Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: L4fr. Course coordinator: Professor Ulf Jensen,, Fastighetsvetenskap. Prerequisites: VFR140 Introductory law and real estate law; VFT045 Real Estate Economy; and VFT085 Real Estate Formation. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 15. Assessment: Active participation in the seminars is compulsory. No final examination is given and the grades are only passed or failed. Further information: The course will be taught in Swedish and may be cancelled if less than 15 students apply. Home page:

The objective of this course is to convey learnign in the classic academic manner with seminar discussions between well prepared participants and highly specialized seminar leaders. The course takes its subjets from the land surveyor program's main topics: Real Estate Economy and Real Estate Law. The course can also function as inspiration for those contemplating a topic for their master's thesis.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to describe the content and issues in a more advanced work within the real estate area.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to carry an advance discussion on real estate economy or real estate law issues.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to identify important topics of discussion from given written materials and understand the value of discussions concerning real estate from an academic perspective.

The course consists of two seminars per week during the course period. A seminar leader is invited from outside the university and the topics are changed each year. An approximate allocation is that half of the seminars concern real estate economy (in a broad sense) and half real estate law (including planning and real property formation). The topics for the individual seminars are to be central within the academic area, but are first decided in connection to the actual course.

Prior to each seminar, approximately 50 pages of text - Swedish or English - is to be thoroughly read. In order to insure this, each seminar will begin with an introduction and two minute keepers will be assigned. The main part of the seminar is to be a discussion with the participants and seminar leader.

The course literature will be decided in connection to the seminar together by the course instructor and the seminar leader. It will be, for example, chapters from doctoral disserations, government reports as well as articles or cases.