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Philosophy of Social Sciences PHD102


Course description for study year 2020-2021. Please note that changes may occur.

Fakta
Emnekode

PHD102

Vekting (SP)

5

Antall semestre

1

Vurderingssemester

Autumn

Undervisningsspråk

English

Tilbys av

Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcome

Knowledge

After completing the course, students should:

  • Have advanced knowledge of central issues in the philosophy of social science.
  • Have advanced knowledge of major approaches to the relevant issues.
  • Have advanced knowledge of the relevance of the philosophy of social science for social scientific research.

Skills

After completing the course, students should:

  • Be able to formulate new research questions within the philosophy of social science.
  • Be able to conduct research in the philosophy of social science at an international level.
  • Be able to apply concepts and theories within the philosophy of social science to social scientific research in fruitful ways.

General competence

After completing the course, students should:

  • Be able to communicate the results of research in the philosophy of social science through recognized national and international channels.
  • Be able to participate in debates within the philosophy of social science in international fora.
  • Be able to identify new and relevant ethical challenges, and conduct their research with academic integrity.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Participants must be enrolled in a PhD programme.
Recommended prerequisites
The course is integrated with PHD101: Research Design, but can also be taken as a stand-alone course.
Eksamen / vurdering
Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Individual paper 1/1 Pass - Fail

An individual paper of 4000 words (+/- 10%) in English on a self-chosen topic approved by the instructor. The paper must be submitted six weeks after the end of the course and will be evaluated as Pass/Fail.

Coursework requirements

At least one presentation.

Active participation in discussions

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Tarjei Mandt Larsen
Method of work
The course will be given in the form of five full-day seminars. A detailed timetable will be made available at the beginning of the course-semester.
Course assessment
The course participants are encouraged to contribute to the course evaluation. An evaluation form will be made available to the candidates after the papers are handed in.
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