GEOG3517 - Social Difference, Identity and Place


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The main theme is the relationship between people and places, with focus 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 assignment.

Learning outcome

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


  • 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.


  • is able to critically evaluate central theories and concepts within social and cultural geography, and reflect on their potential applicability.

General competency:

  • has experience with writing an academic text.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 14 hours lectures and one assignment. 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 up to date information on the courses not being offered.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved assignment

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignments must be completed and approved in order to be eligible to take the exam. Same form of examination is given when re-sitting for the exam or improving the grade. The exam is offered both in the autumn and spring semester.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor`s degree.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG3517 7.5 AUTUMN 2009
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Version: 2
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

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 examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 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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