Course code PHG314

PHG314 Term Paper in Landscape Plants

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .

Course responsible: Per Anker Pedersen
Teachers: Line Rosef, Eva Vike
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course is given by request.. The course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, January block, Spring parallel, June block.
Course frequency: Gives by request
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Last time: 2015V
Preferential right:

Master´s degree students in Plant Science or Landscape Architecture and Bachelor´s degree students in Plant Science.

Course contents:

Independent study of a relevant topic within establishment or management of green areas or landscape plants in general. The study can be based on literature or mainly on registrations outside in green areas or in tests. The students shall write a report that includes introduction, problem definition, methodology, results/discussion (or presentation/review of literature) and list of literature. The paper will be linked to PHG316 which is required before or while the paper is written. The paper can also be linked to the main course in green space management at ILP.

Learning outcome:

Students will learn how to define a problem and how to collect information and present it in a well structured report. Students will gain insight into special topics within landscape plants/urban greening/landscaping, and they will become more aware of the complexity of the discipline.

Learning activities:

There will be supervision on data collection, data processing and report writing. The student chooses an assignment together with the teacher based on a literature study, experimental test or registrations in green areas. Some tutorials in groups will be given, but the tutorials are mainly directed towards each student individually.

Teaching support:
PHG113 and JORD160 or similar, PHG213, PHG214 or PHG215, PHG310/PHG316.
Recommended prerequisites:


Mandatory activity:

Semester assignment/report.

Nominal workload:

150 hours.

Entrance requirements:

Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)

Reduction of credits:
Type of course:

Lectures: ca. 6 hours (together with PHG315). Registration work in field and possible tests are organised for each student individually.


The project paper is assessed by an external examiner.

Examination details: :