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Formulating Environmental Research Questions, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Singel Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Miljövetenskap - MXA
The aim of the course is for the students to acquire knowledge and skills in formulating relevant research questions within environmental science. In the process of formulating a research question the student will review and critically assess contemporary scientific knowledge in their chosen field.

In the course, environmental science will be studied as a research field with focus on how investigable environmental research questions can be determined and distinguished. A further content of the course is the formulation of state-of-the-art knowledge in relation to an environmental research question.
The pedagogic forms used are defined as project and problem based, where the students individual learning and critical thinking are in focus. This includes group assignments, lectures, seminars, laboratory work and excursions.

Examination of the students are based on active participation in group work, seminars, laboratory work and excursions. Written assignments and oral presentation is also basis for grading of the students.

Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions. Students who have failed an examination three times, covering either a part of the course or the whole course, may demand that another faculty member determines the grade for him/her. Those who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions, one of which should be arranged shortly after the first examination.

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.

Documented knowledge of English equivalent to “Engelska B” is required, or an international proficiency test, e.g. TOEFL, minimum score 550/213.Applicants must satisfy the following general entrance requirements: Minimum formal requirements for admission to the course include earlier studies at least up to a level corresponding to three years of study at a Swedish university, i.e. approximately equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree at a British university or a professional degree covering at least three years´ of study. Applicants who have previously studied in Sweden, must, at the start of the course hold a Kandidatexamen, or a professional degree in a relevant field. All applicants must satisfy the specific requirements, that is, approximately three semesters of full-time in-depth studies in a relevant major subject. (Environmental Science or any other relevant subject).

The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
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.
Formulating Environmental Research Questions
Formulating Environmental Research Questions
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
ITUF - Department of Thematic Studies
Registrar No: 78/04-41   Course Code: HMXD04      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Miljövetenskap - MXA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
D       MXA   NA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2004-04-20