EDS201 Introduction to Development Studies
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Course responsible: Morten Jerven
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
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This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2010H
The course introduces the analysis of current issues in development studies seen in a global perspective. Working with oral and written communication is a central part. Focus will be placed on developing interest and skills in further work in development studies in an interdisciplinary environment.
Students will be introduced to current development issues. They will become motivated for further studies through exposure to a range of literature. They will acquire skills in group work, presentation, computer work and the learning platform Canvas. Students will get an understanding of what is expected of them as a master student at NMBU. They will learn about NMBU libraries and the use of English as a language of study.
Lectures, discussions, group work, oral and written presentations.
Students will be supported by Noragric staff and student advisors.
Literature list will be ready in Canvas prior to start of course.
A Bachelor degree
Bachelors in International Development Studies
1. Group work and oral presentation in class.
2. Submit signed plagiarism declaration in Canvas.
3. Attendance at lectures and other activities.
Report with oral presentation, evaluated pass/not pass.
125 hours total work load, including lectures, seminars, discussion, student presentations, self-study, and preparation for lectures and presentations
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The course will run from Monday-Friday during the three weeks of the August block period.
An external examiner will approve the exam structure.
Examination details: Report: Passed / Failed