GEOG3030 - Natural Resources Planning and Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course focuses on challenges related to planning and management of natural resources, including strategies for dealing with different types of conflict. Resource management challenges are explored through case studies. Different controversies and planning strategies are used to illustrate current theoretical and practical approaches and solutions. The course is based on interdisciplinary research and planning theories. The lectures are held by researchers and professionals with experience from resource management and public administration.

Learning outcome

A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • Can demonstrate in-depth insight into topics in natural resource management through relating theory to practical management.
  • Can discuss current management challenges through active contributions in lectures and reflexive use of examples from fieldwork.


  • Can critically evaluate and reflect on the positive and negative characteristics of the different approaches to planning and management of natural resources.
  • Can evaluate and make informed and individual choices between different approaches to natural resource management on an independent basis.

General Competence:

  • Is able to disseminate knowledge and communicate topics to both peers and a broader audience in written texts and oral presentations in English Contribute to innovative thinking within the field.

Learning methods and activities

  • Up to 18 hours lectures
  • Seminar(s)
  • Mandatory field course (up to 3 days)

A student work based on field course and mandatory seminar(s) must be approved before a student can take the exam. The format of the student work will vary and can deviate from a traditional term paper. It is expected that compulsory assignments and examinations are completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Field trip, groupwork and seminars

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignments must be completed and approved in order to be eligible to take the exam. The examination is a 4 hour written exam (worth 100% of the final grade). Same form of examination is given when re-sitting for the exam or improving the grade. The written exam is offered both in the autumn and spring semester.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Biology or equivalent. Other relevant qualifications can be accepted upon approval by the Department of Geography.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 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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