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Analysis of Forested Landscapes

The course is divided into two modules:

Module 1: Analysis of biophysical, natural and land use factors.

Module 2: Sociocultural aspects of the landscape and Contemporary concepts.

The course includes regional excursions and a final case study.

The aim is to provide a holistic understanding of the importance of trees and forest in the landscape, particularly regarding the complexity, spatiality and relation to the users of the landscape. The two modules treat different aspects of sustainable development, which are synthesized in the final case study. The first module includes tools for analysing landscape development and structure, landforms, buildings, and vegetation structures. The second module deals with sociocultural aspects to analyze the use of the landscape, including rules and regulations related to landscape use, The European Landscape Convention, user types, recreation types, user perspectives, experience and preferences, and stakeholder analysis, including power/interest analysis.

The course has an international perspective in principle, but in practice, it focuses on the forested landscapes of northern Europe. Students gain theoretical knowledge through lectures, discussions, feedback, meetings and seminars. The lectures are grounded on scientific literature, which is applied in case studies and group exercises based on real places and processes.

To further student learning and promote discussion, a variety of methods are used: Lectures, literature studies, exercises, written assignments, group work

The course focuses on the following generic competencies: Critical thinking, problem solving, oral & written communication, teamwork, ability to work autonomously

The following course components are compulsory: Course exercises and excursions.

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Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Forest and Landscape (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74990 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1N)
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0448 Application code: SLU-20117 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%