Regional Studies


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a project course and a take-home assignment.

Learning objectives


  • the theoretical and methodological basis for studying defined regions
  • social, political, cultural and financial conditions in selected regions.


  • working interdisciplinarily in order to describe regional relations
  • finding and selecting relevant knowledge on a selected region, on the basis of disciplinary knowledge

  • analyzing and presenting knowledge of a selected region.


  • differentiating between various perspectives on regional issues, including local and global perspectives
  • examining, identifying and discussing a defined issue connected to a geographically demarcated area

  • communicating knowledge on regional issues in a clear and comprehensible manner.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examRegional Studies
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a maximum of ten pages.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleRegionalt baseret studie
Module codeBALISE201826
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities