NIGK17008U Environment, Society and Development
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a Minor Subject
This course teaches state-of the art research within the field environment, society and development with a specific focus on understanding theoretical approaches to development geography and coupled human-environment systems in the Global South.
Theoretical background for development geography, including modernization theory, dependency theory, and post-development critique.
Theoretical approaches to human-environment interactions, including human and political ecology, sustainability, land-use intensification, carrying capacity, and resilience.
read and analyze theoretical literature
apply, evaluate and analyze methods, theories and data
use scientific definitions and terms
give short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentations on the basis of scientific papers
write short, concise reports aimed at professional peers
identify and apply theoretical approaches to solving complex geographical problems in development geography and human-environment interactions
reflect on own geographical skills in relation to other disciplines
Please see Absalon course page.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, Ongoing preparation throughout the courseOral examination, 20 minutesThe written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
Identical to ordinary exam.
The student has the following options:
Is the quality of the written assignment not acceptable, the student can choose to either hand in a new or revised report.
Is the quality of the written assignment acceptable, the student can choose to either hand in a revised report or resubmit the original report from the ordinary exam.
The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome.
- Theory exercises
- Project work