POL1003 - The politics of the Environment, Energy and Resource Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 1/2
Written examination 1/2 3 hours

Course content

Through lectures, readings, and project-paper it is shed light on 1) key environmental discourses, 2) Norwegian climate and energy policies, 3) Norwegian public environmental administration, 4) the tragedy of the commons and resource-management, 5) international environmental regimes and conditions for collective action, 6) international politics of climate change and the role of science, and 7) European energy policies and the international politics of energy.

Learning outcome

Learning Objectives:
Knowledge – the student shall:
- have knowledge of the political processes and policy formulation at the interface between national environmental, energy and resource administration as well as within the international context.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
- apply the theories and models which are central to environmental, energy politics and resource administration.
- be independent (alone and in teams) in the preparation of a paper which fulfills the criteria for scientific writing in particular.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods and activities: 2 hours of lectures per week and 2 hours a week seminar/supervision of project-work. A project paper to be submitted as a collaborative effort among up till 4 students. Format of project-paper: Main text ca. 8000 words.

Form of assessment: 3 hours written exam and project-paper. Each part counts half of the grade. If you fail or want to re-take the exam, you have to re-take both parts. Exam and project paper may be written in English or in Norwegian.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation on relevant seminars/exercises

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


Course materials

To be decided at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SVPOL112 7.5


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 1/2
Autumn ORD Written examination 1/2 2015-12-09 09:00 Storhall del 1
Spring ORD Assignment 1/2
Spring ORD Written examination 1/2 2016-05-24 09:00 DI42
  • * 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.