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Human and Social Geography, basic course , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
  COURSE CODE   727G09
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- use basic knowledge and demonstrate an understanding of:
- - - the basic life environment element of soil, water and air and about man's way of utilising, adapting and planning settlement and support based on the varying conditions that the life environments offer,
- - - human cultural manifestations as they are expressed in the landscape and its changes,
- - - population, natural resources and economic development in different parts of the world,
- use maps and other geographic information for spatial analysis,
- use cultural geographic methods for analyses of local and regional development
- analyse relations between man, resources and social progress on different geographic levels.
The Cultural Landscape, 7.5 HE credits
Landscape form as a result of human activity. Land use and settlement in urban and rural areas. Swedish landscape types, their emergence and characteristic features. The emergence, localisation, function and spatial organisation of the urban areas. Historical maps as support for landscape interpretation. Spatial planning, environmental protection and sustainable development in Sweden.

The Natural Landscape, 7.5 HE credits
Landscape form as a result of geological processes and effects of climate, water and vegetation. Minerals, rocks and soils. Ecological relationships and cycles. Environmental threats, climate change and sustainable development. Maps and other geographic material for landscape information.

Natural Resources, 7.5 HE credits
The concept of natural resources. Natural resources from local, regional, national and global perspectives: occurrences, refinement, supply and environmental impact. Residue and waste as a problem and a resource. Conflicts of interest between use and preservation of energy resources and raw materials. Population trend and food supply in different parts of the world. The EU as a regional and economic factor.

Regional and Local Analysis, 7.5 HE credits
The region concept and its different applications. Region enlargement and the differentiation and specialisation of regions. Analyses of the composition of the population and the industry. The emergence and importance of the post-industrial society for regional and local development. Regional policy and other actions to equalise regional differences. The spatial effects of globalisation.
The teaching takes the form of lectures, group work, supervision, laboratory sessions, seminars and field trips. Participation in exercises, seminars, field trips and laboratory sessions are compulsory. The students should actively and on their own responsibility profit by the contents of the reading list, complete all practical assignments and participate actively in seminars and field trips.
The course is examined continuously through the following examination forms: written examination, individual take-home examination, group presentation and participation in compulsory parts and carrying out related assignments.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Human and Social Geography, basic course
Kulturgeografi, grundkurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
Tema - The Tema Institute
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 727G09      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Geography - GGA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     GGA   NA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-03-16