About the education
This course broadens and develops knowledge and skills attained during Geography I. The core of the course consists of the application of skills, in exploring, for example, the manner in which geographic theory and methods may be used in geographic regional operational analysis in regard of planning, development and conflict issues as well as questions regarding urbanisation.
The course comprises six interwoven components: Geographic Methods II, 3 HECs, Geographic Methods III, 3 HECs, Regional Geography Analysis 5 HECs, Global Processes, 6 HECs, Resources and Landscapes, 7 HECs and Geographical Applications, 6 HECs.
During the course you will develop your ability to use geographic methods and sources in their application to geographic analysis linked to current socio-scientific issues on a number of scales. Another significant part of the course is constituted by knowledge of the earth’s regional geography, i.e. insight into the earth’s regional differences, and distinctive characteristics of different areas in regard of the physical environment, societies and human habitats. The course further approaches basic theory and methods used in research, inclusive of the formalities of academic presentation. A special independent project equivalent to four weeks of study, written under supervision, concludes the course. Tuition in the form of fieldwork in a variety of forms is used to consolidate and apply theoretical skills. Geography II is the second component of the undergraduate programme in Geography, but may also be read as an individual course.
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Geographers are involved in community planning in aspects concerned with climatic change, flood risk and storm damage, as well as with developmental issues such as innovations in farming, city expansion, health matters and refugees. Work areas are to be found both in Sweden and abroad (SIDA, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Red Cross, Swedish Rescue Services Agency, etc.). As the impact of human induced changes to our environment becomes more and more intrusive, the geographer’s role takes on a new and important dimension. Geographers contribute to planning future communities and are key participants in the creation of a sustainable future for people on the regional, national and global planes. The discipline Geography encompasses environmental and social questions that are linked to world’s diversity of municipal and rural environments, populations, and living conditions. Geography is a science that since the time of the ancient Greeks has aimed to describe, analyse and explain the earth as the human habitat. Man’s living conditions and environment are largely dependent on whereabouts on the surface of the earth he lives, and there are clear connections between the differing development patterns of different societies and the surrounding natural environment and its exploitation. Knowledge of the connections and interplay between humankind, socio-cultural development and the natural environment constitutes the core of the discipline Geography. As a result of increasing globalisation in interdisciplinary research, business, international trade and economics, tourism, land management and environmental work, education and the mass media, geographical skills are in high demand. There is furthermore a substantial increase in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and methods of investigation that require the use of satellite imagery and aerial photography (remote sensing).
Area of interest: Science and Mathematics
Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.
Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.
As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.