Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources Management
This course intends to provide a unique opportunity to students who wish to develop their career in natural resource management. Candidates completing this course will be of great value to employers, introducing new skills and practices in the specialized areas covered by the graduate.The course guarantees that all students completing this course meet the Faculty and the OUT standards parallel with the mission of the Open University of Tanzania.
Option (I): Direct Entry Scheme (Form VI) Qualifications
- Possession of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent, with credit passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and
- He/she has obtained at least two principal level passes in approved subjects – such as Geography, History, Biology, Economics, Agricultural Sciences and Chemistry, in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE); and
Option (II) Equivalent Qualifications
- Diploma in Natural Resource Management, Wildlife Management, Land Survey, Land and Soil Management, Forest Management and Nature conservation, Tsetse control, Environmental Studies, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Tourism Management, Heritage Management, Economic Development, Community Economic Development, Community Development, Education, Law, Gender Studies, Foundation Programme, Youth Development Work (CYP) and any relevant Diploma recognized by OUT Senate with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.
- b) Recognition of Prior Learning certificate (RPL) with average of B+ Grade approved by TCU shall be eligible for BA NRM program.
Background to Natural Resources
Introduction to Population, Resources & DVP.
Introduction to Geographic Techniques
Introduction to Human Geography
Gender and Natural Resource Management
Minerals and Energy Resources
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
Social Research Methods in Geography
Environmental hazards and natural disaster management
Population and Poverty Studies
Urban Planning and Management
Ecology of Natural Resources
Policy Issues in Natural Resources
Environmental Impact Assessment
Climate Variability and Environmental Resources Mgnt
Biodiversity Monitoring Conservation and Management
Land Evaluation and Land Use Planning
Upon completion of the programme, undergraduates will acquire ample knowledge and skills in natural resources management and will be capable of mapping natural resources. Issues of natural resource planning, use and management for the current and future generation will be stressed.
Specifically, undergraduates should be able to:
- Clearly define and describe different theories and concepts related to natural resources management
- Critically discuss the human influences on natural resources development and conservation
- Critically analyze the nature of inter-dependences between different natural resources
- Describe and apply various techniques of collecting and analysing geographical data.
- Examine natural resource management problems
- Assess natural resources using various evaluation techniques
- Conduct a research on a natural resources problems and produce reports
- Discuss and develop policies and regulations for natural resources management
- Carry out mapping of natural resources
- Determine dynamics in natural resources i.e. depletion/regeneration
- Project the future status of given natural resources base
- Counsel people in proper management of natural resources and stewardship
All Bachelor of Arts in Natural Resources Assessment and Management courses shall be examined during the academic year in which they are studied.
The assessment will comprise course work and annual examinations. Course work assessment shall consist of an online coursework assessment and a two hour written test.
The coursework assessment will contribute 30% of the total marks for each course. Annual examinations; each student shall be required to sit for a three-hour annual examination, at the end of the academic year.
The annual examination will contribute 70% to the total mark of each course. The combination of both coursework and annual examination shall be100%.
Each candidate shall be required to register for the examinations in specific subjects at least one month at latest, before the commencement of annual examinations period.
The annual University examinations shall be conducted under the control of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) with the Director of the Examinations Syndicate.