GEOG3053 - Discourses of Development and Globalisation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

GEOG3053 Discourses of Development and Globalization is an introductory theory course, dealing with fundamental issues of development and globalization and how development and globalization are related. Different theories and key concepts will be introduced and examined with respect to development challenges of our times, such as poverty alleviation and growth, sustainability, migration and mobility, livelihoods, marginalization, rights, civil society and participation. The course draws on a wide range of practical and empirical knowledge, as the lecturers represent different areas of specialization within the social sciences.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students shall gain knowledge on how development and globalization is understood in different schools of academic thought. The specific objective is to gain insights into how globalization is linked to development challenges in the global south.
Skills: The course provides insights into different analytical approaches to understand development and globalization.
General competence: The course provides basic competence for the candidates’ research work as well as preparing them for work in international organisations and aid agencies.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 20 hours lectures and assignment.
It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment

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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG3050 7.5 01.09.2007
GEOG3504 7.5 01.09.2007
SVGEO350 7.5 01.09.2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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.

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