Integrated Environmental Case Studies
|Course code module||MAMILI01A12270|
|Study load (hours)||84|
Eric de Deckere
Marc Van Sprundel
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||permanent evaluation|
|Contract restriction information:||exam contract not possible|
No specific compentences are required.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
This course plays an analytical and a didactic key role in the Master of Environmental Sciences. The objective is to acquire the capacity to apply a given framework and methodology for linking up different scientific study areas and possible solutions in a given situation. The courses contains individual and group assignments for a specific area (the case study). The necessary knowledge, practical insights and facilities are at the same time provided in several other courses of the master.
3. Course content
The course starts with an introduction on the framework (DPSI-R), the steps in the methodology and presentation of the study area.
The student chooses an environmental issue to elaborate out of a list for the given area.
The student gathers supplementary information on the area (during the field trip, consultation of actors, grey and scientific literature).
The student applies the DPSIR-chain as an international referred tool for the analysis of environmental problems.
Students exchange their results in mixed groups in order to look for integrated solutions for the area. Also a confrontation with stakeholder's views is simulated. These interactions help the student to put theories into practice.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Assignments - individualSupervised self-studyExcursion(s)
5. Assessment method
Exam: Practical exam
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
A manual and basic information on the case study are offered on Blackboard as well as in the specific archive of the Institute for Environmental Science of the university.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Recommended references are mentioned in the documentation.
laatste aanpassing: last update: 01/06/2006 01:01 ecampus