SKOG302 Multiple Use of Forests
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Course responsible: Ole Hofstad
Teachers: Anne Aslaug Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne Katrine Geelmuyden, Lars Helge Frivold, Erling Krogh, Leif Egil Loe
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
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: 2007H
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.
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.
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.
Advance information is publicly available at Fronter: http://www.nmbu.no/student/verktoy/fronterhttp://www.nmbu.no/student/verktoy/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.
Excursion. Delivery of acceptable presentation. Period of validity: 2 calendar years.
Continuous assessment: Individual assignment no. 1 evaluated as pass/fail. Group assignment no. 2 with background note and presentation in class evaluated as pass/fail. Final 3-hour written examination (counts 100 %) evaluated with marks A-F. All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Ca. 300 hours except what is included in lectures, excursions and presentations.
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