|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Biodiversity and Conservation, 7.5 credits|
|(Biologisk mångfald och bevarandebiologi, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|Subject area:||Environmental Science|
|Main field of study:||Environmental Science|
|Academic school:||School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies|
|Disciplinary domain:||Natural Sciences 100%|
|Education cycle:||Second-cycle (Master)|
|Progressive specialisation:||A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2018 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies at Södertörn University on 2018-04-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
The equivalent of English B and a Bachelor's degree including a minimum of 90 credits in Environmental Science, Bioscience, Sociology, International Health, Media Communcation Studies, or the equivalent
Upon completion of the course, the student is able to
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
Theory: In-depth studies of the multitude of biodiversity from genes to ecosystems. Including global and historical patterns and processes of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, conservation genetics and conservation at different scales: populations, metapopulations, ecosystems and landscapes. Society and biodiversity: community-based conservation, conservation and sustainable development. Ecological restoration.
Project assignments: Computer assignments and theoretical modelling with individual research projects.
1001, Theory, 4 credits
(Teori, 4 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
1002, Project Assignments, 3,5 credits
(Projektarbete, 3.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
Lectures, seminars, computer-aided theoretical modelling and small research projects.
1001, Theory (4 credits) is examined via a written take-home examination
1002, Project assignments (3.5 credits) is examined via oral presentations at seminars and individually written reports. Absence from seminars must be compensated for via additional assignments. Absence from more than 50% of the seminars requires that the student takes the course again. Compensatory assignments must be handed in within one year of course completion.
|The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.|
If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
|8.||Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1112MJ, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).