SPL-3011 Arctic Cities - 10 ECTS
Bachelor degree in social sciences is required as a general rule. The minimum average grade requirement is: C - for bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand B - for bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in all other countries
The course is open for students accepted in master's degree programmes in other social science disciplines.
Application code: 9371.
The students have the following learning outcomes:
The student has:
- Fundamental insight into the characteristics of Arctic cities, and a theoretically-based understanding of their specificity, similarities and differences, and the challenges they face in the development of today’s Nordic countries.
- Knowledge of spatial representation methods through the use of GIS.
- Knowledge of the rules that guide cartographic communication.
The student is able to / can:
- make use of perspectives on urban life in the North, with an emphasis on the sustainability, governance and planning of Arctic cities.
- use GIS software to carry out simple spatial analyses and produce cartographic material.
- present and explain cartographic output to non-experts.
- Competent use of theoretical and analytical concepts relevant to urban planning and development in an Arctic environment.
Competencies in using cartographic analysis to solve urban planning challenges in the Arctic.
The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:
Mandatory attendance at 75% of the lectures must be documented. Presentation of a cartographic analysis of Arctic urban challenges at a seminar.
The exam will consist of:
A group project report, including cartographic illustrations (10-15 pages).
One home exam of one week, paper of 10 pages.
The students will obtain one final grade, where the project report and the home exam are weighted 40% and 60% respectively.
The exam will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed.
Retake is offered in in the beginning of the following semester in cases of grade F or Fail. Deferred examination is offered in the beginning of the following semester if the student is unable to take the final exam due to illness or other exceptional circumstances. Registration deadline for retake is January 15 for autumn semester exams and August 15 for spring semester exams.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: SPL-3011
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for samfunnsvitenskap