NATF260 Multi-Disciplinary Impact Assessment
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Course responsible: Per Kristian Kåreson Lobenz Rørstad
Teachers: Jonathan Edward Colman, Roar Økseter
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block and evaluation in the Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2009V
B-ØN, B-MINA, B-FORNY, B-SF. Then students at corresponding master´s programs.
1. Overview of various types of impact assessments (IA) 2. Overview and introduction of how various disciplines can contribute in regards to multi-disciplinary IA 3. Main components in multi-disciplinary IA 4. How to make sure that interest groups are being heard. Conflict resolution and public participation. 5. Implementing one multi-disciplinary IA case-study (in groups of 3-4 students) 6. Presenting and defending the case-study
Knowledge: Increased knowledge about interdisiplinary impact assessment.
Skills: 1. Understand what impact analysis (IA) is and know the strong and weak points of such analyses 2. Be able to plan and carry out a multi-disciplinary IA, and present the results. 3. Be able to evaluate the quality of IA in projects dealing with nature environmental issues.
Generell competance: Be able to analyse interdisiplinary issues in a lager context.
Lectures, teamwork, term paper and seminars.
Lecture notes and other relevant information will be put on Canvas.
The reading list will be avaiable in Canvas. Main reading is Statens vegvesen: Konsekvensanalyser, Håndbok V712.
Basic knowledge within biology, ecology, nature- and forest management, environment and natural resources, economics, law and spatial planning
The exam consists of two parts. A written assignment (counts 40 %) and a term paper (paper + presentation, counts 60 %). Both must be passed to pass the course.
50 hours lectures etc. 250 hours of self-studies (reading, writing of term papers and preparation for own presentation).
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Lectures, teamwork and presentation of termpapers 50 hours.
Students that do not get a seat in the course can meet at the first lecture. Free seats will be distributed after the first lecture.
An external examiner evaluates all term papers.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått