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VITHF910 - Supervised written paper in theory of science and ethics

VITHF910 is a supplementary course to Theory of Science and Ethics VITHF905.

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The course in the Theory of Science and Ethics, for which the Center for the Study of the Sciences and Humanities is responsible, is a mandatory part of the doctoral education at the Faculty of Humanities and of The Grieg Academy - Department of Music, at the Faculty of Art, Music and Design. PhD candidates can chose between either VITHF905 or VITHF900 in order to fulfill this requirement.

Ph.D. course: VITHF910 Supervised written paper in theory of science and ethics

VITHF910 (5 ECTS) is a supplementary course to Theory of Science and Ethics VITHF905. The course gives candidates the possibility to develop a longer paper in theory of science and/ or ethics that bear directly on their field of research or Ph.D. project, in a supervised and deliberative process with representatives from the SVT and a small group of co-students.

The course is only for only open candidates who have completed VITHF905.

The course is held by The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) in the Spring semester.

The course is only open for Ph.D. candidates at the Faculty of Humanities and the Grieg Academy - Department of Music.

The course is in English.

  1. Paper (4000-6000 words) which discusses ethical problems and/or problems of theory of science with relevance for the candidate’s own field of research or PhD-project.
  2. Supervision of paper, individually and in discussion groups.
  3. Presentation of the paper with feedback from a representative of the SVT, and from a representative their own department.

Note that VITHF905 combined with VIT910 has the same content as VITHF900. VITHF910 gives candidates who have completed VITHF905 a chance to further develop the short papers they wrote in VITHF905 in a process with supervision and discussion. The candidate can also choose to write a new and longer paper with more direct relevance for their field of research or their dissertation.

Course description

Kategori

 Tekst 

Emnekode

VITHF910

Namn på emnet, nynorsk

Rettleia paper i vitskapsteori og etikk

Namn på emnet, bokmål

Veiledet paper i vitskapsteori og etikk

Namn på emnet, engelsk

Supervised Paper in Theory of Science and Ethics

Studiepoeng, omfang

 

ECTS Credits

5 ECTS

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

 

Level of Study

Ph.D.

Fulltid/deltid

 

Full-time/Part-time

 

Undervisningsspråk

English

Undervisningssemester

 

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Undervisningsstad

 

Place of Instruction

 

The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT).

Mål og innhald

 

 

 

 

Objectives and Content

The aim of the course is to offer candidates an arena for critical reflection upon their own field of research and their Ph.D. projects, and 3) to develop this into a paper in a process with feedback from co-students and supervisors.

 

Læringsutbytte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the course and the presentation and discussion of the paper, the Ph.D. candidate is expected to have demonstrated: Knowledge of general problems of theory of science and ethics, and an ability to identify and discuss such problems as applying to the candidate’s field of research and to presuppositions for his or her Ph.D. project.

 

 

Krav til forkunnskapar

Masters degree, or equivalent

 

Tilrådde forkunnskapar                                      

 

 

Studiepoengsreduksjon

The course overlaps with VITHF900 (5 ECTS)

Krav til studierett

 

Ph.D.-candidates enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the Faculty of Humanities and at the Grieg Academy - Department of Music.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching and Learning Methods

 

Supervision in groups and/or individually, group discussions, commenting on co-students’ drafts, public presentation of paper.

 

 

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

 

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

1. Take part in supervision of the paper in groups and/or individually.

 

2. Comment on two co-students’ paper drafts.

 

3. Present the paper. The presentation takes place in the form of a public lecture (30 min.) followed by a discussion with committee members and peers (45 min.). The paper must be recommended by an assessment committee before it can be presented.

 

 

Vurderingsformer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forms of Assessment

 

A paper (4000-6000 words) on a self-chosen topic on a problem in theory of science and/or ethics with relevance for the candidate’s field of research or own project.

 

Main emphasis of assessment will be the paper, the presentation of the paper, and discussion of the paper after the presentation.

 

For candidates who write a paper on a self-chosen topic, the paper must be recommended for submission before it can be submitted.

 

Final assessment is given by the committee after the presentation and discussion.

 

The members of the assessment committee are proposed jointly by the Ph.D. candidate’s home department and the SVT. The committee shall normally consist of the supervisor of the Ph.D. project, a representative of the faculty at the candidate’s department/academic field, and a representative from the SVT. The committee is appointed by the SVT.

 

Deadline for submitting paper is early spring 2021. Presentation of the paper will take place before the end of spring term.

 

The department shall make copies of the recommended manuscript available to the public within one week before the presentation.

 

 

Hjelpemiddel til eksamen

 

Examination Support Material

 

Karakterskala

 

 

 

 

 

Grading Scale

Approved/not approved

Vurderingssemester

 

 

Assessment Semester

Spring

Litteraturliste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading List

 Will be made available before December 1st.

 

Emneevaluering

 

Course Evaluation

 

Participating candidates will evaluate the course at the end of the semester.

Programansvarleg

 

Course Coordinator

 

Programstyret har ansvar for fagleg innhald og oppbygging av studiet og for kvaliteten på studieprogrammet og alle emna der.

Emneansvarleg

Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT)

Administrativt ansvarleg

 

Course Administrator

 

 Higher Executive Officer, Judith Ann Larsen.

Judith.Larsen@uib.no

Kontaktinformasjon

 

Contact Information

Senior Executive Officer; Sigrid Sandal

Sigrid.Sandal@uib.no

More course information

Rettleia paper i vitskapsteori og etikk (VITHF910)…………. (Namn på emnet, nynorsk)

Veiledet paper i vitenskapsteori og etikk (VITHF910)……. (Navn på emnet,, bokmål)

Supervised Paper in Theory of Science and Ethics (VITHF910) (Name of the course,  English)

Godkjenning:

Emnebeskrivinga er godkjend av (Fakultetet brukar nemningar for godkjenningsorgan i samsvar med eigen praksis.):         

Programstyret:  …………………………………….(dd.mm.år)

         

Institutt for …………….. :     .………………………(dd.mm.år)

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Emnebeskrivinga vart justert:            …………………………………….(dd.mm.år) av ……………………………………………………………….

 

Evaluering:

Emnet vart sist evaluert: …………………………………….(dd.mm.år)

Neste planlagde evaluering:     …………………………………….(dd.mm.år)