Introduction to Landform Studies
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Maastikuteaduse alused
Course title in English
Introduction to Landform Studies
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To provide a holistic understanding of the natural environment. Demonstrate relationships within nature and explain the human factor in landscape evolution. To provide an overview of the diversity and value of landscapes, their protection and management.
Brief description of the course
The concept of landscape. Land-forming components and their interrelation. Landscape boundaries. Hierarchical levels of landscape. The development and dynamics of hierarchical elements. Landscape maps and quantitative characteristics. Land use and cultural landscape. Landscape diversity. Landscape values. Landscape protection, maintenance, management and sustainable usage.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Knowledges about landscape as geo-complex; student is able to read landscape maps and landscape profile. Knowledges about divestity and value of landscapes according with landscape maintenance.
Kaija Käärt, MSc, lektor