Courses within the program

Programnamn

Study Programme in Spatial Planning, 180 cr

The first two years on the Study Programme in Spatial Planning is common to all and includes both spatial planning and geography. During year 3, there is a specialization in either planning or geography.

Overview of the courses that make up the programme:

Year 1

Semester 2
Cartography 7.5 hp
Field Geography, Geomatics, Surveying Technology, Spatial Planning

Kursen syftar till att ge kännedom om kartografins historia, kartografi i teori och praktik, manuell och digital kartframställning samt kartografins anknytning till GIS. Kursen ger grundläggande kunskaper om kartografiska begrepp och metoder, kartjuridik samt storskalig och småskalig kartografi.

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Year 2

Semester 1
GIS raster/vector 7.5 hp
Field Geography, Geomatics, Surveying Technology, Spatial Planning, Geospatial Information Science

The course aims at deepening the understanding of how GIS works, both in theory and in practice. Topics covered include for example methods for data gathering in raster and vector environments, integration and conversions of different spatial data, editing and updating methods, raster and vector analyses, digital elevation modeling as well as graphical presentation of analysis results. Note that the course cannot be credited for if taken parallel with the course GIT in Land Management.

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Semester 1
Geovisualisation of the Built Environment 7.5 hp
Field Geomatics, Surveying Technology, Spatial Planning, Geospatial Information Science

Modeling of the built environment och design proposals in 2D and 3D
Using photographs in the creation of models and photo montages
Visualisation with vector graphics applications
Visualisation of planning proposals with a suitable layout and presentation application
The disciplines of geovisualisation and data visualisation
Presentation strategies

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Semester 2
Urban Social Geography 7.5 hp
Field Geography, Spatial Planning

At the core of urban social geography lies the study of the interrelations between the physical and social environment of cities and the people inhabiting them. The aim of the course is to provide a broad introduction to the theory and methods used in urban and social geography. The course will examine several relevant topics, e.g. the issue of residential segregation, residential mobility, urbanism, identity, ethnicity, class, gender, inequality and conflicts in the city and ethical issues. This course also provides an introduction to scientific methods used in the field. This course is followed by the course Urban Studies.

Syllabus
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Year 3

Semester 1
Physical geography
Field Geography

The course will give the student an enhanced understanding of processes in physical geography. Further, this understanding is used to put physical geography into a greater perspective, e.g. during environmental impact assessments, planning, etc.

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Semester 1
Urban Studies
Field Geography, Spatial Planning

The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the history and current developments in urban theory. The course is organized around three major themes. The first is the classical text of urban theory and the second theme is a look at the current research trends of urban studies. A third theme of the course is to discuss methodological issues of understanding the ongoing developments human settlement.
The course will also provide a sufficient possibility for the participants to develop their skills in presenting results and thoughts both orally and written.

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Semester 1
Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis in Land Management
Field Geography, Geomatics, Surveying Technology, Spatial Planning, Geospatial Information Science

The purpose of this course is to give the student training in satellite image interpretation and analysis as well as applying advanced GIS analysis on the results from the satellite image analyses within the field of land management.

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Semester 2
Natural Hazards and Risk Assessment
Field Geography, Geomatics, Spatial Planning, Geospatial Information Science

The course treats different types of environmental hazards and their associated processes and consequences, especially in terms of the effects on spatial planning and the built environment.
Through the course the student shall acquire knowledge about those processes that create risk and vulnerable conditions for human life, as well as knowledge on how to mitigate or prevent such effects.
Course topics are for example: Natural hazards (e.g. volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, jökulhlaups, floods, hurricanes, landslides and other mass movements) and attitudes and preparedness of the society towards natural hazards. The course will apply basic methods for vulnerability and risk analysis for risk map production.

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