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  1. Folkloristics/Ethnology, Minor

    Knowledge, skills and competences 1. Knowledge 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. have developed a critical folkloristic viewpoint and attained a good scholarly knowledge of popular culture 1.3. have attained good general knowledge of the main features of folkloristics and ethnology. 1.4. have attained an understanding of the viewpoints expressed within folkloristic and ethnological research. 1.5. have attained a knowledge of the main research methodologies used within the fields of folkloristics and ethnology. 1.6. know how to critically assess the quality of source materials and can make use of source materials in a recognised fashion as part of her/his own critical examinations. 2. Skills Degree holders can apply the methods and procedures of the field of folkloristics. This entails that holders:   2.1. can apply the basic features of folkloristic and ethnological methodology that she/he has learnt. 2.2. know how to gather materials for simple projects within the field for folkloristics and ethnology and can separate distinguish key features from those of less importance. 2.3. have learnt how to explain the main concepts and approaches that are employed within folkloristic research. 3. Competences Degree holders can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies. This entails that holders: 3.1. are indep ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Middle Eastern Studies, Minor

    The learning outcomes for Middle Eastern Studies as a minor subject are: That the student will gain knowledge of the history and the culture of the Middle East, as well as acquiring a basic level of Arabic and an overview of the literature and the anthropology of the region. That the student will be able to make practical use of the Arabic language through oral expression, listening and in writing, and to obtain guidance in academic methods aimed at independent and group work. Knowledge On completion of the course the student will have obtained a basic familiarity with the history, culture, and literature of the Arabic speaking world. This entails that the student: has gained a basic knowledge of the history, culture, and literature of the Arabic speaking world has a grasp of main concepts within the fields of language, culture and history has a basic level and knowledge of the Arabic language and the diverse culture it represents. Skills On completion of the course the student will have obtained specific methodological and practical skills. This entails that the student: can prepare, organize and execute practical and theoretical assignments can employ the Arabic language (listening, oral expression and writing) in different situations can redact, review critically, and form an independent opinion of information from diverse written sources can present material clearly and effectively.  Abilities At graduation the student should be able to put into practice the knowledge and skills obtained. This entails that ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Anthropology, BA

    Knowledge, ability and skillsAt the conclusion of the program, the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability as stated below: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1 The student possesses thorough knowledge of the basic ideas, theories and concepts of anthropology.1.2 The student understands what a theoretical explanation is and the anthropological comparison.1.3 The student has learned to apply a critical anthropological perspective and is familiar with theoretical debates on his/her own society and others.1.4 The student has an overview of the main issues in the development of Homo sapiens and the history of human society as well as different types of society and the distinguishing features of Icelandic society.1.5 The student has detailed knowledge of some of the particular fields within anthropology.1.6 The student is familiar with the main research methods of anthropology and has a thorough understanding of qualitative methods.1.7 The student understands the basic concepts of critiquing sources.1.8 The student has an understanding of different perspectives in the research of mankind and human societies 2. Practical and theoretical ability2.1 The student has adopted independent working methods and mastered anthropological discourse in written and oral presentation. 2.2 The student can apply the methods of anthropology in limited tasks.2.3 The student has mastered professional skills in presenting written work.2.4 The student can work independently and in an organized manner on delimited subjects withi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Classical Languages, Diploma

    The aim of the Diploma in Classical Languages is to enable the students to acquire or strengthen their knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin in preparation for further studies within the humanities:  – They should acquire knowledge of both Ancient Greek and Latin as well as some insight into the history, culture and civilization of classical antiquity; – They should be able to use their knowledge of the classical languages in order to read classical sources in the original languages.   1. Knowledge and understanding At the successfult completion of the course of study the student has acquired basic knowledge of the classical languages. This entails at the minimum:  1.1 that the student has basic knowledge of both Ancient Greek and Latin grammar and syntax; 1.2 that the student has acquired a basic vocabulary of both Ancient Greek and Latin; 1.3 that the student is familiar with select texts by classical authors.   2. Practical skills At the successfult completion of the course of study the student has acquired the ability to read original Ancient Greek and Latin texts at the intermediate level and is able to apply some methods of classical grammatical theory and philology in order to explain them. This entails at the minimum:  2.1 that the student is able to read, understand, and translate original texts in Ancient Greek and Latin in both prose and poetry. 2.2 that the student is able to explain the grammar and syntax of the original text and justify their translation. 2.3 that the student is able to assess inde ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Danish, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have mastered the main concepts in the field of language and culture, business, literature, national life and history.1.2.    Students have acquired a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the diversity of Danish as a language and of the varying cultures it reflects. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students have acquired the language as language users and are familiar with the studies on it. 2.2.    Students have acquired a fundamental knowledge of the culture and literary history of Denmark.2.3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in daily life and/or within their professional. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students are able to understand many kinds of texts and comprehended their direct and indirect meaning. 3.2.    Students are able to express themselves unimpeded and with good pronunciation.3.3.    Students are able to use the language successfully in a social, academic and professional setting.3.4.    Students are able to write clear, detailed and well-structured texts on various topics. 3.5.    Students have demonstrated their command of vocabulary, style and techniques in producing well-ordered and straightforward texts. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    Students are able to summarise information from various oral and written sources by reconstructing arguments and narratives in a coherent manner.4.2.    Students possess the skills to rationalise theoretical or practical solutions in the field. 5.    General learning skill ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Comparative Literature, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students know the fundamentals of comparative literature.1.2.    Students have fundamental knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in literature.1.3.    Students have a general overview of the history of world literature, with an emphasis on Western literature.1.4.    Students have learnt to address a specific field and/or period in literature in a scholarly manner. 2.    Practical skills2.1.    Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2.    Students can work independently and methodically on specific literary topics.2.3.    Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance literary analysis.2.4.    Students are able to set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule in writing a scholarly text. 3.    Theoretical skills3.1.    Students know the fundamentals of source evaluation and can draw on sources in their own investigation in the standard manner.3.2.    Students have an understanding of theoretical texts and can apply them to their work. 3.3.    Students can apply basic concepts in literature to their analysis and essay writing.3.4.    Students have acquired skills to respond to the discourse and expressive mechanisms of fiction and understand its connection to other aspects of culture and the outside world. 4.    Communication skills4.1.    Students show initiative and interest in their studies.4.2.    Students can work independently and in gro ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Sign Language Studies and Interpretation, BA

    1. Knowledge: On graduation, students shall possess knowledge of Icelandic sign language and interpreting between Icelandic and Icelandic sign language This means that students shall:1.1. possess thorough knowledge of the methods, theories and concepts of sign language linguistics and interpreting.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.1.5. possess knowledge of fundamental theories within interpreting and translation studies.1.6 possess knowledge of the interpreting process and how interpreting between Icelandic sign language and Icelandic is carried out in different situations.1.7. possess knowledge of important ethical considerations in sign language interpreting.   2. Competence: On graduating, students shall be able to apply methods and working procedures within sign language linguistics and interpreting.  This means that students shall:2.1. be able to work independently and in groups with other sign language interpreters.2.2. be able to express themselves well in Icelandic sign language and Icelandic.2.3. be competent communicators.2.4. be able to understand and express that which is said in interpreting situations.2.5. be able to tailor their language and modes of communication to th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Spanish for Practical Purposes, Diploma

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. A substantial knowledge of the Spanish language.1.2. A good basic knowledge of the histories and cultures of and national life in Spanish-speaking countries. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. Good command of the Spanish language.2.2. General knowledge of the cultures, histories, national life, literatures and arts of Spanish-speaking nations. 3. Practical skills 3.1. Students comprehend the main points in discussion in Spanish on a variety of topics relating to everyday life, culture, national life and history.3.2. Students are able to write text in Spanish on familiar topics or interests.3.3. Students are able to describe their experiences, views and opinions and are able to support and explain their claims and intentions in Spanish. 3.4. Students are able to resolve variety of situations likely to arise in interaction with people in or from Spanish-speaking areas. 4. Theoretical skills 4.1. Students are able to understand the main issues in texts on objective and abstract subject matter, including technical discussions in their area of expertise.4.2. Students are able to compose detailed texts on various topics and explain their standpoints on scheduled issues and give an account of advantages and drawbacks of various alternatives.4.3. Students are able to agilely and fluently interact with individuals from areas where the language is spoken. 5. Communication and technology skills and computer literacy 5.1. Students are able to display initiative and autonomy.5.2. Students are abl ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Archaeology, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students have mastered archaeological concepts and methodology, including fieldwork methodology. 1.2. Students have a good understanding of theoretical discourse in archaeology. 1.3. Students have a good understanding of the methodology underpinning archaeology and are able to work critically with written sources as well as empirical data. 1.4. Students have a clear idea of the main aspects of the development of human society and are familiar with the cultural history of at least one period/region. 1.5. Students are knowledgeable on Icelandic archaeology and cultural history and familiar with the latest research and theories in this field. 1.6. Students are knowledgeable on ethical problems concerning historical artefacts, human remains and the protection of cultural relics. 2. Practical and theoretical skills 2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and are able to analyse practical, complex archaeological issues. 2.2. Students are able to make and justify decisions on scholarly archaeological grounds. 2.3. Students are organised and able to work independently on specific archaeological issues. 2.4. Students are able to make prudent use of guidance and comments on their work. 2.5. Students are able to set goals, and can devise and follow a work schedule. 2.6. Students have fully mastered the technicalities and literary specifics of essay writing. 2.7. Students are able to present and describe complex theoretical topics and research findings. 2.8. Students ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Economics, BA

    Upon completion of the programme the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1 Knowledge1.1 The student has knowledge of the core concepts of economics and its methodology.1.2 The student has good understanding of economies and the relationships between economic indicators.1.3 The student has good working knowledge of statistics and its applications in economics and econometrics.1.4 The student has good knowledge and understanding of an elected area of specialization within economics and/or finance.1.5 The student has the necessary preparation for postgraduate study at a high-quality university overseas.1.6 The student has the ability to systematically analyse problems and use his/her knowledge of economics to seek understanding and solutions to various issues and problems within organizations.1.7 Students holding B.A. degrees can apply their knowledge of economics and the minor focus area to analysing and understanding socioeconomic issues. 2 Skills2.1 The student is able to analyse micro- and macroeconomic issues and problems and find answers to questions using the analytical methods of economics.2.2 The student is able to test the theories and hypotheses of economics using statistical and econometrical methods.2.3 The student is able to use software for economic research.2.4 The student is able to apply economic and statistical methods for the solution of practical problems in business.2.5 The student is able to write research articles or reports, applying economics to ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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