PHI100 Examen Philosophicum
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Course responsible: Frode Kjosavik
Teachers: Knut Saanum
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: The course is offered in Norwegian each year in the Autumn parallel. PHI100 and PHI101 have the same lectures.
First time: 2003H
Part I deals with the history of philosophy and of science, whereas Part II deals with philosophy of science and ethics.
The students are to: Obtain knowledge of central problems related to science and ethics, and develop an understanding of their historical background and their social significance. Be able to apply different tools to analyze cases of scientific research and problems within ethics. Build a general competence for argumentation and critical reflection. The aim is to increase critical awareness within the student's academic field, related to such aspects as history and social context, ethics, as well as epistemological and methodological basis. The course is to improve the understanding of scientific justification, of the relationship between the sciences and between science, society and nature, as well as making students more conscious of value questions linked to research and its application, in particular in connection with nature. The course emphasises the special responsibility of NMBU in this connection, on the basis of its environmental profile.
Lectures in Part I and II and problem-solving course.
The lectures and problem-solving course will be given digitally and made available on Canvas.
The students acquire practical experience through problem solving exercises.
The syllabus is defined by the topics, but a specific compendium, additional material and one textbook are recommended: Exphil II. Tekster i etikk (Unipub, Universitetet i Oslo).
Written digtial home examination, 3,5 hours (100%)
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
10 ECTS credits overlap with PHI101 and PHI102.
Type of course:
Autumn parallel: 2 x 2 hours of lectures per week (for the whole semester) + 2 hours of exercises per week.
The course is equivalent to Examen Philosophicum at other universities in Norway. It is offered in Norwegian in the Autumn parallel every year. Examen philosophicum - English option (PHI102) is offered annually (spring semester).
Allowed examination aids: C3 Alle typer kalkulatorer, alle andre hjelpemidler - inkludert digitale
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F