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Geographies of the Green Economy

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Master

Undervisningssemester

Spring

Mål og innhald

Objectives

This research-based course in economic and human geography addresses the concepts and theories of globalization and green economies, and how these structures and changes affect society and economic activities on different scales.

Content

It has a particular emphasis on the conditions for globalization and the ¿greening¿ of the economy, understood as the structures and processes related to environment, energy and climate challenges. The geographical focus is on communities, cities and regions, as well as on how individuals, firms and institutions are interlinked and affected. The lectures will combine theoretical and empirical examples with academic literature based on research from Norway as well as other countries including some of the ongoing research at the department.

Læringsutbyte

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • has thorough insight about core concepts and theoretical discussion regarding globalization and green economy and the interaction between the two.

Skills

The student

  • is capable to plan and give a presentation on a specified research question including theory and empirical evidence from secondary sources linked to the main topic of the course.

General competence

The student

  • has thorough insight to understand the conditions, processes and effects regarding the geographies of globalization and the green economy and the interaction between these two processes and their effects.
  • can present and discuss research questions in relation to business, planning, governance, sustainability and the green economy.

Krav til forkunnskapar

GEO221 or GEO282, and GEO292 or GEO291, or equivalent.

Tilrådde forkunnskapar

Bachelor in Geography

Krav til studierett

Open for students at Master¿s level who meets the prerequisites.

GEO324 is a special topic course and may be included as one of the special topic courses in the coursework requirement for Master¿s Programme in Geography.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

1-2 lectures per week

5-6 lectures a 2 hours

2 lecture seminar s á 4 hours

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Participating in lecture seminar. One presentation based on group work. Mandatory work requirements are only valid for the semester in which they are fulfilled and accepted.

Vurderingsformer

Written exam, 5 hours.

Karakterskala

A-F

Fagleg overlapp

GEO321 (5 ECTS)

GEO331 (5 ECTS)

Vurderingssemester

Spring

Emneevaluering

GEO324 will be evaluated every third year

Kontakt

Kontaktinformasjon

Department of Geography

Studieveileder@geog.uib.no

Eksamensinformasjon

  • Vurderingsordning: Skriftleg eksamen (Ny eksamen)

    Dato
    02.10.2017, 09:00
    Varigheit
    5 timer
    Trekkfrist
    18.09.2017
    Eksamenssystem
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    Digital eksamen