Cultural Landscapes of Scandinavia
Spring. Odd number.
This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. Application deadline is Thursday in week 2 for the spring semester. Please see this page for more information: https://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity
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 Mitt UiB learning platform.
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
Compulsory courses in Bachelor in Biology, Bachelor in Archaeology or Bachelor in Geology/Earth Sciences.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Courses in paleoecology and/or archaeology.
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.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
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.
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