NGEK10012U Environment, Society and Development (1)

Volume 2013/2014
MSc programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc programme in Geology and Geoscience

This 7,5 ECTS course is constituted by block 1 of the 15 ECTS course "Environment, Society and Development (1+2)".

This competence-line course teaches state-of the art research within the field Environment, society and development

Learning Outcome

Theoretical approaches to development geography, modernization theory, dependency theory, and post-development theory, participatory development, gender, and development ethics, human-environment interactions, human and political ecology, ecological economics and sustainability, land system science.


  • read scientific literature related to the course subjects.
  • apply, evaluate and analyse methods, theories and data related to the course subjects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • give a short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write a short, concise report aimed at colleagues within the business world, public institutions or research institutions.


identify and work out proposal for solving comlex geographical problems using theory, data and methods

conduct and carry out large scale field work, data collection and subsequent analyses

access own professional geographical skills in relation to other subjects

cooporate and work with people from other professions

 Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent
The form of teaching and work will be class teaching with active participation of students by means of student presentations and group-work.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 136
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcome