Course code PJH105

PJH105 Urban Farming

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Course responsible: Siv Fagertun Remberg
Teachers: Anna Marie Nicolaysen, Vebjørn Egner Stafseng, Trine Aulstad Sogn Tomasgaard, Arne Stensvand, Richard Harvey Meadow, Sissel Torre
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
January block
Course frequency: Annual
First time: Study year 2016-2017
Preferential right:
B-PV spesialization in urban farming
Course contents:
The course will give insight in different areas of urban farming, with emphasis on plants. There will be focus on group work, and the groups will present topics on different areas in urban farming several times during the January block.
Learning outcome:


Can describe and explain the importance of non-traditional plant cultivation in urban areas and other places where traditional plant cultivation can be a challenge.

Can describe methods for different solutions in urban agricultural projects.


Can apply professional knowledge to find, evaluate and refer to information and subject matter within the subject area

Can work in interdisciplinary groups with different issues

Can present subject matter and discuss solutions with others across subject areas

Can carry out practical projects in collaboration with others

General competence:

Master relevant professional tools, techniques and forms of expression in the course, and reflect on various topics related to urban agriculture.

Can develop relationships with students across disciplines and cohorts to create a good learning environment

Can use professional knowledge across disciplines in discussions

Can discuss and come up with solutions to problems related to various projects in urban agriculture

Learning activities:
Lectures, group work and presentations, practical work, sight visits
Teaching support:
Canvas, guidance from teachers in group work and presentations
Presented on Canvas
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
First day of January block, participation in lectures, group work, presentations, practical work and field trip(s).
Portfolio assessment. Pass/fail.
Nominal workload:
125 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
For a specialization within urban farming, a term paper (PJH205)  is offered in the spring parallell.
The examiner will be involved in the revision and approval of the exam.
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Not Passed