Cultural Landscapes of Scandinavia
Semester of Instruction
Spring. Not offered spring 2018. Limited capacity. More info: http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity
Objectives and Content
The course demonstrates the influence of human beings on the development of cultural landscape through time. An overview of the major traditional cultural landscapes in the Nordic countries is given, with examples showing how land-use practices in forestry and agriculture have contributed to shaping these landscapes. The way the structure and diversity of these systems depend on human influence for maintenance is demonstrated by considering land-use ecologically as a manipulation of the system's productivity and secondary successions. The course has a limited number of places. Students accepted to master's programmes at the Department of Biology will be given prority.
The aims of this course include providing students with an overview of the enormous influence agricultural practices have exerted on landscapes, and the consequences of change in land-use practices, as well as providing practical experience of land-use planning.
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Mandatory parts of a bachelor in biology
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Essay on a cultural landscape type, excursions. Approved mandatory activities are valid for 6 semesters.
Forms of Assessment
Written exam, 3 hours, graded
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.