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.

On completion of this module students will be able to:

  • present outlines of different aspects of conditions in Sweden which are relevant to themes in human geography;
  • present outlines and discuss literature in a defined question of human geography and with reflections to 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.

Linked courses

This course provides a foundation for further study in the course Essay on Swedish Geography, 7.5 HECs. 

Course facts

Course coordinator: Anders Rickegård.
Course code: KG1208.
Cycle: First Cycle.
Main field of study: Human Geography.
Language of instruction: English.
Pace percentage: 50%.
Course start: Autumn Semester.
Semester period: A–B.
Module sharing: No.
Special eligibility requirements: 60 HECs.
Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 225).
Application: See the University course and programme database.

Detailed information, including grading criteria, is provided at the course introduction and via the learning platform Athena. Syllabus, reading list and schedule are published below. When the syllabus is revised, this is done at least one month before the last application date. The reading list is usually revised before each course instance and this is done at least two months before the course starts. The schedule is available here no later than one month before the course starts, but minor schedule adjustments can be made later.