GEOG3515 - Environment, Development and Changing Rural Livelihoods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours
Written examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

The course provide an overview of topics related to interactions between rural societies and the environment. Various analytical frameworks and approaches that can be used to analyse these relationships will be introduced and discussed. Among the issues and approaches covered by the course are: Introduction to Political ecology. Social nature; Social constructivism and environmental narratives. Institutions, norms and collective action. Communities as basis for natural resource management. Conservation and development. Changing rural livelihoods and livelihood analysis. Hazards, vulnerability and resilience.

Learning outcome

After the course the students should have a comprehensive understanding of the links between development, environmental change and (rural) livelihood in African and Asian societies. They should also be familiar with different approaches suitable for analysing these relationships. Through the presentations the students should demonstrate ability to synthesise, compare and present findings from research articles.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 14 hours. Groupwork and presentations (compulsory).
It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.
Teaching will only be given if a sufficent number of students register for the course and if the Department has sufficent teaching resources. See for the most recent information on the courses not offered. Information will be made available no later than 10 January in the Spring semster and 10 August in the Autumn semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Groupwork and presentation

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor in social science. Other relevant qualifications can be accepted upon approval by the Department of Geography.



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 2016-12-09 09:00 DI42
Spring ORD Written examination** 100/100 2017-05-22 09:00 JB41
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
  • ** Dette er en digital eksamen: Ta med egen PC. Please note that this is a digital exam: Please bring your own computer.
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