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790346A Nature conservation: a geographic perspective, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 790346A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Nature conservation: a geographic perspective  Abbreviation Nature conserva 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3203 Geography 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Geography 

Oona Könönen 

ECTS Credits 


Language of instruction 

Finnish and English


2nd or 3rd year, 1st or 2nd semester.

Learning outcomes 

The student is able to define and apply the most essential concepts of the discipline from the view point of Physical Geography.


The student deepens his/her geographical way of thinking by reading the material of Physical Geography and by writing three applied essays. The topics of the essays are agreed separately with the course supervisor.

Mode of delivery 

The student gets course instructions and agrees the subjects of the essays with the course supervisor.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Independent work, essays

Target group 

Geography students, especially students specializing in Physical geography. Minor students in geography and Basic Studies in Environmental Conservation. Geography exchange students. 

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

Course is part of minor studies of Geography and Basic Studies in Environmental Conservation

Recommended or required reading 

List of source books is given together with course instructions.

Assessment methods and criteria 

The student writes three applied essays. 

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5.

Person responsible 

Oona Könönen

Working life cooperation 



Additional data in the course catalogue University of Oulu summer studies 2020
All the summer courses at the field of geography can be completed only by studying independently. Students should register to summer courses by contacting the teacher by 31.5.2020.

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