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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Gender Studies, Doctorate

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the doctoral program, the student shall be able to meet the guidelines listed below, in addition to what has been reached at the previous level: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has an extensive and detailed understanding of the main theories, basics, concepts and most recent knowledge within a specific field of gender studies. The knowledge is significantly more substantial than that achieved during the previous level of study.1.2 The student has adopted an original and critical way of thinking in relation to his/her research field and can put forth and develop scholarly ideas.1.3 The student has an understanding of the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of scientists, including issues relating to confidentiality, copyright, ownership of results and data.1.4 The student has taken the initiative to in creating new knowledge and interpreting it through research which has passed review and critique from scholars in the field.1.5 The student possesses knowledge and understanding acquired through own research, which can be considered an important contribution to the field of research.1.6 The student knows the systems for financing and evaluating research and has an understanding of how research is used for academic and practical purposes. 2. Practical Skills and Ability2.1 The student can execute a research project by setting research objectives and milestones, and prioritizing project factors.2.2 The student can design a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Inter-American Studies, MA

    The aims of the MA Programs in Inter-American Studies are that students: gain expert knowledge of the languages, history and literatures of the Americas can utilize their language(s) of expertise to disseminate research findings internationally are familiar with central issues in their field of expertise can utilize emergent expertise in their area 1   Knowledge:
 Upon completion of their degree, students have knowledge of their field of specialization within the broader framework of the languages, cultures, histories and literatures of the Americas. It involves that the students 1.1 have sound knowledge and understanding of their field of study. 1.2 have a firmly established and contextualized insight into recent findings in their field. 1.3 are familiar with the methodology of their field.   2  Skills: Upon completion of their degree, students have command of the methodologies of their field of specialization. It involves that the students 2.1 have adopted adequate academic skills. 2.2 can apply their knowledge and insight in their research and substantiate their views on academic findings. 2.3 know how to access academic data, analyze and assess it. 2.4 demonstrate originality in their development and utilization of ideas. 2.5 have developed their ability to work independently on projects or research.  2.6 can comprehend and solve complex academic assignments. 2.7 can apply their knowledge, insight and competence to new circumstances and adapt it to intercultural teamwork   3  Competence: Upon completion ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Russian and East-European Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge Upon graduation degree holders possess knowledge of the field. This entails: comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Russian and East-European culture. good basic understanding of Eastern-Europe’s history of ideas and contemporary history. awareness of regional diversity, scientific ethics and divergent methods and ideas relevant to his/her field of study. understanding of the different methods available to sustain acquired comprehension and knowledge, and capability in attaining further knowledge in his/her field of research.  Skills Upon graduation students can apply the methods and procedures of the field. This entails that they: can see their own research topic on a broader scale, are able to independently evaluate contradictory points of view in his/her field, and to compare their own results to the findings of other researchers. can apply his/her knowledge and understanding to own research and evaluate the significance of different methodologies within the field. demonstrate originality when developing research projects and seeking solutions for research tasks. can use the relevant equipment, technology and software applicable for the study of their field.  Competences Upon graduation students can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies. This entails that they: have developed the competences to gather scientific material for research and can independently select the analytical criteria relevant to his/her project. have developed the com ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Cultural Studies, Doctorate

    1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. Doctoral students possess a clear and in-depth of all the fundamental elements of their special field of knowledge, as well as its main theories, concepts and terms and most recent developments. The level of understanding and expertise will be more extensive and deeper than that required at the previous degree level. 1.2. Doctoral students possess a firm grasp of their field of specialisation and show an excellent knowledge of all elements pertaining to that area field of specialisation. 1.3. Doctoral students are able to make important and innovatory contributions to their field of specialisation, either in the form of new knowledge or in the innovative utilisation and interpretation of previous knowledge. 1.4. Doctoral students possess a good understanding of the scientific and methodological aspects of the subject, both those that apply to its theory and to the general body of opinion concerning the subject, its ideas and ethical standards. 1.5. Doctoral students will be well aware of the financing of scientific research, how it is externally assessed and its practical application. . 2. Types of knowledge 2.1. Doctoral students possess an extensive knowledge and understanding that they have developed via their own research and independent contribution, considered as important to cultural studies as well as their research field within cultural studies. 2.2. Doctoral students have defined and presented original ideas in a clear manner and evolved new knowledge on the basis o ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Electrical Engineering, Doctorate

    Definition A three-year academic and applied research-oriented graduate programme at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. The programme is 210 credits leading to the degree of philosophiae doctor, Ph.D. Admission requirements are a research oriented MS degree or equivalent. Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the doctoral examination the student can demonstrate knowledge, competence and skills as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1  The student has gained extensive and detailed knowledge of the main theories, fundamental aspects, concepts and methods in a chosen area in the field of electrical engineering.1.2  The student has adopted innovative and critical thinking in his research activities and can present and develop theoretical concepts in his field.1.3  The student understands the nature of scientific research and knows the rights and obligations of the scientist, including aspects relating to confidentiality, copyright, ethics and intellectual property rights of results and data.1.4  The student has taken the initiative in creating new knowledge and in interpreting this knowledge with research that has withstood inspection and review by academics in the field in question.1.5  The student is an expert in the field he has researched and his research is considered a significant contribution to the research field in question.1.6  The student knows the processes of funding research and understan ...

    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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