605 Nature & Outdoor Studies, 1 year programme, årsstudium

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The study programme is suitable for students with interest in nature and outdoor activities, and may be included in a Bachelor’s degree programme, for example, together with studies aimed at working with management and dissemination of environment and nature experiences.
Applicants must meet general admission requirements.

Aim of the Programme

The study programme is interdisciplinary and aims at conveying the importance of the nature as a basis for outdoor life activities and man's place in nature. Emphasis is placed on how the knowledge of living organisms and the processes of nature increases the experience of, and interest in, the outdoors, and being able to communicate this to others. The study programme is interdisciplinary and provides students with the basis for active and realistic social involvement within the relevant disciplines, and communicates different values associated with this. The study programme will provide foundation knowledge for further study at the Bachelor and Master’s level.

Further Education opportunities

The study programme may be in included in a 3-year Bachelor’s degree programme. On completing the study programme students may apply for admission to the Bachelor’s programmes, Ecology and Natural Resources; Pollution and the Environment; or continue with, Nature and Outdoor Studies.

Curriculum and structure

Nature & Outdoor Studies, 1 year programme
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
4006 Climate, Energy and the Environment 10.00 O 10  
4008 Outdoor Life, Hunting and Fishing 10.00 O 10  
4011 Biology and the Environment 1 10.00 O 10  
4012 Biology and Environment 2 10.00 O   10
4010 Man and Views on Nature 10.00 O   10
4009 The Natural Environment and the
10.00 O   10
Total: 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Teaching and Learning Methods

Students are followed up through the course of the study programme by means of teaching and learning methods that include field and laboratory teaching with report writing, projects, seminar assignments, group and seminar teaching, etc. In the learning process, emphasis will be placed on practical projects. The various teaching and learning methods are also described in the individual course descriptions.
Legitimate absence (sick leave) of as much as 20% of the mandatory part of a course will be accepted. A student’s absence of more than 20% of the obligatory part of a course will not be approved. The student will not be eligible for preferential treatment with regard to a place on the field/laboratory course the next time the course is given.

Assessment Methods

Most of the programme’s courses include both continuous and final assessment.

Many of the courses will include semester assignments and similar work that will be assessed. The individual course descriptions describe in detail the various assessment methods used.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Anette N. Fredly <Anette.N.FredlySPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 27/07/2009