GEOG2022 - Globalisation and Sustainable Development in the South


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 6 hours E

Course content

The course introduce students to the topics of social change in the global South, development theory, North / South relations, transnationalism, international aid system and international sustainability goals. The course addresses questions such as: What is development and how to understand the driving forces behind economic and social development? What does globalization mean to societies in the South and what are the consequences of different globalization processes on living conditions and the distribution of natural resources and social goods? What role do different forms of assistance play in combating poverty? How and to what extent can the international sustainability goals help to promote development?

Learning outcome

- Will acquire broad knowledge of key themes, theories, issues and processes related to globalization and sustainable development in the global South.

- Can apply professional knowledge to analyze practical and theoretical issues related to development in the global South.

General competence:
- Can communicate, written and verbally, relevant issues and theories related to globalization and development in the global South.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 22 hours lectures, 8 hours seminars, and groupwork.

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. Information will be made available no later than 10 January in the spring semester and 10 August in the autumn semester.

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.

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


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG2002 7.5 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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