Semester Course: 1st
Credits: 6 ECTS
Lecturers: Pedro O. Carvalho
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  1. Objectives:
    To know basic elements and methods of the political process and political participation. To understand the importance of forest policy and governance in different social and economical contexts. The concept of National Forest Program. Integration with Land Use issues. Strategy and strategical analysis, information systems. Cultural, philosophical and ethical approaches to Forest Resources and Society.
  2. Programme topics:
    1. Introduction to Forest Governance
    2. Political Process and participation.
    3. National Forest Programs.
    4. Land Use Policies.
    5. Strategical analysis.
    6. Seminar.

  3. Assessment:
    Course requirements includs a class project - seminar (30%) and a final exam (70%).