Course code PHI100

PHI100 Examen Philosophicum

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Course responsible: Terje Bent Kvilhaug
Teachers: Frode Kjosavik
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Other. The course is offered in Norwegian each year in the Autumn parallel. PHI100 and PHI101 have the same lectures. PHI100 is offered each year in ENGLISH in Spring parallel.
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Preferential right:
Course contents:

Part I deals with the history of philosophy and of science, whereas

Part II deals with philosophy of science and ethics.

Learning outcome:
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 UMB in this connection, on the basis of its environmental profile.
Learning activities:
Lectures in Part I and II and problem-solving course in Part II.
Teaching support:
The students acquire practical experience in solving exercises, which are supervised.

The syllabus is defined by the topics, but a specific compendium and two textbooks are recommended: Pedersen (ed.): 'Exphil II. Tekster i etikk' (Unipub, Universitetet i Oslo)-

Ragnar Fjelland: 'Innføring i vitenskapsteori', (Universitetsforlaget, 1999). An alternative in English will be available in the Spring parallel.

Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Written examination, 3.5 hours. There will be no specific re-take exam. If students want to re-take the exam they should join the ordinary exam given each parallel period.
Nominal workload:
10 credits.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Autumn and Spring parallel: 2 x 2 hours of lectures + 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. It is offered in English in the Spring parallel every year. The exam will be given in both Norwegian and English at all times, regardless of the language of teaching.
External examiner.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått