Course code APL100

APL100 Introduction to the Professions of Land Use Planning

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Course responsible: Gunnar Ridderstrøm, Håvard Steinsholt
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
The number of accepted By-reg students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, autumn- og spring parallell.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2015H
Preferential right:
Land Use Planning 
Course contents:

Augustblock: Besides lectures, there will be both individual and group based working . An excursion of 2-4 days, and more shorter excursions will be arranged. During the excursion, there will be focus on approaches to land use planning and land consolidation, through lectures given by local experts, technical discussions, practical exercises and presentations. Lectures and local inspections will give an introduction to architecture and planning expressions. Students will participate in a case-related group work which includes a presentation.Supervision and study adjustments will be available.

Autumn and spring parallell: seminars.

Learning outcome:
The new students receive their first introduction to professionals and professional studies in land use planning and land consolidation. This is partly in order to contribute to professional development through study, and partly in order to understand the progress of study through the more basic technical courses, and to increase the motivation by completing these. Students will get to know their fellow students and teachers in a connection relevant for further studies. The students will acquire basic competence in working methods and presentations common in the professions. The students will become able to describe phenomena and problems related to land use planning and tenure. The students will be introduced to ethical and interpersonal problem issues that characterise the work within the professions. The students will be introduced to typical expressions from architecture and city planning. The students will, via cooperation and exercises, acquire practice in respecting fellow students and teachers within a work and learning situation.
Learning activities:
Lectures/talks. Excursions. Seminar/discussion group with teacher present. Group work/project/exercises. Independent work, assignment.
Teaching support:
The course is held with responsible teachers present.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excursions, surveys and reports are mandatory.
Compulsory written assignment. Participation in excursion and oral report in class. The evaluation will be based on presentations and group work. Immediate evaluation.
Nominal workload:

Lectures: 30 hours Seminars/study groups with the teacher present: 30 hours. Group work/projects/exercises: 80 hours. Individual study: 10 hours.


Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:

Lectures: 30 hours Seminars/study groups with the teacher present: 30 hours Group work/projects/exercises: 80 hours


This course is compulsory for land use planning students. 
An external examiner evaluates and approves examination system.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått