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Population and Mobility, 15 Credits

Swedish name: Befolkning och mobilitet

This syllabus is valid: 2018-09-17 and until further notice

Course code: 2KG061

Credit points: 15

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Human Geography: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, F Insufficient

Responsible department: Department of Geography

Revised by: Head of Department of Geography and Economic History, 2018-09-19


Population development, human migration and mobility is central to current societies not least with regards to the globalization and transnationalization of social space. New forms of mobility are developing at the same time as impacts and driving forces at least partly are in change. Global population issues as well as economic development are also important themes during the course. The course addresses the broad variety mobility comprising everyday travel, commuting, migration, sojourning and tourismof mobility comprising everyday travel, commuting, migration, sojourning and tourism as well as development- and global population issues in different parts in the world. Particular emphasis is put on the interrelationship of different forms of mobility. Theoretical perspectives are balanced by empirical studies.

Expected learning outcomes

Competence and skills
1. analyze population geographical issues on different geographical levels,
2. analyze different forms of mobility and their relationships,
3. evaluate constraints to population development and mobility,
4. apply different methodological approaches in population analyzes,
5. apply and analyze gender and ethical perspectives on studies in population development and mobility,

Judgement and approach
6. critically appraise theories of population development and mobility,
7. critically asses one’s own as well as others analyses in population geography.

Required Knowledge

Univ: 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS of which in a major field of subject..
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6

Form of instruction

Instructions are given through lectures and seminars where students are expected to participate actively. Relevant gender issues related to the contents are continuously integrated in the course. The course is given in English.

Examination modes

Examination is based on written assignments that are orally presented at examining seminars, and an individually written report. In order to have the possibility to receive grades A and B on assignments and report, they must be handed in according to course schedule.

Examination based on the same syllabus as at the ordinary examination is guaranteed during two years after the first registration to the course.

Students who have passed an examination cannot redo the examination to receive a higher grade.

It is not possible to appeal against a received grade, i.e. to get it examined by a higher authority, but a student can always criticize the grading or ask another examiner to reconsider the examination.

When a student has failed an examination on two occasions, he or she has a right to have another grading teacher. A written request for an alternative examiner should be handed to the director of studies.

Credit transfer is always examined individually.