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lök320 - Sustainable Spatial Development in Europe (Complete module description)
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Module label Sustainable Spatial Development in Europe
Module abbreviation lök320
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Landscape Ecology (Master) > Vertiefungsmodule drittes Fachsemester
  • Master's Programme Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Additional Modules
  • Master's Programme Water and Coastal Management (Master) > Planning
Responsible persons
  • Mose, Ingo (module responsibility)
  • Mose, Ingo (Module counselling)
  • Mose, Ingo (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Klenke, Thomas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Kramer, Nadine (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Schaal, Peter (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Good command of English
Skills to be acquired in this module
Presentation and critical reflection of crucial demands of a sustainable spatial development in selected fields of activities especially considering rural development. Comparison of suitable case studies in a European context. Knowledge into central control instruments of structural, regional, and agricultural policy on a national as well as on a European level. Considering specific demands of spatial development in the context of political and social processes of Europeanization.
Module contents
SE/EX Multifunctionality and rural development (3 CP)
V Topical issues of agriculture and nutrition (1.5 CP)
SE/EX Sustainable tourism (3 CP)
SE/EX Renewable energy planning (3 CP)
V Colloquium on sustainable spatial development (1.5 CP)
SE Special subject job market: Job market and inequality in Europe (3 CP) – This course
(1.07.211 / FK I) takes place in the summer semester.

Multifunctionality and rural development
Survey of the multifunctionality of rural areas, especially the importance of agriculture and forestry, tourism and recreational activities, habitation, and protection of nature as well as the demands on spatial planning and regional development involved under the conditions of sustainability. Illustration by means of selected examples in a European context.

Agriculture and agricultural policy
Survey of EU agricultural policy programmes and their strategic-instrumental implementation as well as of selected topics of current developments in agriculture presented by various guest lecturers.

Sustainable tourism
Presentation of various concepts of sustainable tourism and its realization from the viewpoint of offer and demand. Illustration by means of selected examples in a European context.

Renewable energy planning
Survey of different forms of renewable energy and related demands on spatial development seen from a mainly planning and actor-orientated point of view. Illustration by means of selected examples in a European context.

Colloquium on sustainable spatial development
Survey of up-to-date theoretical approaches, concepts, instruments as well as practical fields of activities in sustainable spatial development in a national and European context.

Special subject job market: Job market and inequality
This course (1.07.211 / FK I) takes place in the summer semester.
Three one-day excursions with varying emphasis will be performed in the vicinity of Oldenburg as an integral part of the module seminars.
Recommended reading
Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (Hrsg.): Handwörterbuch der Raumordnung. Hannover 2017.
Cloke, P.; Marsden, T.; Mooney, P.H. (eds.): Handbook of rural studies. London 2006.
Ermann, U. et al.: Agro-Food Studies. Eine Einführung. Köln 2018
Fischer, A.: Sustainable Tourism. Bern 2014.
Grabski-Kieron, U.; Mose, I.; Reichert-Schick, A.; Steinführer, A. (eds.): European rural peripheries revalued. Governance, actors, impacts. Münster 2016.
Küster, H.: Die Entdeckung der Landschaft. Einführung in eine neue Wissenschaft. München 2012.
Lossau, J.; Freytag, T.; Lippuner, R. (Hrsg.): Schlüsselbegriffe der Kultur- und Sozialgeographie. Stuttgart 2014
Schmied, D. (ed.): Winning and losing. The changing geography of Europe´s rural areas.

Additional literature will be announced in the seminars.
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Teaching/Learning method S
Previous knowledge
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 28
Seminar 6 84
Study trip 2 28
Total module attendance time 140 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Before the end of the module
6 CP = Report or assignment