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Vitskapsteori og forskingsdesign for geografar

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Master

Undervisningssemester

Autumn

Mål og innhald

This a course in theory of science for both physical and human geographers. Through this course students should get insights in, and be able to critically reflect upon, theory or philosophy of science perspectives and concepts and their implications for research design, as well as perspectives on the relation between science and society. The course aims to enable students to use such insights and critical reflections in their own work.

Læringsutbyte

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • has knowledge of basic theory or philosophy of science perspectives and concepts and their implications for research design
  • has knowledge about different perspectives on the relation between science and society

Skills

The student

  • can critically reflect upon different perspectives in philosophy or theory of science relevant for their own work and for the discipline of geography
  • can formulate academic arguments based on different epistemological positions or perspectives
  • can outline the implications of different perspectives in philosophy or theory of science for research design

General competence

The student

  • can critically reflect upon philosophy or theory of science aspects and societal aspects of his/hers own research and academic area of expertise, including when communicating across disciplines or societal domains
  • can critically reflect upon the relation between science/expertise and society

Krav til forkunnskapar

Knowledge about geography's history of ideas.

Krav til studierett

Master¿s Programme in Geography (MASV-GEOG), Master¿s Programme in Geographies of Sustainable Development (MASV-MEHA) or Master¿s Programme in Physical Geography(MASV-PHYG).

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

  • 5 joint lectures for human and physical geography
  • 3 parallel lectures for human and physical geography

Total: 8 lectures (24 hours) 6-8 weeks

  • 2 parallel seminars for human and physical geography
  • 1 joint seminar for human and physical geography

Total: 3 seminars (6 hours) 3-4 weeks

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

None

Vurderingsformer

Home exam, 5 days

Karakterskala

Grading A-F

Fagleg overlapp

  • GEO301 (10 ECTS)
  • GEO302 (10 ECTS)

Vurderingssemester

Assessment in teaching semester

Emneevaluering

GEO308 will be evaluated minimum every third semester

Kontakt

Kontaktinformasjon

Department of Geography

Studieveileder@geog.uib.no

Eksamensinformasjon

  • Vurderingsordning: Heimeeksamen

    Oppgave utleveres
    18.11.2019, 09:00
    Innleveringsfrist
    22.11.2019, 14:00
    Trekkfrist
    04.11.2019
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