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  1. BA í heimspeki, hagfræði og stjórnmálafræði

    Learning outcomes for the study programme are set forth as per Iceland’s National Qualification Framework for Higher Education and Degrees, issued in 2011 by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, pursuant to Act No. 63/2006. On completing their studies, degree holders should meet the following standards, as per the educational performance attested to in the diploma and diploma supplement. Knowledge On graduating, degree holders have a command of the methods and theories characterising social analysis within philosophy, politics and economics. They are also aware of the responsibility that the directive influence of their professional knowledge will bring them in their careers. Degree holders understand and can apply the basic concepts of the three disciplines and are able to take advantage of the intersections and differences between them in their academic work. Degree holders recognise the specific explanatory methods of philosophy, politics and economics. They can distinguish between them and identify the contributions of these three disciplines towards new knowledge and their relevance in theoretical discourse. Degree holders have knowledge of the history and substance of the three disciplines and are capable of placing them in the broader context of social, cultural and scientific development. They can make use of standard search techniques and information technology in their professional field. Skills Degree holders are able to apply social science methods and work procedures in analysis and dat ...

    Provider NameHáskólinn á Bifröst

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  2. Modern Studies, BA

    Knowledge: Upon graduation, students have acquired: fundamental knowledge of modern studies as an interdisciplinary field that makes use of theories, premises and concepts of traditional subjects, such as comparative literature, philosophy, history and sociology in order to obtain an improved understanding of modernity, i.e. the ideology, way of life and social structure which began to gain influence in the West in the late 18th century. a profound knowledge of two academic fields within the humanistic and social sciences or specialisations within such fields, so that this knowledge may be used to gain an understanding of our times. Skills: Upon graduation, students can apply the methods and procedures of the field, such that students: have developed the attitudes of a critical way of thinking. have developed the necessary broad-minded perspectives and originality to be able to utilise knowledge from diverse academic disciplines to gain an improved understanding of modern times. are able to assimilate theoretical and practical information and criticise it on the basis of presentation and argumentation, for example by spotting logical fallacies, concealed argumentation, inconsistency, inadequate reference to sources and research, hidden value premises and debating tricks. are able to write an academic essay and carry out independent research on a theoretical subject in the field of humanistic or social sciences. have familiarised themselves with some of the main theories and concepts which relate to social innov ...

    Provider NameUNAK

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  3. Modern Studies, BA

    Knowledge: Upon graduation, students have acquired: fundamental knowledge of modern studies as an interdisciplinary field that makes use of theories, premises and concepts of traditional subjects, such as comparative literature, philosophy, history and sociology in order to obtain an improved understanding of modernity, i.e. the ideology, way of life and social structure which began to gain influence in the West in the late 18th century. a profound knowledge of two academic fields within the humanistic and social sciences or specialisations within such fields, so that this knowledge may be used to gain an understanding of our times. Skills: Upon graduation, students can apply the methods and procedures of the field, such that students: have developed the attitudes of a critical way of thinking. have developed the necessary broad-minded perspectives and originality to be able to utilise knowledge from diverse academic disciplines to gain an improved understanding of modern times. are able to assimilate theoretical and practical information and criticise it on the basis of presentation and argumentation, for example by spotting logical fallacies, concealed argumentation, inconsistency, inadequate reference to sources and research, hidden value premises and debating tricks. are able to write an academic essay and carry out independent research on a theoretical subject in the field of humanistic or social sciences. have familiarised themselves with some of the main theories and concepts which relate to social innov ...

    Provider NameUNAK

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  4. Archaeology, Minor

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students possess knowledge of the fundamentals, theories and concepts in Archaeology.1.2.    Students are acquainted with theoretical explanations.1.3.    Students have an understanding of the significance of cultural relics to scholarly debate and contemporary reflection.1.4.    Students have 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 know the principal research methods in Archaeology and have some experience in conducting research in this field. 1.7.    Students can explain the importance of cultural relics in contemporary society and understand views concerning their preservation and use. 2.    Practical and theoretical skills2.1.    Students are able to make use of archaeological sources and methodology in discussions and in their writing.2.2.    Students are able to prepare, organise and complete projects, which are based on processing archaeological sources.2.3.    Students have mastered the principal concepts and methods, which are used in archaeological research and are familiar with theoretical discussion within the field. 3.    Communication skills3.1.    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 ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  5. Archaeology, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Students have mastered Archaeological concepts and methods, including field-research methods.1.2. Students have a good understanding of theoretical debate in Archaeology. 1.3. Students have a good understanding of the methods underpinning Archaeology and can work both with written sources and scientific data in a critical manner. 1.4. Students have a clear idea of the main aspects of the development of human society and have knowledge of the cultural history of at least one period/region. 1.5. Students possess knowledge of Icelandic archaeology and cultural history and know the latest findings of research and theories in this field.1.6. Students possess knowledge of ethical views concerning of historical objects, human remains and the protection of cultural relics. 2. Practical and theoretical skills2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and can 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 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 formulate and describe complex theoretical topics and research findings2.8. Students can direct their own research, which is based on proc ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  6. Archaeology, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Students have mastered Archaeological concepts and methods, including field-research methods.1.2. Students have a good understanding of theoretical debate in Archaeology. 1.3. Students have a good understanding of the methods underpinning Archaeology and can work both with written sources and scientific data in a critical manner. 1.4. Students have a clear idea of the main aspects of the development of human society and have knowledge of the cultural history of at least one period/region. 1.5. Students possess knowledge of Icelandic archaeology and cultural history and know the latest findings of research and theories in this field.1.6. Students possess knowledge of ethical views concerning of historical objects, human remains and the protection of cultural relics. 2. Practical and theoretical skills2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and can 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 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 formulate and describe complex theoretical topics and research findings2.8. Students can direct their own research, which is based on proc ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  7. Creative Writing, Minor

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has good understanding of major literary genres.1.2. The student has basic understanding of methods, theories and concepts of literary theory.1.3. The student has been trained in artistic thought and creativity.1.4. The student can find the appropriate form for his or her material. 2. Practical ability2.1. The student has learned to work on her own and has mastered to a certain extent more than one genre.2.2. The student has learned to handle feedback and use it to his or her advantage.2.3. The student has improved his or her language skills. 3. Communication skills3.1. The student can work independently and show initiative.3.2. The student can be creative both orally and in writing.3.3. The student can present his work. 4. General learning skills4.1. The student has been prepared for further study in Creative Writing or academic disciplines.4.2. The student has honed the skills of critical thinking and can work on his or her own. ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  8. Classic Studies, Minor

    1.    KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING1.2.    Students have general knowledge and understanding of Roman and/or Ancient Greek history, culture and language, its/their uniqueness and impact on European history and culture.1.3.    Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding in scholarly pursuits or in their profession and possess the ability to find scholarly arguments for claims they make in their respective area of study. 2.    TYPE OF KNOWLEDGE2.2.    Students have a significant knowledge and understanding of: (i) a selected portion of Ancient Greek and Roman literature in the source language, (ii) a wide-ranging knowledge of the history of Ancient Greek and Roman literature and cultures, (iii) Ancient Greek and Latin grammar, (iv) main points in the history of Ancient Greece and Rome. 3.    PRACTICAL SKILLS3.2.    Students have a grammatical ability that reflects some experience of dealing with a complicated foreign language. 3.3.    Students are able to analyse topics in a professional context.3.4.    Students are able to work independently and in an organised manner on topics within their subject over and above what constitutes to be general ability.3.5.    Students are able to write clear, well-structured and logical texts.3.6.    Students are able to set objectives, prepare a project schedule and follow it. 4.    THEORETICAL SKILLS4.2.    Students are able to deal with Latin and/or Ancient Greek texts with the help of a dictionary.4.3.    Students have the ability to put forth and describe schol ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  9. History, Minor

    Knowledge and understanding1.    Students possess knowledge in the fundamentals, theories and concepts of history.2.    Students are acquainted with theoretical explanations.3.    Students have adopted a critical, historical viewpoint and comprehend how the past impacts upon the present.4.    Students have an overview of the main aspects of the development of human society and a more thorough knowledge of one or two periods, both in world history and Icelandic history. 5.    Students have an understanding of different viewpoints and methods of researching the past. 6.    Students know the principal research methods in History and are familiar with various sources. Students know about the principal elements of source evaluation. Practical and theoretical skills1.    Students are able to use the fundamentals of historical methods of work they have studied in discussions and in their writing. 2.    Students are able to acquire data, which relates to basic tasks in history and distinguish between principal and secondary issues.3.    Students recognise the principal concepts and methods applicable to historical research.4.    Students can account for the importance of knowledge of the past in contemporary society. Communication skills1.    Students are independent and demonstrate initiative in their studies.2.    Students are able to explain historical issues and substantiate their conclusions. 3.    Students are able to make use of information technology. General learning skills1.    Students have acquired the nec ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  10. History, BA

    Knowledge and understanding1.    Students have adopted a critical, historical viewpoint and are able to demonstrate how the past impacts upon the present.2.    Students are familiar with important concepts and theories, which historians apply to their research. 3.    Students have a clear overview of the main aspects of the development of human society and an expert knowledge of more than one period and its sources, particularly in Icelandic history. 4.    Students have an understanding of most of the methods and viewpoints and theories which can be used in researching the past. 5.    Students are familiar with historiography and the philosophy of history of previous centuries and both qualitative and quantitative approaches to historical research. 6.    Students know the principal elements of thorough source evaluation, are familiar with the use of primary sources and can employ them in their own investigation. Practical and Theoretical skills1.    Students are highly competent at compiling short essays which address scholarly subjects and opinions.2.    Students work independently and have mastered historical reporting methods in both written language and oral expression. 3.    Students are able to make prudent use of guidance and comments on their work.4.    Students are able to analyse very complex subject matter, set goals, and devise and follow through with a work schedule.5.    Students have fully mastered the technicalities and literary specifics of essay writing.6.    Students are able to direct their ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland

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