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790340A Geographies of global development, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 790340A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Geographies of global development  Abbreviation Geographies of 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3203 Geography 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Geography 

ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 

Finnish or English.


2nd or 3rd year, 1st or 2nd semesters (autumn or spring semesters).

Learning outcomes 

This course gives knowledge of global development problems from geographical point of view. After the course the student can explain what development indicates and what kind of social and economic phenomena will explain both development and under development. He/she is also able to compare different actions that are aimed to diminish the uneven development based on different theories and strategies.


The course familiarizes students to the theories that aim to explain differences in uneven development. Under development, and its social, cultural and economic aspects will be studies from national, regional and local level. This course also quires to political programs and strategies that are aimed to stabiles equalizes uneven development.

Mode of delivery 

Book exam (no face to face teaching).

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Book exam.

Target group 

Geography students, especially teachers. Students minoring in Geography and Basic Studies in Environmental Conservation.
Geography exchange students. 

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

Course is part of minor studies of Geography and Basic Studies in Environmental Conservation.

Recommended or required reading 
  • Potter, R.B.T, T. Binns, J.A.Elliot & D.Smith (2004). Geographies of development.
Assessment methods and criteria 

Exam on examinarium.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.



Person responsible 

Juha Ridanpää

Working life cooperation 



Additional data in the course catalogue University of Oulu summer studies 2020
All the summer courses at the field of geography can be completed only by studying independently. Students should register to summer courses by contacting the teacher by 31.5.2020.

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