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  1. Psychology, BS

    On completing the programme, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competences: Students must have acquired knowledge of: psychometrics, sensory psychology and cognitive science, as well as four or more of the main sub-branches of psychology such as physiological psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, the history and ideologies of psychology, behaviour analysis. the main theories and approaches in different areas of psychology. at least one specialist topic within psychology. the main research methods used in psychology. the most common statistical methods, study designs and measurement methods in psychological research. the main points of research ethics. rules and criteria for the presentation of professional written work in psychology. publication conventions, quality criteria and the main forums for academic discourse in psychology. SkillsStudents shall have acquired the skills needed to: place a topic within psychology into a theoretical context and organise searches for relevant professional material, including in online databases. select realistic, professional information on topics within psychology, taking recognised psychological theories into account. select and develop appropriate assessment methods and measurements within psychology. select and use appropriate statistical methods for the most common study designs. use appropriate software to analyse numerical research data and present it in an approp ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Education studies, BA

    At the end of the program the following criteria should be met: Knowledge - The student is familiar with the main theories of pedagogy and education. - The student has an overview of the history and key readings of pedagogy and education from the beginning until the current period. - The student has an overview of the developmental path of humans from birth to adulthood and ways to enhance general development and civic awareness in a democratic society. - The student has knowledge of the main societal institutions involved in upbringing, such as the family, the educational system, recreational issues and other pedagogical resources. - The student has adopted a critical perspective and can discuss the status and demonstrate the validity of pedagogy and education in modern society. Skills - The student demonstrates independent working methods and can express him-/herself about his/her academic subject verbally and in writing. - The student can use critique of his/her work and make sensible use of comments. - The student has mastered professional preparation of written work - The student knows how to gather data related to his/her field of study and how to process it. - The student has adopted a respectful and considerate approach to interpersonal communications. - The student can work in a group. - The student can express him-/herself clearly and concisely verbally and in writing on the subjects and disputed issues in pedagogy and education. Competence - The student knows the basics in elaborate critiquing of sou ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Natural Sciences Teaching in Compulsory School, B.Ed.

    On graduation, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. At the end of the undergraduate programme Natural Sciences Teaching in Compulsory School, 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 the teaching of natural sciences. 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 basic concepts and ideas about methodology for educational and human development research. The provisions in the National Curriculum for Compulsory Schools regarding nature preservation and sustainable education. The main concepts, principles, and theories of natural science that are taught at the compulsory school level and to connect them to a person’s own way of life, technology, societal structure, and environmental issues as the opportunity arises. What sustainability and sustainable development are and what should be stressed in sustainable education. Natural science education methods focus ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Philosophy, BA

    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 thorough knowledge of the main fields of philosophy: logic, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and political philosophy and some knowledge of at least two sub-fields, such as the philosophy of science, the philosophy of art or religious philosophy. 1.3.    Students have a clear overview of the development of Western philosophy and more detailed knowledge of at least four periods, including the principal philosophical movements of the 20th century. 1.4.    Students have adopted a critical perspective on philosophy and are familiar with diverse philosophical viewpoints, theories and methodology used in philosophical research. 2.    Practical skills 2.1.    Students have developed independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation in both written and spoken language. 2.2.    Students are organised and able to work independently on specific philosophical topics. 2.3.    Students are able to make prudent use of guidance and comments on their work. 2.4.    Students are able to set goals, and can devise and follow a work schedule. 2.5.    Students have mastered the technicalities and literary specifics of essay writing. 2.6.    Students are proficient in the primary software used for acquiring knowledge and information. 3.    Theoretical skills 3.1.    Students are able to direct their own research into specific and stimu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Physics, BS

    Type of knowledgeThe student should have acquired extensive knowledge and understanding of basic physics. The student has been introduced to recent findings in physics. Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of his studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge of the principal sub-disciplines of physics: Newtonian mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, statistical physics, basics of special relativity, quantum mechanics and principles of experimental instrumentation.1.2. The student has basic knowledge of atoms, optics, condensed matter physics, and nuclear and particle physics.1.3. The student has good working knowledge of mathematics and its application in physics. He/she has knowledge of linear algebra, mathematical analysis in one and several dimensions, ordinary and partial differential equations, complex analysis, Fourier analysis, numerical analysis, and basic probability and statistics.1.4. The student has understanding of the experimental foundation of physics and its development through the interaction of experiments and models.1.5. The student is acquainted with the methodology and approximations used in physics: observations, experiments and models, and how they are interlinked. The student has good understanding of data analysis. 2. Practical ability and skills2.1. The student is able to set up simple experiments in the laboratory.2.2. The student is able to use basic laboratory equi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Tourism Studies, BS

    DefinitionA three-year theoretical and practical programme in tourism studies at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. It provides 180 ECTS or 120 ECTS Major and 60 ECTS Minor which qualifies for the degree of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. Entrance requirements are a student examination from a secondary school. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Creative Writing, Minor

    1. Knowledge1.1. The student has a thorough knowledge of the Icelandic language and its possibilities as a medium.1.2. The student has basic knowledge of the theories and concepts of literary theory.1.3. The student has basic knowledge of major literary genres.1.4. The student knows the writing process. 2. Competence2.1. The student can work on his or her own at writing.2.2. The student has learned to give and handle feedback and use it to his or her advantage.2.3. The student has improved his or her language skills. 3. Skills3.1. The student can write presentable texts of various kinds.3.2. The student is a creative person.3.3. The student has been prepared for further study in Creative Writing or other academic disciplines. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. General Linguistics, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals of general linguistics.1.2. Students have a basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in linguistics.1.3. Students have a general perspective over Modern Icelandic, Old Norse and the history of Icelandic.1.4. Students have learned to approach a specific area and/or period in linguistics, phonetics, morphology, syntax and semantics in a scholarly manner. 1.5. Students examine a more specialised field of linguistics than previously (e.g., Icelandic from a historical or contemporary perspective, Indo-European comparative linguistics, psychological aspects of language, sociological or anthropological aspects of language or foreign languages or language groups). 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 linguistics.2.3. Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance linguistic analysis.2.4. Students are able to set objectives, prepare a project schedule and follow it when writing a scholarly paper.2.5. Students are able to engage in linguistic analysis on their own.2.6. Students are able to address a specialised subject within linguistics and report on it in a scholarly manner. 3. Theoretical skills3.1. Students know the fundamentals of critical research and are able to draw on ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Art History, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students know the fundamentals of Art History and Theory.1.2.    Students have basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in Art History and Theory.1.3.    Students have a general overview of the history of art and visual culture.1.4.    Students have been trained in understanding, analysing and interpreting works of art from different periods and from various societies. 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 Art History and Theory topics.2.3.    Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance the analysis of Art History and Theory.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 use sources in their own investigations in the standard manner.3.2.    Students have an understanding of theoretical texts and can exploit them in their work. 3.3.    Students can exploit the fundamental principles of Art History and Theory in their analysis and essay writing.3.4.    Students have gained proficiency in examining texts from the perspective of Art History and Theory.3.5.    Students have been trained in reading art from a formalist, iconographic, socio-historical and feminist perspective. 4.    Communication sk ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Mathematics, BS

    Basic knowledge, theoretical and practical, covering the breadth of what is fundamental to modern mathematics, but including some degree of specialisation. Knowledge, ability and skillsOn completion of his/her studies the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1 Knowledge and understanding1.1 The student knows those parts of analysis, algebra, geometry and probability theory that form the basis of modern mathematics.1.2 The student knows selected parts of his/her minor subject (where appropriate) that form a connected whole and can serve as a basis for further studies in the subject.1.3 The student has acquired knowledge and understanding of the use of mathematics for the study and solution of applied problems(1) and for modelling in scientific applications.1.4 The student has acquired basic knowledge of computer programming and the use of computers.1.5 The student knows selected topics in mathematics that go beyond those listed in 1.1 or lie outside of them.1.6 The student understands the concept of mathematical proof and the distinction between correct and incorrect mathematical arguments.1.7 The student has acquired mathematical knowledge that can serve as a basis for further studies in mathematics and related subjects. 2 Practical ability and skills2.1 The student can use mathematics in a logically justified fashion to solve theoretical and practical mathematical problems.(*)2.2 The student can use mathematics to solve applied problems (*) or to construct mathematica ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland