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Undergraduate course

Cultural Landscapes of Scandinavia

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO260
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester

Spring. The course is not offered in spring 2018.

The registration deadline for enrollment in the course is Thursday in week 2 for the spring semester. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the <a

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

None

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

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.

Contact

Contact Information

Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no