Environmental Science, Nature Management and Land-use Planning
Level of Study
Objectives and Content
The purpose of the course is to give a theoretical and methodological insight in current topics within environmental and landscape geography. The course covers a broad range of environmental geography topics and addresses challenges for environmental management and land-use planning. Through the work with an own project the student can chose to go get a deeper insight into one or several topics and thereby achieve knowledge about different management, monitoring and planning tools (e.g. GIS or Nature Types in Norway (NiN)).
A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- has gained an insight into central current topics within environmental science, nature management and land-use planning
- has knowledge about relevant environmental management systems
- can use sources, methods and theories related to environment, nature management and land-use planning in Norway
- can carry out a smaller, independent, critical, research-based analysis, either alone or together with others
- has achieved advanced knowledge about central challenges within nature management and land-use planning and how such knowledge is presented in a written form.
Required Previous Knowledge
Bachelor Degree in Geography or equivalent
Access to the Course
The course is open to students at the master's level who meet the requirements for prior knowledge.
Teaching and learning methods
3 - 5 lectures
2 - 3 seminar
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Participation in project work and seminars
Forms of Assessment
Group field report. Individual oral exam (may adjust the grade).
Assessment in teaching semester