Swedish Geography, 7.5 ECTS

First level

Description

This course primarily targets exchange students and foreign students at Stockholm University, especially students in geography, planning, and other subjects in the social sciences.

Purpose and learning objectives Through this course yo…

This course primarily targets exchange students and foreign students at Stockholm University, especially students in geography, planning, and other subjects in the social sciences.

Purpose and learning objectives Through this course you will be able to describe development of different aspects in Sweden and which are relevant for Human Geography, describe and discuss literature in particular theme of Human Geography and with reflection on the situation in Sweden.

Content and teaching methods The course discusses aspects of Swedish geography related to topics in human geography, and which include landscape, population, social, urban and economic geography. The course involves lectures, seminars, excursions and to write a paper.

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Area of interests: Information only in Swedish

Information only in Swedish

Subject

Human Geography

”Human” in “Human Geography” refers to civilization and society, while “geography” refers to relations of proximity and distance and spatial patterns. Human geography is thus about societies and their spatial patterns and relations. The geographical dimensions may involve local as well as global relations and patterns. The societal issues in human geography concern social, political and economical issues; currently and in an historical perspective. This means that Human Geography is a broad subject with a number of different areas of specialization.

As a student in Human Geography at Stockholm University, you meet leading researchers and teachers in historical geography and landscape studies, migration and population geography, economic geography, gender and planning, GIS and development geography. Within these areas of specialization you will study different ways of living, thinking, planning, travelling and working. You will gain knowledge about global living conditions and work with concepts and methods required to understand relations and patterns. An education in Human Geography includes study tours and excursions, field studies and field work. They may be organized in different ways but share the important core of studying structures and processes in the field. Our courses provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with a range of different tasks such as housing, economic growth, heritage management, land use, environmental problems, urban and regional planning, social and ethnic segregation, urban and regional development, transport and tourism. Human Geography provides you with an education in the social sciences for work on investigations, analysis, planning and communication. Such jobs may deal with local, national or international questions and relations.

Human Geography

Course events

Autumn 2018

Study pace 50 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English.

Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 225).

Start period: Period 1 - starts during the first half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Further information on the education:
http://www.humangeo.su.se/kg1208

Additional information: Application deadline 16 April.

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 11250 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 11250 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-32080