GEOG2023 - Local and global perspectives on Environmental and Natural Resources Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 6 hours E

Course content

Environmental and resource management is one of the most central and contentious management areas today, both nationally and internationally. In order to understand the roots of these contentions and conflicts, this course focuses on how people value and conceptualize the environment, nature, and natural resources, and the consequences of different approaches. Furthermore, the course provides an introduction to key analytical concepts and political and economic frameworks that are used to highlight the values and resources of today's international environmental and resource management. Key questions in the course are: Who are the actors in environmental and natural resource management? What are the different ways these actors understand and relate to nature, and are all these ways included in natural resource management? What effects do different forms of governance and land use have on the environment, nature, and landscapes? How is social and environmental justice attended to (or not) in resource management in national and international contexts? Norwegian and international case studies are used to elucidate these issues. A field trip will provide empirical insight into the material.

Learning outcome

- Have basic knowledge about key issues in national and international environmental and resources management.
- Have knowledge about and understand the meaning and importance of people's value judgements for management of material resources within various contexts, including what shapes such judgements and their consequences.

- The candidate can independently analyze and reflect over existing approaches to national and international environmental and resource management.

Personal and professional development:
- Can communicate over and analyze scientific questions based on choices made to carry out the group assignment.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 26 hours of lectures. One day field course.

Please note that mandatory activities and lectures may start prior to the registration deadline.

Teaching will only be given if a sufficient number of students register for the course and if the Department has sufficient teaching resources. See for the most recent information on the courses not offered. Information will be made available no later than 10 January in the spring semester and 10 August in the autumn semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in Field Course and Group Assignment

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignments must be completed and passed in order to be eligible to take the exam.

The examination consists of a 6 hour written exam (worth 100% of the final grade). Students can submit compulsory assignments and exam in Norwegian, English or a Scandinavian language.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG2001 7.5 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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