Climate Change - Landscape in Transition
- 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
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Academic year 2022/2023
2023-01-16 - 2023-03-21
Syllabus and other information
LK0412 Climate Change - Landscape in Transition, 15.0 CreditsKlimatförändringar - landskap i förändring
SubjectsLandscape Architecture Biology
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which 90 credits in one of the following subjects:
• landscape architecture
• landscape planning
• built environment
• spatial planning
• landscape science
• environmental science
• forest science
• horticultural science
• agricultural Science
• civil and environmental engineering
English 6 or equivalent
After the course the student shall:
be able to explain and describe important processes behind patterns and changes in the global climate
be able to explain local direct and indirect potential impacts of climate changes
be able to identify effective options for mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in a range of scales
have knowledge about potential drivers of decision-making with the intention to mitigate or adapt to local impacts of climate change
provide support for how to communicate effectively on mitigation and adaptation to climate change and to be able to cooperate with students from different programs in projects in relation to climate change.
This course offers a broad introduction to climatology, climate change impacts and drivers behind intentional decision-making favoring mitigation of climate change and adaptation to its impacts, from global to local level. The main focus is on the landscape level where the impacts of climate change play out and where many of the relevant decisions within planning and management take place. Topics addressed during the course include Introduction to Climatology, Speed of human caused climate changes, Direct and indirect effects, How can we mitigate climate changes? How can society adapt to climate change? How can climate change strategies support Sustainable Development? What kind of communications are needed to motivate decision-making in favor of mitigation of climate change and adaptation to its impacts?
The course comprises lectures (some compulsory), exercises (compulsory), project work: planning and presentation (compulsory), group assignments and literature studies.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Assessment is based on performance in written examination, seminars, exercises and project work.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationCourses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
- An Introduction to Physical geography and the Environment. Fourth edition.** Author:** Holden J (editor) ISBN: 9781292083575 Description: Chapters 3.4, 5.1-5.2, 6-9, 10.4, 13, 22 and 26 [204 pages]
- Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns respond to climate change Author**:** European Environment Agency ISBN: ISBN 978-92-9480-270-5 [Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns respond to climate change] (https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/urban-adaptation-in-europe)1) Compendium Description: Set of publications and hand-outs, approximately 300 pages