Course code NATF100

NATF100 Introductory Nature Management

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Teachers: Ronny Steen, Marit Helene Lie, Bjørn Olav Rosseland, Thrond Oddvar Haugen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(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, Autumn parallel, Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Course contents:
The topics covered are nature-based, different nature types and species, protection and use of resources/nature types, public and private management, plus simple management methods for wilderness and fish. Students will be involved through writing reports from field trips, collection of data on field trips, working with this data for use in their own semester assignment, writing of semester assignments and presentation of the results/assignment for the class.
Learning outcome:

A candidate who has completed the qualification has the following learning outcomes of the course:

Knowledge: The student has knowledge about the use and management of Norwegian nature and current conflict areas.

Skills: The student is able to use methods for collection, processing and presentation of basis used in nature management. The student is able to write academic accounts and scientific reports.

General competence: When completed the course, the student should be familiar with the valuation behind multi-purpose and sustainable utilisation of Norwegian nature.

Learning activities:
The teaching is based on lectures (every second week) and excursions with reports (every second week). There are also two field courses and two semester assignments. Reports and semester assignments are written by groups of 3-5 students.
Teaching support:
Supervision in preparation of semester assignment is given for each group of students.
All material that is presented and gone through in lectures and excursions and all material that is useful to the students in their work on the semester assignment. Recommended reading material is also presented to the students.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
The field courses and all day-long excursions with report writing.
The students are evaluated on the two semester assignments. Both must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 20 hours. Day-long excursions: 80 hours. Field courses: 80 hours. Exercises: 4 hours. Semester assignments, reports and self-study: 116 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 20 hours. Day-long excursions: 80 hours. Field courses (2 courses, each 5 days): 80 hours. Exercises: 4 hours. One field course in August and one in the end of the spring parallel. The last presupposes that it is possible to accommodate it with other teaching arrangements.
The semester assignments are evaluated by teacher, in accordance with terms given by teacher and external examiner.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått