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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.

Hej och välkommen till kursen Hållbart nyttjande av naturresurser!

För er som blivit antagna till sommarkursen Hållbart nyttjande av naturresurser i sommar.

Kursen startar den 4e juli med kursintroduktion. Kursen ges i samarbete med NC State University och studenter och lärare från USA kommer att anlända den 3e Juli vilket ni också rekommenderas att göra. Kursen avslutas med redovisningar av grupparbeten den 29 Juli och hemresa den 30 Juli. Vi kommer att bo i lokaler kopplade till NC State European Center under större delen av kursen. Kursen är öppen för självregistrering i LADOK 5 dagar före kursstart samt under uppropsdagen.

Vi kommer att erbjuda ett paket som inkluderar boende och transporter under kursen. Paketet kostar 15000 SEK och betalas till VFM via SWISH 123 033 88 06 (i undantagsfall kan faktura/banköverföring ordnas). Vi behöver din betalning senast den 1a Juni. Observera att ni själva bokar och betalar resan till och från Prag. Meddela snarast om ni inte tänkt gå kursen så att reserver har chans att få en plats.

Om ni har frågor är ni välkomna att kontakta kursledare Therese Löfroth therese.lofroth@slu.se eller 090-7868384.

Detaljerat schema finns på kursens Canvassida samt på kurssidan på studentwebben.

Schemat kommer kontinuerligt att uppdateras och programmet för enskilda dagar kan komma att ändras men resrutten kommer att stämma.

Det finns ingen kursbok till kursen utan litteratur i form av vetenskapliga artiklar och rapporter kommer att delas ut under kursens gång. Ni kommer också att som en del i kursen få skriva en bokrecension på valfri bok under temat Hållbart nyttjande av naturresurser. Fundera gärna redan nu vilken bok ni vill läsa. Jag kommer att lägga upp några förslag på Canvas också.

Ser fram emot att träffa er i sommar!

/Therese Löfroth

Additional course evaluations for MX0142

Academic year 2021/2022

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, International course (MX0142-50048) 2022-06-13 - 2022-08-19

Academic year 2020/2021

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, International course (MX0142-50008) 2021-06-28 - 2021-07-30

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

Goal 1

Goal 2

Goal 3

Goal 4

Goal 5

Goal 6

Goal 7

5

Nyanserat avväga betydelsen av ekosystemfunktioner, ekosystemtjänster och dess betydelse för människan

Diskutera hur ekosystemens beståndsdelar samverkar och påverkas av mänsklig aktivitet i olika tidsmässiga och rumsliga skalor

Nyanserat utvärdera olika alternativ och policies för nyttjande av naturresurser

Diskutera hur kulturella skillnader mellan Nordamerika och Europa kan förklara skillnader i naturresursutnyttjande och skötsel

4

In several steps describe ecosystem services and ecosystem functions and their value for humans

Diskutera hur ekosystemens beståndsdelar samverkar och påverkas av mänsklig aktivitet

Utvärdera olika alternativ och policies för nyttjande av naturresurser

Redogöra för hur kulturella skillnader mellan Nordamerika och Europa kan förklara skillnader i naturresursutnyttjande och skötsel

3

Explain the concept of sustainable use of natural resources and give examples based on case studies and land use scenarios

Define ecosystem services and ecosystem functions

Beskriva ekosystemens beståndsdelar och hur de påverkas av mänsklig aktivitet på lokal och global nivå

Beskriva hur hållbarhetsmål påverkas av olika typer av markanvändnng

Beskriva olika alternativ och policies för nyttjande av naturresurser

Samverka i grupp och ge målsenliga presentationer

Ge exempel på kulturella skillnader mellan främst Nordamerika och Europa och förklara skillnader i naturresursutnyttjande mellan främst Nordamerika och Europa

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-50066 Location: Umeå Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies Pace: 100%