LNAK10104U Location Specific Knowledge and Fieldwork in Temperate Forest and Nature Management
MSc Programme in Forest Ecosystems, Nature and Society (SUFONAMA)
The course is only open for SUFONAMA students.
The course is a preparatory course for the subsequent course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management. The course includes training in locating and assessing location specific literature; conducting critical online discussions as part of project preparation; preparing and analysing empirically based project proposals; selecting appropriate data collection instruments; finalising a fieldwork project proposal.
The aim is to impart a thorough understanding of the importance
of field work preparation. The course is providing the fundament
for the course Sustainable Forest and Nature Management.
Knowledge: An in-depth factual location specific knowledge, building on theoretical knowledge obtained in other courses, relevant to temperate forest and nature management issues
Skills: The course will develop students’ practical skills with emphasis on (i) ability to collect, analyse and evaluate appropriate qualitative and quantitative information, and combining this with (ii) choice of appropriate research tools in order to plan high quality field work.
Competences: Students will learn to apply theory and methods within sustainable forest and nature management to describe and predict problems and develop suggestions for their solutions. In-depth location specific factual knowledge; ability to collect, analyse and evaluation qualitative and quantitative information; ability to select and design relevant data collection instruments; ability to design coherent research project proposal; ability to reflect on risks and ethics in relation to data collection in developing countries.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Project work
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentDescription of Examination: Each student will develop a research synopsis. Final grade will be based 100 % on the research synopsis.
Weight: Research synopsis 100%.
- Exam registration requirements
Each of the 3-5 topical modules must be approved.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner
Same as ordinary.
If the 3 -5 modules has not been approved before the ordinary exam, the students must get them approved before the reexam.
Criteria for exam assesment
To obtain the grade 12 the student must fullfill the Learning Outcome