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EXPH0200 - Examen philosophicum for Social Sciences

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Essay exam/Multiple choice exam at home
Grade: Letters
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Essay exam 9/10
Home examination - Multiple choice 1/10 2 hours

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Essay exam/Multiple choice exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Spring

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Multiple choice exam 1/3 2 hours E
Essay exam 2/3

Course content

The course is an introduction to issues within theory of knowledge and science, ethics, and political philosophy. Different views of nature, humanity, and technology are discussed, in addition to questions concerning the relation between individual and society. The course provides knowledge of perspectives on science and contributes to a reflective relation to scientific practice and application of scientific knowledge. Dialogue- and discussion-based teaching cultivates critical thinking, and promotes skills in argumentation and cooperation. The course also contributes to a critical attitude toward sources, and to the further development of writing skills. Examen philosophicum for Social Sciences contributes to the students' ability to reflect on scientific knowledge formation with emphasis on social scientific perspectives. Students will also learn how to recognize and discuss ethical questions related to present-day challenges of special relevance to their own disciplinary or professional practice.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

The candidate has

  • familiarity with basic theories of knowledge, and with what distinguishes scientific knowledge from other forms of knowledge
  • knowledge of topics within theory of science of special relevance to social sciences
  • knowledge of distinctions between different types of sciences
  • knowledge of different theories and views of humanity, culture, and nature
  • knowledge of different views of the relation between individual and community within social and political theory
  • knowledge of main types of ethical thinking, and of ethical and societal problems and issues within ones own discipline or profession

Skills

The candidate can

  • discuss the significance of theories and concepts in social scientific thinking and research practice
  • discuss problems and issues in light of different views of knowledge, science, ethics, and politics
  • reflect critically on different conceptions of value and humanity, and relate this to one's own discipline and professional practice
  • identify and discuss ethical challenges related to ones own discipline or profession
  • argue independently, to the point and systematically regarding topics treated in the course

General competencies

The candidate can

  • relate to and apply scientific knowledge critically and constructively
  • reflect on the societal role of the sciences
  • contribute to good and reflective cooperation
  • write academic texts, individually and together with others

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of lectures and seminars. The lectures present the main lines of the curriculum and provide an overview of the central themes of the course. The seminars are group-based work on assigned tasks and exercises under supervision. The group assignment are compulsory, and must be approved in order to take the exam.

Compulsory assignments: In order to take the exam, approval of compulsory assignments and 80% participation on seminars is required.

See the Blackboard pages of the course for details about compulsory assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory activity

Further on evaluation

Letter grade (A-F) based on multiple choice exam and essay exam, which count respectively 1/3 and 2/3. Both exams must be passed in the same semester.

In case of retakes, students must redo both exams. 

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to specific study programmes at NTNU

Course materials

The curriculum is available on the Blackboard pages of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EXPH0001 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0002 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0003 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0004 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0005 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0006 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH6001 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0100 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0300 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0400 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0500 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
EXPH0350 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
EXPH0550 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Examen philosophicum

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Examen Philosophicum
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Examination

Examination arrangement: Essay exam/Multiple choice exam at home

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination - Multiple choice 1/10

Release
2021-12-06

Submission
2021-12-06


09:00


11:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Essay exam 9/10

Release
2021-11-19

Submission
2021-12-16


08:00


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Essay exam/Multiple choice exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Multiple choice exam 1/3 E 2022-05-11 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Essay exam 2/3

Submission
2022-05-30


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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