Examen Facultatum (preparatory examination) 3525

Course Objectives

The Examen facultatum (preparatory examination) is a course in general scientific theory which provides students with a basic theoretical foundation for the study of scientific disciplines. The course will also emphasise the special characteristics and autonomy of the individual disciplines as objects of research and study.

Course Description

The Examen facultatum is an introduction to scientific theory, research ethics and questions and approaches related to science, technology and society. The course will also discuss methods, explanatory models and argumentation theories (logic). General scientific concepts such as, hypothesis, explanation, interpretation and rationality will be discussed. Further, the course will provide an introduction to research ethical topics and problems in relation to the various fields of study. The last component involves problems and questions related to science, technology and society, technology and values, the importance of technology for the development of society, and environmental problems etc.

Learning Methods

Lectures and seminars

Assessment Methods

Ongoing assessment consists of a written assignments and/or submissions which count for 40% of the final mark. The final written examination counts for 60%. Students must receive passing marks in both the ongoing assessment and the final examination in order to achieve a final passing mark for the course. Graded marks.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Birgit Norendal <Birgit.NorendalSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Sven Arntzen - 11/04/2011