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LK0377

Climate Change - Landscape in Transition

After the course the student should be able to:
- explain links between global and climate change
- foresee possible direct and indirect effects of climate change in the landscape
- use the concepts of risk, vulnerability, and resilience
- describe national and international structures for sharing responsibility and taking action towards adaptation to climate change
- solve problems in relation to adaptation to climate change and collaborate in settings of mixed professional backgrounds

Additional course evaluations for LK0377

Academic year 2020/2021

Climate Change - Landscape in Transition (LK0377-30119) 2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23

LK0377 Climate Change - Landscape in Transition, 15.0 Credits

Klimatförändringar - landskap i förändring

Syllabus approved

2019-11-14

Subjects

Biology Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail 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

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which

specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:

• architecture
• landscape architecture
• landscape planning
• built environment
• design
• spatial planning
• geography
• landscape science
• environmental science
• biology
• forest Science
• horticulture
• agricultural Science

and

English 6 or equivalent.

Objectives

After the course the student should be able to:
- explain links between global changes and climate changes
- explain possible direct and indirect effects of climate changes in the landscape
- use the concepts risk, vulnerability and adequate communication
- provide support for adequate communications on mitigation and adaptation to climate changes and
- cooperate with different professions in projects on climate changes.

Content

The course takes its starting point in the different professional roles of the group of students taking the course and how these roles might be affected by requirements on adaptation to climate change. Key concepts for the course are Change, Risk perception, Mitigation, Adaptation, Decision-making, and Adequate Communications. The concepts will be studied from production, conservation and general planning perspectives. Topics during course include Speed of human caused climate changes, Positive and negative effects, Direct and indirect effects. How can we mitigate climate changes? How can we adapt society to changes? What limits mitigation of climate changes/adaptation? What is required for communication on mitigation and adaptation to climate changes to be effective?


The course comprises lectures (some compulsory), exercises (compulsory), project work: planning and presentation (compulsory), group assignments and literature studies.

Formats and requirements for examination

Assessment is based on performance in written examination, seminars, exercises and project work.
  • 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

Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
Replaces: LK0287
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
1) An Introduction to Physical geography and the Environment. Fourth edition.
Author: Holden J (editor)
ISBN: 9781292083575
Comments: Chapters 3.4, 5.1-5.2, 6-9, 10.4, 13, 22 and 26 [204 pages]
2) Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns respond to climate change
Author: European Environment Agency
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-9480-270-5
3) Compendium
Comments: Set of publications and hand-outs, approximately 300 pages

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Euroforester - Master´s Programme Horticultural Science - Master´s Programme Horticultural Science Programme Landscape Architecture- Master´s Programme Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Biology Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0377 Application code: SLU-30033 Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%