Course code ECN260

ECN260 Agricultural Policy

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Course responsible: Sigurd Henning Rysstad
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
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Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2010H
Preferential right:
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Course contents:
The course is built up of several topics: Historical development, theory parts, relevant problems concerning agriculture and forestry policies, e.g.: Goals for agriculture and forestry policies, means and institutions. The effects of the EEC, EU and WTO on Norwegian agriculture and forestry.
Learning outcome:
The purpose of the course is to give a broad introduction to policies concerning Norwegian agriculture. The policy system, goals and means. The effects of some key policies will be analyzed mainly using microeconomic theory. The course will also present the historic development of Norwegian agriculture policies. Other relevant topics like EU"s Common Agricultural Policy, the WTO and potential changes in Norwegian agricultural policies may also be covered. These topics may vary somewhat from one year to the next.
Learning activities:
Lectures, class discussions, individual literature studies and group projects and presentations.
Teaching support:
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Syllabus:
An overview of the course readings will be made available on Fronter.
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in Microeconomics ECN110 or an equivalent course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
-Participation in a group project and presentation of the group project in class. Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Assessment:

To take an exam, you must obtain approval of a project (group) on assigned topics. The project work will be presented in plenary. Project and presentation judged pass / not passed. 

Final written examination - 3.5 hrs.

Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
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Type of course:
4 hours per week.
Note:
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Examiner:
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått