GEOG3522 - Migration and Development


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

The course aims at understanding the migration processes by introducing debates on causes, practices, migration regimes and policies, and thus understand how migration leads to changing livelihoods and options locally and globally. The course discusses internal and external migration processes in a global context. In particular the course concentrates on understanding the relationship between migration and development by discussing how different forms of migration are conceptualized and how theories of migration and development may explain global migration processes.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students shall obtain knowledge about local and global, internal and international, migration processes, and in particular, how migration influences the development in the global south.Skills: On completion of this course students should be able to show a critical understanding of: 1)National, regional and global patterns of migration with special reference to the Global South. 2)Causes, motivations and strategies for internal and international migration. 3)Theoretical perspectives on migration. 4)The relationships between different understandings and perspectives of migration and Development. 5)Forced and voluntary migration and the relationships between them. 6)Ways and principles for studying migration and Development. 7)Governance of migration. 8)Migration as a development strategy. General competence: The course provides basic skills in analyzing and understanding the complex migration situation facing the world, particularly with regard to the situation in the global south.

Learning methods and activities

16 hours lectures, 10 hours group work and presentation (depending on the number of students). Teaching methods include films, discussions and presentations. 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

  • Approved group work and seminar presentation

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.

More on the course



Version: 1
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)
  • Africa Studies
  • Geography
  • 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
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