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  1. Spanish, Minor

    1. Students have mastered the main general concepts in the area of language and culture, economic and national life and history.2. Students have a basic knowledge and understanding of Spanish as a language and the many cultures it reflects. 3. Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in everyday life or in their profession.4. Students possess the skills to make arguments to support their claims and practical solutions in the area of languages. Type of knowledge 1. Students have adopted the language as language users and are familiar with the studies on it. 2. Students have acquired basic knowledge of the cultural and literary histories of Spanish-speaking nations. Practical skills 1. Students are able to understand texts of different types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 2. Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes and in an occupational setting.3. Students are able to compose clear, detailed and well-structured texts on various issues. 4. Students have displayed their command of words and methods in presenting organised, coherent and easily understandable texts. Theoretical skills1. Students are able to summarise information from a variety of sources, both written and oral, with the reconstruction of arguments and accounts in a coherent manner.2. Students possess the skills to find arguments for theoretical or practical solutions in the area of study. General learning skills1. Have developed the necessary learning skills and autonom ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Japanese Language and Culture, Diploma

    Knowledge Upon graduation diploma holders possess knowledge of the field. This entails: A good insight into Japanese culture and its cultural position within Asia. An extensive knowledge of cultural traditions and customs that have greatly formed modern day Japanese society. Basic knowledge of the Japanese language. Understanding of the different methods available to sustain acquired comprehension and knowledge, and are capable of attaining further knowledge in his/her field of research. Skills Upon graduation students can apply the methods and procedures of the field. This entails that they: have acquired the necessary cultural literacy to function socially within a Japanese environment Are able to connect historical events and traditions to modern time Competences Upon graduation students can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies. This entails that they:  Possess the cultural literacy to be able to move on to further studies within Japanese culture and possess enough of the basics of the language to be able to build upon that with further study or self-study. Can utilise the spoken language for basic interactions and communications, and be aware of protocol and etiquette. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Public Administration, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, Ability, and SkillsAt the conclusion of the program, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills beyond that achieved at the previous level, as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has acquired a general understanding of the most recent knowledge in the field of public administration.1.2 The student has acquired knowledge and understanding of the legal and regulatory environment of public administration and its interaction with government.1.3 The student has adopted knowledge in selected fields of public administration or its related fields. 2. Practical Ability and Skills2.1 The student can understand and tackle complex problems in public administration and put them in professional context.2.2 The student can make independent decisions and provide professional arguments to support them.2.3 The student can take the initiative in developing new projects within selected fields in public administration. 3. Theoretical Ability3.1 The student can apply his/her knowledge and ability to tackle new and unknown subjects at work and the academic field of public administration.3.2 The student can demonstrate a more extensive and deeper understanding and overview than that entailed at the previous level. 4. Communication Skills and Information Literacy4.1 The student can work professionally with superiors, peers and assistants.4.2 The student can write scientific abstracts, articles and reports. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Sign Language Studies, BA

    1. Knowledge: On graduating students shall possess knowledge of Icelandic sign language. This means that students shall:1.1. possess thorough knowledge of the methods, theories and concepts of sign language linguistics.1.2. have a good command of Icelandic sign language as a language user, in accordance with the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.1.3. be able to use and analyse the grammar of Icelandic sign language.1.4. possess thorough knowledge of the culture and history of deaf people and the cultural gap between deaf and hearing people. 2. Competence: On graduating, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures within sign language linguistics. This means that students shall:2.1. be able to work independently and in groups.2.2. be able to express themselves well in Icelandic sign language.2.3. be able to tailor their language to the circumstances and employ different registers as the situation demands.2.4. have developed a good command of academic style in both written and spoken language.2.5. be able to work systematically on specific challenges within sign language linguistics.2.6. be able to set goals, and to devise and follow a work schedule for producing an academic text. 3. Skills: On graduating, students shall be able to apply their knowledge and skills in employment and further studies. This means that students shall be able to:3.1. process sources using recognised methods in their own analysis.3.2. use academic texts in their work. 3.3. employ ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Social Work, BA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the course of study, the student can demonstrate the knowledge, ability and skills listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has adopted a critical perspective and can demonstrate the status and value of social work in modern society.1.2 The student has acquired basic knowledge and understanding of the ideology, theory, history, and development of social work as a profession and academic discipline. Students also gain knowledge of the various professional roles of the social worker and of the specific subfields of social work in the health and social sectors, the justice and educational system.1.3 The student has knowledge of the Icelandic welfare state, theories and methodologies of welfare research. The student has knowledge of legislation, policymaking, the public administration and the ordnances of Icelandic society social workers must be aware of in their profession. 1.4 The student has theoretical knowledge of the phenomena of violence and neglect in the family; the main concepts, theories and research emphases of family studies and sociology of the family; in shocks and their impact on societies and individuals.1.5 The student has knowledge and a critical understanding of the different perspectives and theories which can be used in research within social work and related subjects, such as sociology and political science.1.6 The student is familiar with diverse research methods, ethical guidelines for social science, and knows the researc ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Teaching in Primary Grades, B.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the programme Teaching in Primary Grades, B.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: Government policy on education and culture, the Icelandic educational system and the working environment, i.e., the operation of the school system, the Act on Compulsory Schools, and the role of trade and labour unions for teachers. International agreements on education, human development, school operations, human rights and diversity. The goals and guidelines of the national curriculum on school operations and particularly on teaching primary grades. The main components on which education is based, i.e., school history, social sciences, philosophy, multiculturalism, and the theories of learning and development. The primary educational theories and research in educational studies and human development. The concepts, theories, models, and research on curriculum development, assessments, and school evaluations. Fundamentals of education of primary school children. Chosen concepts underpinning the theory of teaching and the education of primary school children. Ways to support primary school children in all areas of education. Technological solutions connected with teaching, particularly the handling of texts and numbers and multimedia and communication technologies. The basic concepts and ideas about methodology for educational and human development research. The provisions in the National Curriculum for Compulsory Schools re ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Biochemistry, Doctorate

    Definition A three to four-year theoretical and practical research-based postgraduate programme of studies in biochemistry at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland. The programme provides 180 to 240 ECTS units of credit and qualifies for the degree of philosophiae doctor, PhD. Entrance requirements are a research-based MS-degree or a comparable qualification or alternatively. The scope of the research project shall be 180 ECTS units. Doctoral studies are governed by special Faculty regulations. Type of knowledge The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired from research carried out on an individual basis. The student's research findings shall contribute in a significant way to the development of the relevant field of study. The student shall have initiated new knowledge, and its interpretation, with research which measures up to reviews and critique of other scholars in the relevant field. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of doctoral studies the student should have fulfilled the following criteria in addition to those fulfilled at the former level: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has acquired extensive and deep understanding of the main theories, principles, concepts and the most recent findings within a selected area of biochemistry. The knowledge is more in-depth than acquired at previous levels. 1.2. The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking as regards the area of research and is able to put forward and develop theoretical i ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Bioengineering, Doctorate

    Knowledge On completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts in specific scientific subjects of bioengineering. Contribute to the latest knowledge in fields of bioengineering in context with theories and applications. Contribute knowledge acquired through own research in a specialized field of bioengineering. Discuss research and recent findings in bioengineering along with ethics in science. SkillsOn completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Plan and apply scientific research methods and academic theories to develop projects and solve complex problems. Collect, analyze and evaluate scientific data and evaluate different research methods Run specific laboratory devices with confidence and responsibility. Apply relevant software to analyze results and evaluate them statistically. Plan and execute individual experiments related to bioengineering. CompetenceOn completion of the study programme, the student shall be able to: Plan, initiate and manage group work or individual projects. Make decisions on a professional basis and justify them. Discuss, explain and present bioengineering issues and communicate both with scholars as well as general audience. Demonstrate independent, broad-minded and critical thinking, and innovative approaches in solving problems. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Environmental Studies, Doctorate

    DefinitionA three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme in environmental studies at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The programme is 180 ECTS and comprises 180 ECTS research project. The Ph.D. committee may require the candidate to take courses in addition to the research. Credits for courses are then added to the credits required for the dissertation. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent in either Environment and Natural Resources, Engineering or Natural Sciences. Graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements. Knowledge, competence and skillsOn completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and of the newest knowledge in a chosen area in the field of environmental studies. The knowledge is significantly deeper than that which he gained at previous levels.1.2. The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts.1.3. The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Folkloristics/Ethnology, BA

    Knowledge, skills and competences1. Knowledge and understanding Degree holders possess knowledge of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders:   1.1. have attained a good knowledge of folkloristic and ethnological theories and concepts. 1.2. are aware of what makes up an academic explanation, and know how to conduct comparisons. 1.3. have developed a critical folkloristic viewpoint and attained a good scholarly knowledge of Icelandic popular culture and that of its neighbouring countries past and present. 1.4. have attained good general knowledge of the main features of popular culture. 1.5. have attained a detailed knowledge of several fields of folkloristics and ethnology. 1.6. have gained a knowledge of the main research methodologies used within the fields of folkloristics and ethnology and a good working knowledge of the approaches used within qualitative research. 1.7. know how to critically assess the quality of source materials. 1.8. have attained an understanding of the different viewpoints expressed within folkloristic and ethnological research. 2. Skills Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders: 2.1. have learned how to work independently and learned how to present material in a scholarly fashion, in both written and spoken form. 2.2. can apply folkloristic and ethnological approaches to given projects. 2.3. know how to analyse material independently, and can apply critical use of source materials to the discussion of p ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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