Course code ECN180

ECN180 Global challenges, economics and sustainability

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2017 - 2018 .

Course responsible: Sigurd Henning Rysstad
Teachers: Annette Alstadsæter, Arild Einar Bjørn Angelsen, Ole Gjølberg, Knut Einar Rosendahl, Gro Ladegård
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Preferential right:
This course is open only for first year bachelor students in Economics and Business Administration.
Course contents:
The course presents an overview of UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Alternative means aimed at achieving selected goals on energy, food security, poverty and climate change are discussed. Emphasis is placed on synergies and trade-offs between different SDGs.  The course will also inform students about why an how our degree programs will provide the students with competencies that can be of use in work aimed at realizing sustainable development.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: -Overview of UN's 17 Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs)  -Knowledge about how leaders in NDGs as well as in public sector and businesses can contribute to reach SDGs. -Knowledge about why and how competencies in economics and business administration are essential in the work for a more sustaianble future

Skills: -Ability to identify and evaluate compexities and synergies vs. trade-offs between different SDGs.  -Abilty to contribute in a constructive way in team work. -Ability to search after and evaluate digital information from different sources 

Competencies: -Gain insight in the challenges related to sustainable development - Collect, analyse and evaluate information, and thereafter process and present findings. -Ability to reflect and base decisions on ethical principles

Learning activities:
Lectures, group discussions and term papers
Teaching support:
Group discussions with contributions from instructors and feedback on term papers
Information provided at course start
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Mandatory participation at lectures, seminars and group work. Students that will come later than the 2nd day of lectures will not be able to take part in this class. 
8 term papers and/or poster presentations will be evaluated pass/fail, all of them have to be accepted to be given an overall pass in the course.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
The course is open only for bachelor students in Business Administration and Economics and master students in Entrepreneuship at NMBU's School og Economics and Business
Type of course:
9 days with structured teaching (lectures, seminars and group activities)
This course is open only for first year bachelor students in Economics and Business Administration.
An external examiner will review the syllabus and assignments 
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått