Course code EDS201

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
(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: 2010H
Preferential right:
M-IDS students.
Course contents:
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.
Learning outcome:
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.
Learning activities:
Lectures, discussions, group work, oral and written presentations.
Teaching support:
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
Recommended prerequisites:
Bachelors in International Development Studies
Mandatory activity:

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.  
Nominal workload:
125 hours total work load, including lectures, seminars, discussion, student presentations, self-study, and preparation for lectures and presentations
Entrance requirements:
Type of course:
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