The Arctic in the Age of Globalization


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module comprises lectures and seminars that include exercises and student contributions. On the basis of theories of international relations and sustainable development, the module focuses on international relations and sustainable development in the Arctic in a period of history when global players such as nation-states, supranational entities and multinational companies are increasingly interested in Arctic conditions and are investing resources in the region.

Learning objectives


  • relevant theories concerning the Arctic in the global world
  • themes and trends in the study of the Arctic in the global world and various approaches to the study of these.


  • the critical assessment, selection and application of relevant theories and methods to the study of the Arctic in the global world  
  • disseminating the chosen issue and the methodology for its analysis.


  • the delineation and analysis of a complex problem in a way that is independent and methodologically sound
  • academic reflection on a scientific basis and the assumption of responsibility for personal academic development.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examThe Arctic in the Age of Globalization
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal written examination in: The Arctic in the Age of Globalization.
This examination is a 2-day take-home written assignment given by the examiner on the basis of the curriculum of the course. The assignment paper must not exceed ten pages.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic 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 titleArktis i den globale verden
Module codeKACCG201612
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in International Relations
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities