Course code EDS210

EDS210 Environment, Development and Climate Change in Tanzania

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Course responsible: Lars Kåre Grimsby
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in the June block.
Course frequency: Biannually (odd years)
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
B-IEDS program student have priority.
Course contents:
Updated course plan will be published in Autumn 2020. Visits will be made to Tanzania´s key institutions responsible for addressing issues at the interface between developmental, environmental and climate change issues. The students will hear short presentations from specialists and researchers explaining relevant theories and Tanzanian policies. A series of field visits will provide the students with direct observations, experiences, discussions and interactions with villagers (fishers, aquaculturists, farmers and pastoralists), and impressions that illustrate the actual practices related to the theories and policies from different perspectives. This combination of theory and practice is intended to offer the students a deeper understanding of various livelihood, development, environment and climate challenges facing Tanzania.
Learning outcome:
The purpose of the Field Course is to introduce the students to the principal environmental challenges, development concerns and climate change issues in Tanzania in a practical manner that complements the theoretical courses that they have already followed in their studies at Noragric. These topics will be presented in their historical, socio-ecological and political economic perspectives during visits to a range of key national institutions and local communities. The course is designed to contribute towards the core aims of Noragric's Bachelors programme in International Environment and Development Studies.
Learning activities:
Short lectures and presentations by Tanzanian specialists and researchers will be given, with visits to key institutions and several village communities. Daily group discussions and group activities will be carried out.
Teaching support:
Noragric will assume the overall responsibility for the course. Key Tanzanian specialists and institutions will assist in each of the modules.
Core and supplementary readings will be provided to the students in a compendium prior to their departure from Norway. Tanzanian institutions will also supply additional printed materials during the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Three assignments shall be completed during the course.
Final oral exam. Counts 100 % of the final grade. Passed/not passed
Nominal workload:
Four weeks field course in Tanzania.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Fieldwork. 250 hours
The external examiner will be present for the final oral exam.
Examination details: Oral exam: Passed / Not Passed