Course code EDS101

EDS101 Introduction to Environment and Development

There may be changes to the course due to to corona restrictions. See Canvas and StudentWeb for info.

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Course responsible: Lars Kåre Grimsby, Darley Jose Kjosavik
Teachers: Marianne Mosberg, Noe Manuel Mendoza Fuente, Noe Manuel Mendoza Fuente
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
The course has teaching and evaluation in August
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2007H
Preferential right:
Exclusively for students accepted into B-IEDS.
Course contents:
This is the introductory course for Bachelor 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 in the World today.
Learning activities:

Teaching will be a combination of lectures and seminars.

The course will likely be fully online in case of corona restrictions.

A complete reading list will be made available to course participants in Canvas.
No prerequisites.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Participation in 80% of the lectures and seminars

Take home exam.  Exam In English only.


Nominal workload:
Lectures and seminars (50 hours), and self-study (75 hours). 125 hours of student work in total.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (Generell studiekompetanse).
An external examiner will be involved in the forming and approval of the exam.
Examination details: Home exam: Passed / Failed