NIGK20001U Rural-Urban Transformations in the Global South
MSc Programme in Environment and Development
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a minor subject
MSc Programme in Global Environment and Development
The aim of the course is to provide an in-depth theoretical and empirical understanding of contemporary rural and urban transformations in the Global South. The course provides a critical overview of urbanization processes and associated transformations of both urban and rural spaces, which are inextricably linked economically, politically, socially and environmentally. The course considers the contribution of rural-urban connections, peri-urban transformations, migration, multi-locality and small town growth. Resilience of rural and urban communities is considered in relation to wider rural-urban transformations and linked with local, national and global drivers of change – such as economic globalisation, international political agendas and global environmental change (including climate change). The theoretical literature underpinning rural-urban transformations informs the comparison of case studies from Africa and Asia. The course considers how rural-urban transformations are situated in and contribute towards the global agenda on sustainable development (the SDGs).
Rural-urban transformation, sustainable development, urbanization, rural transformation, small town growth, rural-urban connections, migration, multi-locality, peri-urban transformation, informality, urban resilience.
- Identify and outline relevant theoretical approaches to contemporary rural-urban transformations in the Global South.
- Critically evaluate methodologies and research methods for assssing rural-urban transformations, including both quantitative, qualitative and geospatial approaches.
- Critically scrutinize appropriate data for measuring urbanization, population dynamics, migration patterns and urban expansion.
- Criticially discuss theoretical approaches to rural-urban transformations and how these relate to debates within human geography and the broader social sciences.
- Empirically assess aspects of rural-urban transformations in the Global South, including the dynamics of urbanization, rural transformation, migration and small town growth.
- Consider the potential impact of global, national and local policies on rural-urban transformations and how these transformations can be supported in a sustainable, inclusive and equitable manner.
Please see Absalon.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
It is not allowed to pass both courses.
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minutes
- Type of assessment details
- The oral exam takes point of departure in questions shared with the students at least one week before the exam.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Re-examination is identical to the ordinary exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome.
- Course code
- 7,5 ECTS
- Full Degree Master
- 1 block
- Block 4
- Course capacity
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Geosciences and Management
- Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
- Faculty of Science
- Manja Hoppe Andreasen (15-7064716d6431647167756864766871436c6a71316e7831676e)
Manja Hoppe Andreasen