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Human Geography Ba (A), Local challenges in a globalizing world, 7,5 Credits

General data

Code: KG031G
Subject/Main field: Kulturgeografi
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (A)
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Tourism Studies and Geography
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Established: 5/5/2014
Date of change: 12/15/2016
Version valid from: 1/16/2017


The aim of this course is to introduce the various study areas encompassed within the discipline of human geography. The course leads to knowledge on globalization, its causes but also its impacts on communities around the world. The course also aims to provide insight into how humans interact with their environments they live in, explores issues such as population dynamics, and investigates processes such as urbanization and counter-urbanization.

Course objectives

In order to obtain a passing grade, the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

• Define and explain basic concepts and theories relating to the subject
• Explain globalization causes and highlight its positive and negative effects over the short and long term
• Describe and reflect on the relationships between population development, economic and social development and resource use at the global, regional and local levels


This course provides an introduction to the areas of study in human geography and intends to give insight into how people and places affect and are affected by globalization. The course discusses the interdependence of economic, social, political and spatial processes within and between countries. Based on local, regional and global perspectives the interdependence between places and regions in a globalized world is discussed.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars and exercises. Group work, presentations and discussions on various themes are recurring elements. Excursions can occur. Teaching is in English.

Examination form

The course is examined through a written individual examination, seminar discussions and oral and written presentations. At home examinations or other written assignments, a complementary oral presentation may be requested by the teacher. The student should hence demonstrate the necessary knowledge to ensure that the student is the actual sender and the author of the written work.

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Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Author: Knox, Paul & Marston, Sally
Title: Human geography. Places and regions in a global context.
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Comment: Huvudbok

Reference literature

Author: Björklund, Maria & Paulsson, Ulf
Title: Seminarieboken - att skriva, presentera och opponera
Edition: Senaste upplagan
Publisher: Studentlitteratur

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Further literature / materials may be added.