BARN3300 - Children and Development in the Global South


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course provides opportunities for students to develop systematic knowledge on how young people are impacted by and respond to various development processes (e.g. national and global policies, structural adjustment programs, international trade and treaties). Specific topics covered include an overview of the interface between childhood studies and development studies; young people and socio-cultural change; the meanings and values of children; interventions for children in difficult circumstances (e.g. street children, refugee children); child labour/children's work; education for boys and girls; children, migration and social change; political economy of childhood poverty; impacts of HIV/AIDS on children; politics of orphanhood and care; children and armed conflicts; youth, participation and political activism.

Learning outcome

- To familiarize students with how children in diverse social, economic, cultural and political contexts of the global South fare in their lives.
- To provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex interrelationship between development processes and young people's everyday lives.
- To provide students with skills in critically evaluating current research and scholarship in the field of children and socio-economic and cultural change.

Learning methods and activities

Total lecture hours: approximately 20 hours. The course begins with a series of lectures that draws on a selected reading list. Students are required to write a term paper on a topic related to the content of the course. The term paper is not graded but it needs to be submitted and approved before students can qualify to sit for the final written examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper. Attending lectures is compulsory (minimum 80%).

Further on evaluation

Students who have completed compulsory activities do not have to do these again before re-sitting the exam.

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

Admittance to the course requires a bachelor’s degree in a social science or humanities discipline, or equivalent.

Course materials

Information will be given at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Childhood Studies
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 ORDBOK 2019-12-14 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SU204 Sukkerhuset 25
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 ORDBOK 2020-05-20 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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