LAA313 Physical Environments - Use and Experiences
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Showing course contents for the educational year 2021 - 2022 .
Course responsible: Katinka Horgen Evensen
Teachers: Pavel Grabalov
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN, NO
Limits of class size:
Max. 35, min. 10 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course is given in spring parallel.
Course frequency: This course is not offered spring 2021.
First time: 2017H
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.
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.
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.
Supervision of teacher and co-students .
Fyhri, A., Hauge, Å.L., og Nordh, H., (Red.) (2012). Norsk miljøpsykologi. Mennesker og omgivelser. Oslo: SINTEF akademisk forlag. ISBN: 978-82-536-1283-6.
Steg, L., Van den Berg, A.E., & De Groot, J.I.M. (Eds.) (2012). Environmental Psychology: an introduction. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-97638-8.
Gifford, R. (Ed.) (2015). Research Methods for Environmental Psychology. New York: Wiley- Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-79533-0. (Some chapters will be distributed on Canvas)
The students must have completed 2 years at Bachelor level (120 ECTS).
Literature seminars and obligatory assignments.
Written group assignment and oral presentation.
Obligatory assignments have to be completet to be allowed to deliver written group assignment.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
This course overlaps with LAA210.
Type of course:
4 hours each week during the spring semester.
An external sensor will read and evaluate the group assignments.
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Failed