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MX0142

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, International course

Welcome to the international course ”Sustainable use of natural resources”. The course is arranged as a study trip and is given by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in cooporation with Purdue University and North Carolina State University, USA. The course focus is different aspects of sustainibility. Along the way we learn about natural resource use in the area, basic knowledge about the ecosystem we travel through and the potential conflicts between different land use interests and how this might impact the possibilities for sustainable development.

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MX0142-50008 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for MX0142

Academic year 2019/2020

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, International course (MX0142-50007) 2020-06-29 - 2020-07-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, International course (MX0142-50035) 2019-07-01 - 2019-08-02

MX0142 Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, International course, 7.5 Credits

Hållbart nyttjande av naturresurser, internationell kurs

Syllabus approved

2018-11-01

Subjects

Environmental science Forest science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

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

60 credits at university level

Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
- Explain the concept of sustainable use of natural resources and give examples based on case studies and land use scenarios.
- Describe ecosystem services and ecosystem functions and their value for humans
- Describe components of ecosystems and how they are affected by human activity on both the local and global level.
- Describe how sustainability goals are affected by different land uses.
- Cooperate in a group and perform oral presentations
- Evaluate natural resource use alternatives and policies
- Give examples of cultural differences especially between Europe and North America and describe how these differences can result in different approaches to the use and management of natural resources

Content

Students gain knowledge about different views regarding sustainability issues with a focus on Europe and North America. The course includes a longer field trip and a number of mandatory excursions. Problem based assignments are solved in a group and/or individually. Lectures and assignments cover theoretical foundations, communication, and stakeholder involvement.

The course is a thematic summer course about sustainable use of natural resources. The concept of sustainability is treated from different perspectives such as environmental impact, economy, social aspects, recreation and biodiversity. The course also cover sustainability aspects with regards to local prerequisites, ecology and historical background.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved written and oral assignments. Approved participation in compulsory activities.

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.
  • 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 given by SLU in cooperation with Purdue University, Indiana, USA, and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, with half the number of students from Sweden and half from North America. Teachers from Sweden and USA commonly participate in the course program.

A small fee for travel and accommodation will be charged during the mandatory excursion.

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.

Responsible department

Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies

Further information

Determined by: Vice dekan S-fak
Replaces: SG0240
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: Forest Science - Master´s Programme Forest Management - Bachelor´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Environmental science Forest science
Course code: MX0142 Application code: SLU-50008 Location: Umeå Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies Pace: 100%