BNS131X Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World 1: Economy - 10 ECTS
Admission requirements: Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.
A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to NOKUT's GSU-list.
Admission code: 9199 (Nordic applicants).
This course will introduce students to the important structures and forces affecting the sustainability of circumpolar communities. Students will deal with the population trends in the circumpolar region, natural resource use and the economies of these communities, and economic ownership.
This course will provide students with an appreciation of the main challenges confronting the peoples and communities of the world¿s northern regions. As such it will be beneficial to students attempting to better understand the current questions facing the north as well as to those planning to pursue advanced studies about the region.
The course is identical with BCS 331 (6 ECTS) besides of some additional modules and syllabus.
Objectives of the courseThe course objectives: Building competence on the circumpolar world and contemporary issues of importance for sustainability and economic features and development. Knowledge - On communities and prospects for sustainable development - On natural resources and economic development in the circumpolar North - On population trends in the circumpolar North Skills - In analysing community development in the circumpolar North - In analysing economic development and community impacts - In analysing present changes of the economy and adaptationsGeneral competence - In general economic development of the circumpolar North - In dependency on natural resources for economic sustainable growth - On current situation and development of the circumpolar north
Work Requirements: Answers to given module questions. The answers have to be approved by responsible teacher before the students are allowed to do the final exam.
A final written home based exam: - Available time: 3 days - Extent. 5 to 6 pages - Font: Times New Roman, 12 pkt., line spacing 1,5. Margins; right, top and bottom 2 cm, left 4 cm. Grading: scale A ¿ F, with F for failed.
A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course
- About the course
- Campus: Online | Annet |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: BNS131X
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for reiseliv og nordlige studier
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