2018-2019 / ENVT0010-1

Integrated approach to environmental issues


15h Th, 36h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in agroecology (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Specialised master in development, environment and communities5 crédits 
 Master in environmental science and management (120 ECTS)4 crédits 
 Master in geography : general (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Dorothée Denayer, Claudia Falzone, Samuel Hennaut, Eleonore Kirsch, François Melard, Anne-Claude Romain, Nathalie Semal


Nathalie Semal

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This seminar aims to cover the multiple facets posed by environmental issues and to respect its contradictions.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The aim is to open the field of environmental questioning in term of its "integrated" character, i.e. by giving equal space to each of its protagonists. This seminar is centred around case studies.
It aims to make the student aware of interdependence, but also the contradictions which can exist between different facets (scientific, technical, regulatory, socio-economic) of an environmental issue.
It aims to address specific information on an environmental issue, i.e. information of a heterogeneous, fragmented and incomplete nature.
The seminar is based on articulating skills through group and individual work.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The principle upon which this course operates is that of switching between several activities: plenary sessions with the help of external collaborators and actors in the issue, a field trip and work sessions in small groups aiming to revise and discuss. An analysis table is proposed to this effect (CATWOE).

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

This seminar takes place in the first semester of the first year (core curriculum) of the Masters in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Management. It takes place over two weeks.

Recommended or required readings

No documents needed: students will have to base their analyse on their own data.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment is carried out through a committee of supervisors. It is based upon an assessment of individual work (written report, daily summary, an exam in january) and group work (assessment of group work and oral presentation).
Notice : due to the collective dimension of the work to be carried on, the student's participation and attending to learning activity is mandatory ant taken into account for student's assessment.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks



Coordinateur et membres de l'équipe :
Semal Nathalie (coord) - n.semal@uliege.be
Mélard François - f.melard@uliege.be 
Hennaut Samuel - shennaut@uliege.be 
Monfils Stéphane - stephane.monfils@uliege.be
Falzone Claudia - cfalzone@uliege.be
Kirsch Eleonore
Niyonkuru Rene-Claude rene-claude.niyonkuru@uclouvain.be   Baraka Joel - barakajoel300@gmail.com  

Items online

Consignes 2018-2019
consignes 2018-2019

Public environmental controversies
Case studied through the exercices are always public environmental controversies? What does this mean? What can be learned from it regarding society and environment? How can we tackle those  issues?



Séance d'introduction
Séance d'introduction

Séance grille CATWOE
Séance grille CATWOE