GEOG3517 - Social Difference, Identity and Place


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks

Course content

The main theme is the relationship between people and places, and it is focused on why and how people and places are mutually constitutive. The course offers different approaches to concepts of and theories on social difference, identity and place, as well as empirical oriented research questions related to these. For example, it is focused on how class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality are related to place. As part of the course the students have to write an individual work paper.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has knowledge about central theories and concepts within social and cultural geography which can be applied to analyze research questions within and across different research fields.
Skills: The candidate is capable to critically evaluate central theories and concepts within social and cultural geography, and reflect on their potential applicability.
General competency: The candidate has experience in writing an academic text.

Learning methods and activities

14 hours lectures and one work paper.
It is expected that compulsories and examinations are completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.
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 recent information on the courses not offered. Information will be made available no later than 10 January in the spring semester and 10 August in the autumn semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved working paper

Further on evaluation

The work paper must be approved before access to home exam is allowed.

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`s degree.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG3517 7.5 01.09.2009
More on the course



Version: 2
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-11-25

Submission 2020-12-02

Release 10:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
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