Course code EDS387

EDS387 State and Civil Society in Development and Environmental Governance in India

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Course responsible: Darley Jose Kjosavik
Teachers: Sunetro Ghosal
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of International Environment and Development Studies
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 10 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course consists of five modules: Introduction to Indian society and culture Political organisation and governance systems, Public policies and governance, Desert ecology and livelihoods Social science methods and research in India. The course will be conducted in four different locations in Rajasthan. Each module includes lectures and discussions, field visits,meetings with relevant actors/stakeholders, reflections and a brief write up by students. The last module includes fieldwork for two weeks and report writing by students.
Learning outcome:
Knowledge and skills to work with rural and urban issues in development and environmental governance advanced understanding of the synergy between state and civil society organisations in India in implementing development and environmental policies and programmes developing skills in conducting field research in a developing country context through hands-on fieldwork
Learning activities:
Lectures,discussions, field visits, seminars, field work in rural and/or urban environments in Rajasthan, India, data collection and analysis practice under the supervision of mentors at IDSJ.
Teaching support:
Daily contact between students and teachers.
A compendium will be handed out in advance of the course. Supplementary literature will be handed out when necessary
Master level in environment studies, development studies and International relations
Recommended prerequisites:
EDS312: Research Methods
Mandatory activity:
1. 80% attendance in the lectures, seminars and field visits 2. Submission of a brief write up for each module related to the field visit. 3. Group work including data collection and anaysis, report writing and presentation
Fieldwork report and presentation - 45%, final written exam - 55% (A-F).
Nominal workload:
450 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course will consist of approx. 30 hours of lectures, 100 hours of field visits,30 hours of reflections and writing field reports,120 hours of data collection-analysis-writing Research report and approx.150 hours of selfstudy.
The course is a cooperation between UMB and IDSJ and is offered at the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, India, from the beginning of August to mid-September.
Final written exam will be graded by academic staff at IDSJ and NMBU.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått