GEOG2022 - Globalisation and Sustainable Development in the South


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 6 hours A

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Spring

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours E

Course content

This course explores the connections between globalisation and sustainable development with a particular focus on the global South and North-South relations. It introduces students to globalisation and development theory, transnationalism, governance, the international aid system, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The course addresses questions such as: What does development mean? What are the driving forces behind economic and social development? What are the consequences of different globalization processes on living conditions and the distribution of natural resources and social goods? What role does aid play in development? To what extent can the Sustainable Development Goals function as a framework for sustainable development?

Learning outcome

A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • have broad knowledge of key themes, theories, issues and processes related to globalization and sustainable development.


  • can apply professional knowledge to analyze practical and theoretical issues related to sustainable development.

General competence:

  • can communicate, written and verbally, relevant issues and theories related to globalization and sustainable development.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 22 hours teaching, other activities and groupwork will be in addition to this. During the semester, each student will carry out oral and written assignments based on both individual and group work. The assignments must be approved before admission to the written exam. Please note that mandatory activities and lectures may start prior to the registration deadline.

Teaching can be given in Norwegian if there are only Norwegian speaking students attending the course. Students can submit written exercises and exam in Scandinavian languages or English.

Teaching will only be given if a sufficient number of students register for the course and if the Department has sufficient teaching resources. See for the most up to date information on the courses not being offered. 

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentations. Submission of written work.

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignments must be completed and passed in order to be eligible to take the exam. The examination consists of a 6 hour written exam (worth 100% of the final grade). Students can submit compulsory assignments and exam in Norwegian, English or a Scandinavian language.

Same form of examination is given when re-sitting for the exam or improving the grade. The written exam is offered both in the autumn and spring semester.  

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG2002 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-05-23 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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