Course code SKOG302

SKOG302 Multiple Use of Forests

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Course responsible: Ole Hofstad
Teachers: Lars Helge Frivold, Anne Katrine Geelmuyden, Erling Krogh
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 Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Forest and forest management in relation to different interests - timber production, outdoor recreation, environment, and biodiversity. Landscape design. Cultural heritage in forests. Environmental economics. Forestry certification. Multiple-use planning.
Learning outcome:

The students should have the following learning outcome from the course:

Knowledge: Detailed knowledge of public regulations of timber production in Norway due to the environment and peple's welfare. Knowledge of sociological and economic theory concerning multiple-use of forests. Knowledge of systems for forestry sertification in Norway. Knowledge of narratives and discourses on Norwegian forestry.

Skills: Ability to collect required information on qualities in the forest and use of the forest in a limited area (property - municipality). Ability to assemble and synthesize such information by use of GIS in a multiple-use plan, partly as text, partly as maps.

General competence: Be able to understand differnet stakeholders' perspectives on forestry. Ability to balance differing interests in forest use depending on natural and social conditions.

Learning activities:
The lectures impart factual knowledge about some elements of multi-purpose forestry and involve lecturers with different professional backgrounds and attitudes to forestry. Most lectures are supplemented by literature for self-study. Some matters are only presented as lectures, other matters are left for self-study only. The excursion communicates experience with management of forests near built-up areas. There are two assignments. One aims at presenting forests visually in other terms than tables and diagrams, and is evaluated as passed/failed. The second is a group assignment that includes preparing a hand-in paper and an oral presentation, and is graded from A to F.
Teaching support:
Advance information is publicly available at Fronter: Students that have entered for the course have web support in Fronter. The lecturer in charge of the course is available for questions during office hours.


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SKOG100 (10 ects) or equivalent, SKS300. Students without these subjects may gather the most vital preparatory knowledge on their own accord.
Recommended prerequisites:
SKOG250, PHI100.
Mandatory activity:
Excursion. Delivery of acceptable presentation. Period of validity: 2 calendar years.
Continuous assessment: Group assignment no. 2 with lecture note and presentation in class (counts 35 %). Final 2-hour written examination (counts 65 %). All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
Ca. 300 hours except what is included in lectures, excursions and presentations.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
SKS302, 10 ects.
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours per week. Excursion: 1 day.
An external examiner approves and takes part in the grading of the written exam, and takes part in a discussion with the responsible teacher about the learning arrangements.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått