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  1. Information Science, MIS

    At the conclusion of the masters program, a student shall have achieved the following benchmarks, in addition to those acquired at the previous level of study:   Knowledge Discuss key theories, models, definitions and methods in information science. Use their knowledge and understanding to deal with theoretical assignments in information science. Argue for professional solutions in the field of information science. Discuss the main strengths and weaknesses of different methods in the field of information science. Discuss development and innovation in information science. Through research broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of specialized field within information science.    Skills Take professional decisions based on the existing knowledge in information science and critical assessment of subjects and circumstances. Use expertise in organizing, searching, evaluating, analysing, and sharing information in any form. Discuss different information systems within information science, is able to use them and manage their implementation within organizations. Have developed work methods that are accepted within the field of information science. Connect knowledge and understanding of information science to develop new projects in an interdisciplinary context. Deal independently with complex subjects in the field of information science.   Competence Define research topics and research questions independently and professionally. Initiate research and development projects in their field of expertise, can manage proje ...

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

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have acquired a basic knowledge and understanding of the Japanese language.1.2.    Students have acquired a basic knowledge of Japanese history, culture and national life. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in communication in Japanese.2.2.    Students have acquired a basic vocabulary and understanding of the main features of Japanese grammar.2.3.    Students have acquired general knowledge of Japanese culture, history, literature and cinema. 3.    Practical skills3.1.    Students are able to express themselves with little difficulty on everyday subjects and distinguish subtleties of meaning.3.2.    Students comprehend discussion in Japanese on a variety of topics relating to everyday life.3.3.    Students are able to read and understand texts of different types and recognise their direct and indirect meanings. 3.4.    Students are able to use two types of Japanese script, i.e., hiragana and katakana, along with 150 kanji characters. 4.    Theoretical skills 4.1.    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.4.2.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession. 5.    Communication and technology skills and computer literacy 5.1.    Students are able to understand with little difficulty that which they hear or read if the subject ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Latin, Minor

    The aim of the BA course in Latin is for the student to: – gain good knowledge of Latin, an insight into the history, culture, and society of the classical period, as well as an awareness of the unique position held by the Latin language and the classical heritige today; – be able to use his or her knowledge and linguistic competence to read classical sources in the original language; – have fostered independent initiative and good work ethics which will prepare him or her for further study in the field.   1                    Knowledge: at the end of the course the student has acquired knowledge of Roman  studies. This entails that a student: 1.1       has insight into select theories and concepts relevant to language and culture, history and literature within the filed; 1.2       has a firm grasp of Latin grammar and syntax; 1.3       has some knowledge and understanding of: (i) selections of Roman literature in the original language; (ii) the context of the history of Roman literature; (iii) basic Roman history. 1.2       can distinguish between theoretical and practical solutions in the field; 1.3       knows and understands the place of the discipline in a wider context.   2          Ability: at the end of the course the student can apply methods and approaches in classical philology and classical studies. This entails that at the end of the course a student is able to: 2.1       understand various kinds of texts in Latin and realize their meaning and implications; 2.2       compose a clear and well struc ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Archaeology, Minor

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals, theories and concepts of archaeology. 1.2. Students are acquainted with theoretical explanations. 1.3. Students have an understanding of the significance of cultural relics to scholarly discourse and contemporary identity. 1.4. Students have gained a general overview of the main aspects of the development of human society and Icelandic cultural history. 1.5. Students have an understanding of different viewpoints and approaches to researching the past. 1.6. Students are familiar with the principal research methods in archaeology and have some experience in conducting research in this field. 1.7. Students are aware of the importance of cultural relics in contemporary society and understand views concerning their preservation and use. 2. Practical and theoretical skills 2.1. Students are able to make use of archaeological sources and methodology in oral and written discussions. 2.2. Students are able to prepare, organise and complete projects based on processing archaeological sources. 2.3. Students have mastered the principal concepts and methods used in archaeological research and are familiar with theoretical discourse within the field. 3. Communication skills 3.1. Students are independent and demonstrate initiative in their studies. 3.2. Students are able to explain archaeological topics and substantiate their findings. 3.3. Students are able to work with others at solving archaeological challenges. 3.4. Students are able ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. French, Diploma

    The learning objectives with the 60 credit diploma in French are:  - Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art. - Students are able to use the language in writing and orally - Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession. At the end of the studies students have the following skills:  1. Knowledge: 1.1. Students can use the language proficiently. 1.2. Students have mastered the basic concepts, methods and theories in the area of language and culture, economic and national life, history, literature and art. 1.3. Students have gained knowledge and understanding in one or more specialised area within the field of study (linguistics, translation, literature, culture, national life or history). The scope of students' knowledge covers the most recent findings in the subject. 2. Skills: 2.1. Students have adopted the language as language users and are acquainted with the studies regarding it (grammar, linguistics).  2.2. Students can write coherent texts on various subjects. 2.3. Students can use the language in all kinds of situatuons. 3. Competences: 3.1. Students are able to work independently  3.2. Students can take part in projects and discussion in the French language 3.3. Students are able to use the language effectively for social and academic purposes and in an occupational setting. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Journalism and Mass Communication, MA

    Upon completion of the masetr´s program the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This means that the student is able to: 1. Knowledge describe and explain main theories and concepts in media studies. recognise main methods used in media research, their theoretical basis and methodological procedures, and choice of methods according to different research questions. have an overview of the history and development of the Icelandic media system. explain the social and legal status of the Icelandic media, it´s role and influence. identify methods and modus operandi of journalists. understand the ethical demands placed on the media in regards to fairness, accuracy and respect. develop a critical viewpoint and knows how to critically assess the quality of sources. acquire knowledge of the characteristics and methods of different types of media, their advantages and disadvantages. 2. Skills use his/her knowledge and understanding in the daily work as journalist. evaluate newsworthiness. take interviews and process them professionally and critically. independently evaluate sources. apply his/her understanding of the characteristics of different kinds of media and prepare content accordingly. write clearly and present content clearly and intelligibly. perform his/her work adequately and in an organized manner. S/he can meet deadlines and complete projects fast and securely when need be. 3. Competence independently and professionally define a journalistic subject, initiate a s ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Law, Minor

    Minor focus in Law 60 credit units DefinitionA one-year undergraduate programme of study in law based in theory and research, culminating in the degree of diploma juris at the Faculty of Law, University of Iceland (first cycle, level 1). Entrance requirements are a matriculation examination from a gymnasium (stúdentspróf). Objectives of the programme are: To provide students with intellectual ability and training in law. To provide students an opportunity to develop their skills in applying legal theory. To develop students' understanding of the relationship of Icelandic law to European and international contexts. To give students an opportunity to work independently and in a team. To allow students to develop their skills in applying critical methods to the solution of academic questions and practical problems, enabling them to work independently to some extent and to cooperate with lawyers on legal issues. Knowledge, ability and skills On completion of the programme the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge and understanding of the principal theories, concepts and latest knowledge on selected key areas of law.1.2. The student has knowledge of the Icelandic legal system and understands its operations.1.3. The student has good understanding of legal methodology and thus has the knowledge, understanding and ability to resolve recognised legal concerns in a limited area. 2. Intellectual skills2.1. The ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Practical Archaeology, Postgraduate Diploma

    On completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Archaeology, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, competence and skills: Students have expanded their knowledge of different methods and techniques in archaeological survey, excavation and post-excavation analysis and are able to apply this knowledge in field research. Students are able to place the findings of archaeological field research in a scientific context and communicate them to a scientific and lay audience. Students are familiar with the relationship between archaeological field research and heritage management. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Anthropology, Minor

    Knowledge, skills and abilities On completion of study, the student should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1 The student should have a knowledge of the basic precepts, theories, facts and concepts of anthropology. 1.2 The student should understand the critical viewpoints used in anthropology and understand cultural uniqueness. 1.3 The student should have a general overview of the main features of human society and development of Homo sapiens and detailed knowledge of one of the research fields in anthropology. 1.4 The student should have an understanding of the different viewpoints and methods used un research in anthropology. 1.5 The student should have attained basic skills in the key research methods used in anthropology. 1.6 The student should have attained basic skills in the assessment of source value and be able to work with sources in a recognised fashion, making his/ her own value assessments. 2. Practical and academic skills 2.1 The student should be able to apply the basic knowledge she/ he has learnt of the methodology used in anthropology. 2.2 The student should know how to collect materials for use in basic projects in anthropology. 2.3 The student should be able to explain basic concepts and approaches used in anthropological research. 2.4 The student should have attained a critical way of thinking about anthropology. 3. Communication skills 3.1 The student can work independently and shows initiative in her/ his study. 3. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Chinese Studies, Diploma

    The aim with the diploma in Chinese Studies is to give students insight into the language, culture and history of China. Students can use the study for their work or they can get it evaluated into further Chinese Studies at the University of Iceland.  1. Knowledge: at the end of the studies students 1.1. have acquired command of standard spoken Chinese (Putonghua, Mandarin, Guoyu) and knowledge of simplified written characters (jiantizi) sufficient to pass HSK level 4. 1.2. have acquired broad knowledge of the cultural and social history of China as well as other areas significantly influenced by Chinese culture. 1.3. have acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more specialized areas within Chinese studies (notably history, philosophy, religions, linguistics, literature, cinema, politics, business or economics). 2. Skills: at the end of the studies students 2.1. can engage in respectful dialogue with others 2.2. can understand and use approximately 250 Chinese signs 2.3. have developed knowledge about Chinese culture, such as philosophy, religion and history. 2.4. have understanding about Chinese society 3. Competences: at the end of the studies students 3.1. can apply their knowledge and understanding in scientific or professional activities 3.2. can work on theoretical assignments with guidance 3.3. have developed the ability to provide sound arguments for theoretical or practical inferences in the field. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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