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Syllabus:

Sweden´s economic geography, 7.5 Credits

Swedish name: Sveriges ekonomiska geografi

This syllabus is valid: 2010-01-18 and until further notice

Course code: 2KG053

Credit points: 7.5

Education level: First cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Human Geography: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Geography

Contents

The course gives an overview of Sweden’s economic geography. The course includes the country’s special features with regard to economic geography as well as Sweden´s position in the EU and the world economy. The characteristics of industry and business life, the location patterns of industry, trade flows, and how the economy patterns have changed over time are aspects of the economic geography of Sweden. Other themes are the country’s financial system, influx of foreign ideas and values, and basic knowledge about gender equality.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should have knowledge of - the basic structure of the Swedish economy, - the localization of the Swedish industry both historically and present, - the trade flows between Sweden and other countries, - Sweden´s position in the EU and the world economy - the influx of foreign ideas and values, - basic knowledge about gender equality in Sweden.

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements

Form of instruction

After completing the course the student should have knowledge of - the basic structure of the Swedish economy, - the localization of the Swedish industry both historically and present, - the trade flows between Sweden and other countries, - Sweden´s position in the EU and the world economy - the influx of foreign ideas and values, - basic knowledge about gender equality in Sweden.

Examination modes

Students are required to document and present results of their group work. They are also required to pass a written examination. Students who fail the scheduled examination have the right to re-sit the examination a couple of weeks later. The general system is U for fail, G for pass and VG for pass with distinction. Upon request students may receive the grades A-FX. A student who has failed two consecutive examinations has the right to get another examiner unless there are specific reasons against this (HF Ch.6 §11B). Students are not permitted to retake an exam they have already passed in order to attempt to raise their grade. ACADEMIC CREDIT TRANSFER Credit transfer is always examined individually.

Literature

  • Valid from: 2012 week 31

    Placing human geography : Sweden through time and space
    Hermelin Brita, Jansson Ulf
    Stockholm : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi : 2010 : 350 s. :
    Mandatory

  • Valid from: 2012 week 30

    Placing human geography : Sweden through time and space
    Hermelin Brita, Jansson Ulf
    Stockholm : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi : 2010 : 350 s. :
    Mandatory

  • Valid from: 2009 week 3

    National atlas of Swedenh [Kartografiskt material].p The geography of Sweden
    Wastenson Leif, Helmfrid Staffan
    [Vällingby] : [SNA Publ. [Sveriges nationalatlas]] ;a Stockholm :b Almqvist & Wiksell International : 1996 : 176 s. :
    ISBN: 91-87760-39-8 (inb.)
    Search Album, the University Library catalogue