their distinctive elements in relation to Faroese context. The student will get the opportunity to examine key sustainability and CSR themes and issues. In doing so, students will investigate how these are distinctive from, and similar to, those in other national business systems. The course will enable the student to consider specific Faroese companies and other relevant organizations in these matters (in national and international context).
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, group work, exercises and presentations, which support the development of leading CSR work in practice.
Assessment method
Oral examination based on written assignment 10 pages
Examination (internal/external)
Grading scale
Exam date/dates
The oral exam is set for 27 May 2024.
Deadline for withdrawal from exam
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Academic responsibility and teachers
Academic responsibility
Árni Jóhan Petersen