Course code LAA210

LAA210 Physical Environments - Use and Experiences

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2017 - 2018 .

Course responsible: Helena Annie Nordh
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Max. 35, Min. 10 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course is given in spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year -1
Last time: 2017V
Course contents:
The course is structured around lectures and seminars. In total 4 hours a week during the spring semester. In addition to the scheduled time, students are expected to read literature that will be discussed in the class room , deliver exercises and write a group assignment.
Learning outcome:
The student should have an understanding of and be capable of reflecting upon how humans affect and are affected by their physical environment. The student is expected to have knowledge about research, theories and concepts about the interaction between people and the physical environment. The student should have knowledge of what factors in the physical environment that hinder or promote public health and be able to adapt this knowledge into municipal planning. Furthermore, the student should have an understanding of human behavior and knowledge of various methods such as observation, participation, established knowledge, etc. methods that can be used to map human activity. The applicability of the theories are of importance.
Learning activities:
Students will through lectures, literature seminars and assignments be introduced to the various themes and methods. The students can through their own literature search obtain deeper knowledge on a particular theme and method. Theoretical knowledge and reflection will be practiced in a written group assignment.
Teaching support:
Supervision of teacher and co-students .

Environmental psychology. An introduction. (2012) Red. Steg. L., van den Berg. A., and de Groot J.I.M

All additional litteratur will be uploaded on Canvas.

The students must have completed 2 years at Bachelor level (120p).
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Literature seminars and obligatory assignmets.  

Written group assignment and oral presentation.

Obligatory assignments have to be completet to be allowed to deliver written group assignment.

Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
4 hours each week during the spring semester.
The course will not run in 2018.
An external sensor will read and evaluate the group assignments.
Examination details: :