Syllabus for Climate and Landscape

Klimat och landskap

Syllabus

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1GE111
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits including minimum 90 credits in Earth Science alternatively Physics. In addition knowledge and skill corresponding to Climate variations 5 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the Earth's global and regional climate
  • explain the interaction between climate and landscape dynamics in global climate and environmental change
  • describe land use and climate i tropical areas
  • describe the heating of the polar regions and how this affects permafrost areas
  • explain the principles of energy exchange between the earth's surface and the atmosphere

Content

The course reviews the following topics: regional climate systems across the globe; regional climate couplings to landscape dynamics and development; the dynamic landscape-climate system and land use under global change; local scale surface-atmosphere energy exchange.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, and independent study.

Assessment

Written and oral presentation of results. The course is graded using a written examination, 6 credits, and compulsory activities, 4 credits. 
 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2019

  • Slaymaker, Olav; Spencer, T.; Embleton-Hamann, Christine. Geomorphology and global environmental change

    1st paperback edition.: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory