Disconnected Places – Geographies of Peripheral Areas


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following:

Learning objectives


  • Understanding of the dynamics of the selected geographical problems and how these are contextualised in disconnected places
  • Knowledge of selected theories of physical and socio-cultural geography in order to identify, analyse and evaluate selected geographical problems and their effects on the dynamics in place and space
  • Knowledge of research designs, theories of science and research methods relevant for conducting research within physical and socio-cultural geography
  • Knowledge of the scientific controversies in the selected field of research
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of Problem Based Learning (PBL) as implemented in the Aalborg PBL model at The Technical Faculty of IT and Design


  • Can identify, analyse and conceptualise selected geographical problems and their complex interactions and effects in place and space
  • Can apply relevant theories, research design and methods in order to research and analyse geographical problems and their effects in place and space
  • Can justify and substantiate the relevance of the chosen research problem, based on geographical theories
  • Can structure project management activities based on a well-formulated problem formulation


  • Can plan and implement a scientific research of the chosen geographical problem
  • Can independently start and carry out subject specific and interdisciplinary cooperation and take a professional responsibility for their own research
  • Can communicate research to multiple audiences
  • Can reflect on, plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work in groups. 



Name of examDisconnected Places – Geographies of Peripheral Areas
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titlePerifære områders geografi
Module codePGLGEOK17101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science