Course code NATF260

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
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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
Preferential right:
B-ØN, B-MINA, B-FORNY, B-SF. Then students at corresponding master´s programs.
Course contents:
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
Learning outcome:

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.

Learning activities:
Lectures, teamwork, term paper and seminars.
Teaching support:
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
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
First lecture.
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.
Nominal workload:
50 hours lectures etc. 250 hours of self-studies (reading, writing of term papers and preparation for own presentation).
Entrance requirements:
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