Society and Development – A Country Study


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

A bachelor degree and planning to take part in an international development project

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has been through the module:

Learning objectives


  • has insight into the history of country X
  • conceptions of development in country X
  • has insight into theories of intercultural communication and can identify the challenges that might occur in communication processes between Danes and the citizens of country X
  • can identify the institutions of development of country X


  • can present and discuss the main historical developments of country X that have an impact on how cooperation projects in engineering might be carried out
  • is able to discuss the main conceptions of development that serve as foundation for the work of cooperation organizations in country X
  • can establish and develop a communication strategy with partners in country X for the development of a project, taking into account the limitations and opportunities that the differences in culture might provide


  • is able to independently and professionally navigate the complex arrangement of non-governmental organizations, governmental organizations, and companies both in Denmark and in country X in order to develop a project

Type of instruction

A combination of seminars, exercises and task assignments.



Name of examSociety and Development – A Country Study
Type of exam
Written exam
Permitted aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleSamfund og Udvikling – et landestudie
Module codeTBISDK13305
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design