Diversity in the Rural Landscape

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Diversity in the Rural Landscape

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science, Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Requirements: Applied Zoology (AESC 20050), Applied Plant Biology (AESC 20020) or Equivalent 2nd Year Science subjects

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In this module the student is introduced to the range of components of natural heritage which occur within the landscape. Some attention is also devoted to components of cultural heritage. Concepts and methods for the evaluation of natural and cultural heritage together with an overview of the main concepts in Landscape Ecology are provided. The major habitats of significance in the Irish rural landscape are reviewed and management options for their ongoing conservation discussed. Students are introduced in a practical way to Geographical Information Systems and its use in habitat mapping and quantification. This module is delivered through a series of lecture and practical classes.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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