GEOG3525 - Landscape, Planning and Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 3 days

Course content

The course focuses on contested meanings and uses of landscape. With a particular focus on current issues in landscape planning and management, the course will stress unequal relations of power to claim stakes in landscapes, including reasons for unequal powers.
The course contains a lecture series and a seminar series. The lectures will introduce theories of conceptualisations of landscape; landscape perceptions; landscape values; and moral and legal claims to landscape. Theories will be related to practice on the ground through case studies related to e.g. nature management, cultural heritage management and outdoor recreation. The seminars offer a combination of an introduction of a case study by a professional planner or manager, followed by a joint discussion, including relating the case study to the course curriculum.

Learning outcome

- Has insight into theoretical and methodological challenges related to landscape planning and management

- Is able to use concepts and theoretical debates to analyse value conflicts in landscape planning and management, and legal and moral claims to landscapes

General competence:
-Is able to communicate contested uses and understandings of landscapes, and how theoretical debates inform current challenges in landscape planning and management related to e.g. citizen participation, political representation, different valuations and uses of nature, and urban development and -planning

Learning methods and activities

14 hours lectures, 6 hours seminar.
It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • 6 hours seminar

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor in Humanities or Social Science. Other relevant qualifications can be accepted upon approval by the Department of Geography.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG3505 7.5 01.09.2015
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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