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  1. Chinese Studies, Diploma

    The aim with the diploma in Chinese Studies is to give students insight into the language, culture and history of China. Students can use the study for their work or they can get it evaluated into further Chinese Studies at the University of Iceland.  1. Knowledge: at the end of the studies students 1.1. have acquired command of standard spoken Chinese (Putonghua, Mandarin, Guoyu) and knowledge of simplified written characters (jiantizi) sufficient to pass HSK level 4. 1.2. have acquired broad knowledge of the cultural and social history of China as well as other areas significantly influenced by Chinese culture. 1.3. have acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more specialized areas within Chinese studies (notably history, philosophy, religions, linguistics, literature, cinema, politics, business or economics). 2. Skills: at the end of the studies students 2.1. can engage in respectful dialogue with others 2.2. can understand and use approximately 250 Chinese signs 2.3. have developed knowledge about Chinese culture, such as philosophy, religion and history. 2.4. have understanding about Chinese society 3. Competences: at the end of the studies students 3.1. can apply their knowledge and understanding in scientific or professional activities 3.2. can work on theoretical assignments with guidance 3.3. have developed the ability to provide sound arguments for theoretical or practical inferences in the field. ...

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

    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. 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. Competence - The student knows the basics in elaborate critiquing of sources and can handle many types of sources. - The student has an understanding of what makes for elaborate and approved academic work. - The student can argue for the importance of pedagogical and educational knowledge in modern society. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Icelandic, BA

    1. Knowledge1.1. Students adopt a critical viewpoint and can manifest the position and significance of Icelandic literature and language in contemporary society.1.2. Students have a clear overview of the history of Icelandic literature from its beginning to the present, know the principal literary genres, and have gained extensive knowledge and understanding in a chosen field of literature.1.3. Students have a good overview of both Modern and Old Icelandic language, recognise the principal language transitions that have occurred and are occurring, and have gained extensive knowledge and understanding in a chosen field of the language.1.4. Students have a critical understanding of different viewpoints and theories, which can be used in researching Icelandic language and/or literature. 1.5. Students are acquainted with diverse research methods in literature and/or linguistics and can apply several of these to Icelandic linguistic or literary subject matter.   2. Skills2.1. Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2. Students work independently and methodically on diverse literary and grammatical topics.2.3. Students have demonstrated the ability to manage their own research on a specific and interesting topic. 2.4. Students know the fundamentals of thorough source evaluation, are familiar with the use of primary sources and use them in their own investigations.2.5. Students can express themselves clearly and metho ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Danish, Diploma

    The objectives of the 60 ECTS diploma study programme in Danish are that students: – acquire a solid practical basic knowledge of the Danish language and good skills in its usage – acquire basic cultural literacy for communication with people from Denmark – are able to use the language, both orally and in writing, to engage in communication in most everyday situations and selected occupational situations.    1. Knowledge: On graduation, students possess knowledge in the field of Danish. This includes that students: 1.1 have acquired a solid vocabulary for most everyday situations and selected occupational situations 1.2 have acquired solid knowledge of the structures of the Danish language 1.3 have gained insight into selected concepts and theories regarding language, communication and societal life within the field of studies.   2. Skills: On graduation, students can use the Danish language and apply methods and work procedures in the field of Danish for practical purposes. This includes that students are able to: 2.1  tackle written and oral texts in most general and selected work-related areas, comprehending their direct and indirect meaning 2.2 write clear and well-structured texts on various general subjects and selected work-related subjects 2.3 use the language successfully in both everyday life and selected work-related areas.   3. Competence: On graduation, students can utilise their knowledge and skills in a profession or in further studies. This includes that students: 3.1 have acquired the necessary ...

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

      MUSEOLOGY/ MUSEUM STUDIES Knowledge, skills and abilities On completion of study, the student should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1 The student should have a knowledge of the basic precepts, theories, facts and concepts of Museology. 1.2 The student should understand the critical viewpoints used in Museology. 1.3 The student should have a general overview of the main features of Museology and Museum Studies. 1.4 The student should have an understanding of the different viewpoints and methods used un research in Museology. 1.5 The student should have attained basic skills in the key research methods used in Museology. 1.6 The student should have attained basic skills in the assessment of source value and be able to work with sources in a recognised fashion, making his/ her own value assessments. 2. Practical and academic skills 2.1 The student should be able to apply the basic knowledge she/ he has learnt of the methodology used in Museology. 2.2 The student should know how to collect materials for use in basic projects in Museology, and know how to separate general features from those which have greater importance (i.e. know how to "separate the wheat from the chaff" in source materials). 2.3 The student should be able to explain basic concepts and approaches used in Museology research. 2.4 The student should have attained a critical way of thinking about Museology. 3. Communication skills 3.1 The student can work independently and ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Preschool Education, Diploma

    Knowledge and understanding. On completion of undergraduate study in preschool studies, students are expected to have gained knowledge and understanding of the Icelandic education system and of teachers’ working environment, including school management, preschool legislation and the role of teachers’ professional associations and unions international agreements and the school-political context of education and learning, the organisation of school practices, human rights and children’s diversity major theories, concepts  and academic methods forming the foundation of early education preschool studies: school history, social sciences, philosophy, educational and developmental psychology variety in preschool practice which takes social diversification into account guidelines of the national preschool curriculum, pillars of education and emphases of preschool subject fields major ideas, models and theories of curriculum development, organisation and management of preschool practices technological solutions in preschool practices, such as texts, multimedia and communication Ability. On completion of undergraduate study, students are expected to have gained ability to analyse preschool topic areas according to the objectives of preschool practices and children‘s diverse ways of learning organise and participate in education and learning with children organise a learning environment for a diverse group of children keep track of professional and academic discussion of school practice, taking account of these discussion ...

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

    DefinitionThree years long academic undergraduate study programme at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences. The programme is approved of for the degree of baccalaureus scientarum, BS. Admission requirement is Matriculation Examination (Stúdentspróf: school leaving examination on the completion secondary school).   Type of knowledgeThe student possesses an extensive knowledge and understanding in tourism studies. The student is familiar with the most recent knowledge in the field of tourism studies. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Chemistry, BS

    DefinitionA three-year theoretical and practical programme of study at the Faculty of Physical Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. It provides 180 credit ECTS units and qualifies for the degree of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. Entrance requirements are a student examination from a secondary school which must include at least 21 credits in mathematics and a total of 30 credits in science, at least 6 credits in physics, 6 in chemistry and 6 in biology. Type of knowledgeThe student should have acquired extensive knowledge and understanding in one or more specialized areas of chemistry. The scope of knowledge shall cover the most recent findings in the subject. 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 basic principles of mathematics, physics and theories which are relevant to chemistry.1.2. The student has a knowledge in all the main fields of chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.1.3. The student has basic knowledge in biochemistry.1.4. The student has acquired knowledge and understanding in all major fields of analytical chemistry.1.5. The student knows the appropriate scientific approaches and technical methods used in the subject: observations, experiments, modelling, and theoretical interpretations as well as methods used in the analysis of data and experimental r ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Political Science, BA

    Upon completion of the program the student is able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as listed below. This entails that the student:  1. Knowledge: Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of political science theories Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of comparative and international politics Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories of the state, political institutions and organization, as well as the operations of interest groups and NGOs Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of democratic participation, elections and electoral systems, and political behavior Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of power, democracy and diversity Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the methodology of political science and statistics Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of decision making and the main theories of public policy 2. Skills: Is able to define issues addressed by society and politics academically and critically Has the ability and skills to apply concepts, theoretical explanatory models and social science methods in research Is able to critically search for, collect, analyze, assess and refer to research findings Demonstrates skills in searching, collecting, and using data from large databases, information sources and media, and to utilize said data with professional reflection Demonstrates skills in sorting, linking, transferring lessons, and placing information and concepts in context, justify their decision orally and in writing Can apply th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Biology, BS

    DefinitionA three-year theoretical and practical programme in biology at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. It provides 180 credit ECTS units and qualifies for the degree of baccalaureus scientiarum, BS. Entrance requirements are a student examination from a secondary school with emphasis on mathematics and natural sciences. Students are strongly advised to take at least 21 credits (35 fcredits) in mathematics, and 30 in credits (50 fcredits) in science, including at least 6 credits (10 fcredits) in physics, 6 credits (10 fcredits)  in chemistry and 6 credits (10 fcredits) in biology. Main aimsThe student should have acquired extensive theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of all main realms of biology; molecules, organisms, populations and ecosystems. The students acquire understanding of how new knowledge is obtained through research. Knowledge, ability and skillsThe aim of the study programme is that the student can demonstrate knowledge, ability and skills as follows: 1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. The student has knowledge of the scientific and technical research methods in biology; how new knowledge is based on observations and experiments.1.2 The student understands numbers in biology and can deal with and interpret numerical results obtained in experiments and observations.1.3 The student knows ethical values relevant for research and biology.1.4. The student has knowledge of the basic principles o ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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