731342 Core seminar rural development

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Wytrzens, Hans Karl
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


•introduction into the subject-matter "Best and worst practice examples in rural development projects"
•hints for writing a term paper
• practical application of research, survey and evaluation techniques
•main features of case study analysis and presentation
•practical discussion

Previous knowledge expected

basic techniques of scientific working, regional development/management

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

•independent look into a best-practice case study in line with the subject-matter
•gather practical experiences with autonomous research
•give insights into rural development practice
•train the provision of information and the handling of planning materials
•deepening technical and methodical knowledge in a specific part of rural development
•international exchange of ideas

Learning outcomes:
At the end of the course students are able to
•adequately identify themes for scientific work,
•collect and process information for regional analysis,
•independently develop a concise case study report on regional development projects,
•competently asses the quality of specific texts and presentations on regional development.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.