Some explanations

Course code
KG0000 is the course code.

Cycles and entry requirements
FC (first cycle, under-graduate or bachelor) and SC (second cycle, graduate or master) indicate the level.

For courses in the SC a bachelor degree (or equal) is required. This means that under-graduated students may apply for courses in the FC and graduate students may apply for courses in the FC and the SC.

Please note the special compulsory pre-requirements for each course. The Department will make individual assessments and minor exceptions can occasionally be made for exchange students; the minimum requirement for admission to a second cycle (master) course is a first (bachelor) degree.

First Cycle students are recommended to study four of the following five courses during the Autumn Semester: KG1206 Geographical Information Systems and Cartography, 7.5 HECs, KG1208 Swedish Geography, 7.5 HECs, KG2203 Geographical Information Analysis I, 7.5 HECs, and KG1209 Essay on Swedish Geography, 7.5 HECs, or KG2204 Geographical Information Analysis II, 7.5 HECs.

Note: (1) Students have to pass KG1206 to start KG2203 and KG2203 to start KG2204, and KG1208 to start KG1209. (2) KG1209 is a flexible module, i.e. much of the tuition is individual and the study tempo can be 50% during period C–D, about 80% period C and 20% period D, or about 20% period C and 80% period D.

During the Spring Semester only two courses – KG3209 Challenges of Planning in the Global South – Focus Africa, 7.5 HECs, and KG3214 Applied Historical Geography, 7.5 HECs – are open for First Cycle students. FC students may find additional suitable courses in other Stockholm University depts.

Credits
The credits specified below are Swedish higher education credits (HECs or credits). 1 HEC is equal to 1 ECTS credit.

Most of the courses are given as full time courses – a 7.5 credit course is given during about 5 weeks and a 15 credit course is given during about 10 weeks. The exceptions are Swedish Geography, 7.5 credits – generally recommended for all exchange students at Stockholm University – and Geographical Information Systems and Cartography, 7.5 credits – two 50% tempo course possible to study parallelly and one is usually possible to study during the same semester period as another (full-time) course.

Academic calendar

Autumn Semester 2018
September 3, 2018 – January 20, 2019.
Semester period A: Monday September 3 – Wednesday October 3.
Semester period B: Thursday OCtober 4 – Friday November 2.
Semester period C: Monday November 5 – Wednesday December 5.
Semester period D: Thursday December 6 – Friday January 18.

Spring Semester 2019
January 21, 2019 – June 9, 2019.
Semester period A: Monday January 21 – Wednesday February 20.
Semester period B: Thursday February 21 – Monday March 25.
Semester period C: Tuesday March 26 – Friday May 3.
Semester period D: Monday May 6 – Friday June 7.

Choice of courses
See Application, acceptance and choice of courses.

Note: The course information is preliminary.

Courses in English at the Department of Human Geography

First cycle (bachelor) courses in English, Autumn Semester 2018

KG1206 Geographical Information Systems and Cartography, FC, 7.5 HECs, Autumn Semester period A–B (50% study tempo)

KG1208 Swedish Geography, FC, 7.5 HECs, Autumn Semester period A–B (50% study tempo)

KG1209 Essay on Swedish Geography, FC, 7.5 HECs, Autumn Semester period C–D (50% study tempo, flexible)

KG2203 Geographical Information Analysis I, FC, 7.5 HECs, Autumn Semester period C

KG2204 Geographical Information Analysis II, FC, 7.5 HECs, Autumn Semester period D

Second cycle (master) courses in English, Autumn Semester 2018

KG7206 Migration and Social Change – a Life Course Perspective, 15 HECs, SC, 15 HECs, Autumn Semester period C–D

KG7225 Space and Society – Theory and Method in Human Geography, SC, 15 HECs, Autumn Semester period A–B

KG7230 Theoretical Perspectives on Planning, SC, 7.5 HECs, Autumn Semester period A

KG7231 Planning Practices in Cities and Regions, SC, 7.5 HECs, Autumn Semester period B

KG7232 Advanced Method in Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, SC, 15 HECs, Autumn Semester period C–D

First cycle (bachelor) courses in English, Spring Semester 2019

KG3209 Challenges of Planning in the Global South – Focus Africa, FC, 7.5 HECs, Spring Semester period B

KG3214 Applied Historical Geography, FC, 7.5 HECs, Spring Semester period A

Second cycle (master) courses in English, Spring Semester 2019

KG7204 Urbanization and Environment, SC, 15 HECs, Spring Semester period A–B

KG7207 Landscape: Past and Present, SC, 15 HECs, Spring Semester period C–D

KG7227 GIS in the Social Sciences, 15 HECs, Spring Semester period A–B

KG7234 Field Project in Urban and Regional Planning, SC, 7.5 HECs, Spring Semester period C–D (50% study tempo)

KG7235 Segregation, Neighbourhood Effects and Housing Planning, SC, 7.5 HECs, Spring Semester period C–D (50% study tempo)

KG7241 Space, City, Culture, SC, 7.5 HECs, Spring Semester period B


First Cycle (bachelor) courses in Swedish

Human Geography
There are a number of additional courses in Human Geography for students with a good knowledge of Swedish.

Urban and Regional Planning
For exchange students with a good knowledge of Swedish it is possible to study additional under-graduate courses in Urban and Regional Planning (i.e. Urban and Regional Planning I, II and III, FC, totally 90 HECs, or modules from theses courses).

Geography
For exchange students with a good knowledge of Swedish it is possible to study under-graduate courses in Geography (given jointly by the two geographical departments). These FC courses in geography are administrated by the Department of Physical Geography.

Courses in other departments incl. the Swedish Language

Several departments accept exchange students coming through other departments, e.g. if you come to Stockholm University as an exchange student in the Department of Human Geography you are usually welcome to also study courses in other academic departments (and the other way around). If you are interested in study at another department please visit the web site or contact the international coordinator at that department in advance to get information on how to apply for courses in that department.

At many departments courses are given in English, especially in the second cycle.

The University offer Swedish language courses at various levels specifically for students from abroad. It is an advantage to have some basic knowledge of the Swedish language before coming to Stockholm – this is however not necessary.

Orientation days and excursions

Orientation days
All exchange students are recommended to take part in the Stockholm University orientation programme for exchange students (in August and January).

One-day excursions
Exchange students are welcome (as far as the number of seats in the coach admit) to participate in (one or more) one-day under-graduate excursions in the Stockholm area in Swedish. Please contact the international coordinator for more information.