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  1. French for Practical Purposes, Diploma

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    A substantial knowledge of the French language.1.2.    A good basic knowledge of the histories and cultures of and national life in French-speaking countries. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Good command of the French language.2.2.    General knowledge of the cultures, histories, national life, literatures and arts of French-speaking nations. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students comprehend the main points in discussion in French on a variety of topics relating to everyday life, culture, national life and history.3.2.    Students are able to write text in French 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 French. 3.4.    Students are able to resolve variety of situations likely to arise in interaction with people in or from French-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 in ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. History, BA

    Knowledge and understanding 1. Students have adopted a critical perspective on history and are able to demonstrate how the past affects the present. 2. Students are familiar with important concepts and theories used by historians in their research. 3. Students have a clear overview of the main aspects of the development of human society and specialist knowledge of more than one period and its sources, particularly in Icelandic history. 4. Students have an understanding of most of the methodology, perspectives and theories which can be used in researching the past. 5. Students are familiar with historiography and the philosophy of history of past centuries and both qualitative and quantitative approaches to historical research. 6. Students are familiar with the fundamentals of thorough source analysis, are comfortable with primary sources and able to use them in their own investigations. Practical and theoretical skills 1. Students are highly competent in composing short essays tackling scholarly subjects and opinions. 2. Students work independently and have mastered the use of historical narrative in both written and spoken language. 3. Students are able to make critical, but prudent, use of guidance and comments on their work. 4. Students are able to analyse highly complex subject matter, set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule. 5. Students have fully mastered the technicalities and literary specifics of essay writing. 6. Students are able to direct their own research into a specific and stimula ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Philosophy, Minor

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals of philosophy: theories, concepts, methods and philosophical problems. 1.2. Students have a general knowledge of the main fields of philosophy and more detailed knowledge of at least two of these fields. 1.3. Students have a general overview of the development of Western philosophy and more detailed knowledge of at least two periods. 1.4. Students have adopted a critical perspective on philosophy and are familiar with diverse philosophical viewpoints, approaches and theories. 2. Practical skills 2.1. Students have acquired some proficiency in the scholarly presentation of written language and are able to participate in philosophical discussions. 2.2. Students are organised and able to work independently on specific philosophical topics. 2.3. Students are able to make use of guidance and comments on their work. 2.4. Students are able to set goals, and can devise and follow a work schedule. 3. Theoretical skills 3.1. Students are able to use appropriate concepts and methods in dealing with classic philosophical problems. 3.2. Students can analyse rational arguments and substantiate their own views. 3.3. Students are familiar with what sophisticated and recognised scholarship entails and apply these methods in their own work. 4. Communication skills 4.1. Students can participate in philosophical group discussions with other students. 4.2. Students can clearly explain and rationalise their views in their writing. 5. General aca ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Translation Studies, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Student possesses knowledge of the fundamentals of translation studies.1.2.    Students have a basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in translation studies.1.3.    Students have a general perspective of translation history in an Icelandic and international context.1.4.    Students have a rudimentary knowledge of discourse analysis and translation technology. 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 are able to work independently and in an organised manner on specific subjects within the field of translation studies.2.3.    Students are able to make use of guidance and comments in order to enhance analysis in translation studies.2.4.    Students are able to set objectives, prepare a project schedule and follow it when writing a scholarly paper. 3.    Theoretical skills3.1.    Students know the fundamentals of critical research and are able to draw on sources in their own analysis.3.2.    Students understand scholarly texts and are able to use them in their work. 3.3.    Students are able to use basic concepts of translation studies in analysis and essay-writing.3.4.    Students have acquired the skills to examine texts from the perspective of translation studies.3.5.    Students have had practice in the translation of literary and technical texts, annotated with explanations and analysis of the source text and transl ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Gender Studies, Minor

    Upon completion of the programme the student should: Knowledge Be familiar with the theoretical foundations of gender studies, their intersectional content and main fields of research, and is able to assess their strengths and weaknesses Be aware of the status of the sexes in Icelandic society and in international comparison, both in public and private life Skills Understand intersectionality Compentences Be able to work in a group on delimited projects within gender studies ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Social Education, Minor

    Upon the completion of the minor, the student is expected to: Knowledge: have general understanding and insight into social perspectives of disability. have general understanding and insight into main theories and concepts in social education, disability studies, ethics, and psychology. recognise the field of disability in terms of human right conventions and disability legislation and policy, which has shaped the self-advocacy of disabled people. have general understanding and insight into main theories, concepts and practices which are essential for social educators in their work. recognise theories on professionalism, management, policymaking, efficiency, teamwork, and collaboration. Skills be able to apply social perspectives in the diverse field of disability. be able to apply relevant knowledge to support the social participation of disabled people in the context of their own wishes and disability policy and legislation. be able to apply critical methods to analyse individualised and holistic issues. be able to use reliable data and information resources in the field of disability. be able to rely on acknowledged perspectives, values, open-minded and innovative way of thinking that will be useful for further education or when working with disabled people and their families. Competence be able to interpret, demonstrate, and rationalise social perspectives of disability needed for further studies or in work with disabled people. be able to initiate and implement development and reform in the field of disabi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Deaf Interpreter Training Programme, Diploma

    1.    Knowledge1.1.    Student possesses good knowledge of Icelandic Sign Language and different registers and variations in the language as well as knowledge of sign language communities.1.2.    Student possesses knowledge of the process of interpretation and how interpretation between two languages or variations of the same language takes place.1.3.    Student possesses knowledge of the ethics of interpretation.1.4.    Student possesses knowledge of basic theories in interpretation and translation studies.1.5.    Student possesses knowledge of different visual/untraditional ways of communication. 2.    Skills2.1.    Student can work independently and in a team with hearing or deaf interpreters.2.2.    Student is able to communicate well in Icelandic Sign Language and has excellent communication skills.2.3.    Student can understand and put the right meaning across, in best possible ways, what is beeing said in the interpretation situation.2.4.    Student can adapt his/her language and ways of communication to every situation and use when possible gesture, writing, lipreading or anything else that is useful in the situation. 3.    Competences3.1.    Student can interprete simultaneously between Icelandic Sign Language and foreign sign language in different situations. 3.2.    Student can interpret between different registers and variations within Icelandic Sign Language in different situations. 3.3.    Student can interpret between Icelandic Sign Language and other visual communcation methods in different sit ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. English for Academic Purposes, Diploma

    The goal of this programme is to help students develop English academic reading and writing skills through explicit teaching and practice. Effective critical reading and writing strategies are presented to support new English academic study skills. Oral academic discussion and presentations skills are practiced, vocabulary and discourse skills enhanced and genre specific texts read, analyzed and written. These skills are a prerequisite for effective learning in academic disciplines where the majority of texts are in English while students‘ academic preparation has been in Icelandic.    Learning Outcomes:   1. Knowledge: Upon completion of the programme, the student will 1.1       have functional proficiency in academic level English regardless of discipline 1.2       have an awareness of the different discourse genres in his/her area of study 1.3       understand the nature and use of different formal and informal oral registers 1.4       have an academic productive and functional vocabulary required for academic studies.   2. Mastery: At the completion of the programme, the student will have developed 2.1       an understanding of a wide variety of different academic text structures 2.2       oral English proficiency and the skill to use English in different academic language situations in appropriate ways 2.3       skills to compose a clear, precise, well argued and well organized text appropriate to the content. 2.4       critical reading and writing strategies to comprehend, evaluate and compose academic t ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Media and Communication Studies, Minor

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the course of study, the student shall be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as listed below: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has a general knowledge of the theories, presumptions, concepts and methods of media and communication studies.1.2 The student is familiar with the field's main subjects.1.3 The student is familiar with the basic concepts in media and communication studies.1.4 The student is familiar with the main social scientific methods of media and communication studies. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can explain the main concepts of media and communication studies and apply them in an academically recognized manner.2.2 The student can relate theories and research questions. 2.3 The student can work independently and is able to put forth academic texts, verbally and in writing. 3. Theoretical Ability3.1 The student can apply the theories, concepts and methods student of media and communication studies.3.2 The student can gather information through approved methods and produce academic texts according to the approved methods and rules of the field.3.3 The student can clearly and concisely present academic texts. 4. Communication Skills and Information Literacy4.1 The student can gather information according to approved academic methods and write academic texts according to the rules in the field. 5. General Learning Skills5.1 The student has acquired the necessary learning skills to maintain his/her knowledg ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic, Diploma

    The learning outcomes for the diploma in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic 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 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.  Competences At graduation the student should be able to put into practice the knowledge and skills obtained. This entail ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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