Course code ECN261

ECN261 Agricultural Policy II

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Course responsible: Eystein Ystad
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2019-2020
Last time: 2022V
Course contents:
The companion course ECN260 Agricultural Policy I introduced you to the key features of the Norwegian Agricultural Policy System, and presented some basic theoretical concepts and models you should apply in this course, writing a paper about a policy relevant problem for this sector. Groups will be formed and problems selected and developed in a startup seminar in the beginning of the semester. The teacher will give feedback and guidance during the semester, and group projects will be presented and evaluated in an exam seminar at the end of the semester.  
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: Insights in selected agricultural policy challenges and dilemmas.

Skills: The ability to develop a policy relevant problem, and write a paper together with fellow students where you analyze and discuss the problem. 

The abilty to present and defend a project in a stressful situation.  

General competences: Gain a better understanding of selected agricultural policy dilemmas.      

Learning activities:
Startup seminar, group project guided by the teacher, presentation and defence of the project in a plenary exam seminar. 
More information will be available on Canvas before the course starts.
ECN260 Agricultural Policy I (5 ECTS). 
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Mandatory attendance of the start up and exam seminars. The mandatory activities are valid for only one semester.
Portfolio: Grading will be based on the written paper, an oral presentation of the paper, and the answers given to questions raised by the examinators in the exam seminar. No re-examination.
Nominal workload:
125 hours
Type of course:
The teacher will arrange a startup seminar early in the semester, and an exam seminar towards the end of the semester.
This is a companion course to ECN260 Agricultural Policy I.
An external examinator participates in the exam seminar, and the grading is done jointly by the teacher and the external examinator.
Examination details: Portfolio: Letter grades