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BI1427

Introductory course - biology and environmental sciences

BI1427 Introductory course - biology and environmental sciences, 7.5 Credits

Introduktionskurs - biologi och miljövetenskap

Syllabus approved

2021-12-16

Subjects

Biology Environmental science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

Pass / Failed The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to general entry requirements and specific entry requirements that includes Biology 2 and Chemistry 2.

Objectives

The aim of the course is to give an introduction to the education and insights in the possible future profession. This will be done by giving an orientation in issues that concern the use of natural resources and to introduce the students to higher education. The course will bring up how production and consumption of e.g. food, products and energy, effects the environment on a local and global scale. Furthermore, the course should give training in scientific written and oral presentation.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- Discuss the use of natural resources to generate products and services, and the consequences of this usage in an environmental and sustainability perspective
- Describe, at a general level, how the environmental work in Sweden is organized e.g. by the Swedish environmental quality objectives
¬- Describe how the natural values in an environment could be evaluated by field observations
- Discuss the use of natural resources from an ethical perspective
- Search and use literature critically and communicate information in speech and writing

Content

The course consists of lectures, exercises, seminars and excursions that deal with:
- The use of natural resources to produce e.g. food, products and energy, and the consequences of this use in an environmental and sustainability perspective
- Field visits to increase the knowledge about the use and the administration of natural resources in Sweden
- How national environment management and nature conservation is structured, e.g. through the Swedish environmental quality objectives
- Introduction to ethical argumentation about sustainable natural resources exploitation
- General library science and study technique
- Scientific writing and presentation techniques
- Oral and written presentation of a project
- Study visit to a workplace to give insight in possible future professions

Formats and requirements for examination

- Passed exam and seminars in the field of natural resources and consequences of the use of these
- Thesis: Passed written and oral presentation
- Approved participation in field trips, exercises and other compulsory components
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The course is run at part time in parallel with the course MVxxxx Geology and hydrology 7,5 credits.

Responsible department

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Cooperating departments:
Department of Ecology
Department of Soil and Environment

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
Replaces: BI0844, MV0173, BI1254
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Biology and Environmental Science - Bachelor´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Environmental science
Course code: BI1427 Application code: SLU-10338 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment Pace: 50%