|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
Ecosystem Management, 7.5 credits
|(Ekosystemförvaltning, 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 50% Social Sciences 50%|
|Education cycle:||Second-cycle (Master)|
|Progressive specialisation:||A1N (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed first-cycle course/s)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2020 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies at Södertörn University on 2020-02-10 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
The equivalent of English B and a Bachelor's degree including 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
The course is problem oriented, including both social and natural science aspects about integrated governance of social-ecological systems. The course provides scientific foundations, goals and measures for ecosystem management and includes key points such as: the concept of ecosystem services, links to biological diversity, processes and functions in ecosystems, adaptive and participatory governance perspectives, property and user rights of ecosystems and natural resources.
The course consists of lectures, seminars, and smaller individual and group assignments, including oral and written reports.
Written examination, mandatory oral and written seminar presentations. Absence from seminars must be compensated for through alternative assignments.
Absence from a maximum of 50% of the seminars can be compensated by written assignments.
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 a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.
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.