Course code EDS101

EDS101 Introduction to Environment and Development

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Showing course contents for the educational year starting in 2019 .

Course responsible: Ian Bryceson
Teachers: Noe Manuel Mendoza Fuente, Cornelia Helmcke, Hans Nicolai Adam, Cornelia Helmcke, Mikael Bergius
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2007H
Preferential right:
Exclusively for students accepted into B-IEDS.
Course contents:
This is the introductory course for Bachelor's students in international environment and development studies. Its main objective is to provide students with an introduction to key topics and theories within the closely related fields of environment and development. The course will provide examples of environmental issues and social and political aspects of development.
Learning outcome:
After taking this course, the students will have gained an overview of the key topics of the Bachelor programme in "International Environment and Development Studies, as well as insights into the various interdisciplinary theories and analytical approaches that are taken towards a providing deeper understanding of the most important environmental and development challenges.
Learning activities:
Teaching will be a combination of lectures and seminars.

Complete reading list will be made available to course participants on Canvas.

The main textbook is Hopper (2012) "Understanding Development".

Recommended prerequisites:
Oral exam in ENGLISH ONLY.
Nominal workload:
Lectures/seminas (50 hours) and reading (100 hours). 150 hours of student work in all.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
An external examiner is used to moderate and evaluate the oral exam.
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / Ikke bestått