3h Th, 30h SEM, 30h Mon. WS
Number of credits
|Master in environmental science and management (120 ECTS)||4 crédits|
|Advanced Master in Risk and Disaster Management in the Anthropocene Era||4 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the second semester
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 complexity
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
A good knowledge of French is an asset
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.
Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)
This seminar takes place in the second semester of the first year (core curriculum) of the Masters in Environmental Sciences and Environmental Management.
Recommended or required readings
No documents needed: students will have to base their analyse on their own data.
Resources are made available to students on e-campus
- instructions for students
- other resources depending on the case studied
Exam(s) in session
May-June exam session
written exam ( open-ended questions )
August-September exam session
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 june) 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 and taken into account for student's assessment.
The June exam consists of an open-book written exam (reflection question).
These methods can be adapted according to the health context. Students will be informed if necessary.
The overall score is made up
- a grade for individual work (25%)
- a grade for group work and group presentation (25%)
- a grade for the exam (50%)
An absence from the written exam will result in an overall grade of A.
During the second session, the grades for individual work (25%) and group work (25%) remain acquired.
Organisational remarks and main changes to the course
The schedule will be communicated via the instructions during the first session and via e-campus
Coordinateur et membres de l'équipe :
Semal Nathalie (coord) - email@example.com
Abrahams Pauline - firstname.lastname@example.org
Denayer Dorothée - email@example.com
Falzone Claudia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ozer Pierre - email@example.com
Bernard Tychon - Bernard.Tychon@uliege.be
Association of one or more MOOCs
There is no MOOC associated with this course.
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?