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  1. Translation Studies, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding:1.1. The student has received a good foundation in the history of translation in Iceland and beyond, particularly in the West.1.2. The student has exact knowledge and a clear understanding of the concepts, methods and tenets of translation theory.1.3. The student knows specialised aspects of translation theory and has received training in analysing, evaluating and translating varied texts, academic texts, and literary texts and specialised professional texts.1.4. The student has obtained specialised additional knowledge of two languages, Icelandic and a foreign language. 1.5. The student knows specialised aspects of the above-mentioned areas and has experience in studying the research history of the respective subjects. 2. Type of knowledge:2.1. The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in translation studies in the international arena. 2.2. The student has gained his knowledge in language technology both with participation in specialised courses, symposia or seminars and his own research. 3. Practical competence3.1. The student has a good command of the use of translation memories, knows many on-line information sources and the essential terminology databases. 3.2. The student knows the main methods that can be used to take translation decisions and knows how to advise those who use them.3.3. The student can write synopses and papers for academic conferences and can write articles for publication i ...

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    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  2. Sign Language Linguistics, Minor

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Student possesses knowledge of the fundamentals of sign language.1.2. Students have a basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in sign language and linguistics.1.3. Students have a general perspective of deaf culture and history.1.4. Students have a basic knowledge of the grammar of sign language, proficiency in sign language and deaf culture and history. 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 sign language.2.3. Students are able to make use of guidance and comments in order to enhance analysis in the area of sign language linguistics.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 sign language in analysis and essay writing.3.4. Students have acquired the skills to examine texts from the perspective of sign language linguistics.3.5. Students have had practice in the use of sign language. 4. Communication skills4.1. Students show initiative and interest in the ...

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    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  3. Practical editorship and theory of publication, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding:1.1. The student gains knowledge and understanding of the main tasks in editing academic publications.1.2. The student knows as many reference systems as possible and their varying functions.1.3. The student has the knowledge to edit academic texts in journals, books or in other publication media. 2. Type of knowledge:2.1. The student has gained his knowledge in editorship and publication theory both with participation in specialised courses and with his own assignment work. 3. Practical competence3.1. The student shall know the whole process of producing a work, from the first draft to publication.3.2. The student learns to advise on making changes and improvements to texts that are to be published.3.3. The student is competent to advise authors/translators of texts on the best methods to employ in order to achieve results. 3.4. The student can make proposals for changes and improvements to texts that are to be published in an academic context. 3.5. The student can take on project management in larger publishing projects, according to requirements and can monitor the quality of texts. 4. Theoretical skills4.1. The student can analyse texts for publication on the basis of academic requirements and of the demands that the form and format of the whole publication make on authors/translators 4.2. The student can make editorial decisions based on his academic knowledge. 5. Communication competence5.1. The student can work with others on editorial and publication projects and can comp ...

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    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  4. Comparative Literature, Minor

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Students know the fundamentals of comparative literature.1.2. Students have fundamental knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in literature.1.3. Students have a general overview of the history of world literature, with an emphasis on Western literature.1.4. Students have learnt to address a specific field and/or period in literature in a scholarly manner. 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 literary topics.2.3. Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance literary analysis.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 draw on sources in their own investigation in the standard manner.3.2. Students have an understanding of theoretical texts and can apply them to their work. 3.3. Students can apply basic concepts in literature to their analysis and essay writing.3.4. Students have acquired skills to respond to the discourse and expressive mechanisms of fiction and understand its connection to other aspects of culture and the outside world. 4. Communication skills4.1. Students show initiative and interest in their studies.4.2. Students can work independently and in gro ...

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    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  5. Comparative Literature, BA

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Students learn critical thinking in a conceptual and aesthetic sense and recognise the significance of literature in both an Icelandic and international context.1.2. Students have a clear overview of the history of world literature, particularly from the West, and can account for the role of translation in this context.1.3. Students have an understanding of the principal literary genres and their defining characteristics. 1.4. Students have an understanding of the principal literary concepts and theories, in both an historical and contemporary context.1.5. Students have gained insight into the principal methods of literary research as well as an understanding of them in a broader cultural context. 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 literary topics.2.3. Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance literary analysis.2.4. Students are able to set goals, devise and follow a work schedule.2.5. Students have mastered the technicalities and specifics of essay writing, including the treatment of references. 3. Theoretical skills3.1. Students have shown that they can research a specific topic.3.2. Students know the fundamentals of thorough source evaluation, the use of primary sources and their application to their own investigation.3.3. Students have gained significant e ...

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    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  6. General Linguistics, Minor

    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. 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.Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance linguistic analysis. 2.3. 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 linguistic concepts in analysis and essay writing.3.4. Students have acquired the skills to examine texts from a linguistic perspective.3.5. Students are acquainted with languages that are very different from Icelandic and most neighbour languages, or one ancient Indo-European language. 4. Communication skills4.1. Students show initiative and int ...

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    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  7. Disability Studies, MA

    Knowledge, Ability and SkillsAt the conclusion of the master's degree, the student shall have achieved the following benchmarks: 1. Knowledge and Understanding1.1 The student has solid knowledge and understanding of the historical development in the concerns of disabled persons, ideology and concepts within disability studies.1.2 The student is familiar with the main theories and perspectives within disability studies and the research methods applied in the field.1.3 The student has gained a practical and theoretical knowledge of the social and cultural circumstances of disabled persons.1.4 The student has an understanding of the theoretical subjects dealt with in disability studies. 1.5 The student has an overview and understanding of the most recent knowledge within disability studies. 2. Practical Knowledge and Practices2.1 The student has mastered the methods used in research on disabilities.2.2 The student can use his/her knowledge and understanding in professional research and development relating to the concerns of disabled persons. 2.3 The student can make independent decisions and provide arguments to support them by referring to academic knowledge in the field of disability studies.2.4 The student possesses knowledge and skills to initiate and lead innovation and development on the concerns of disabled persons. 2.5 The student has the ability to use information technologies, including databases, word-processing, spreadsheets, statistical software and information sources, online and elsewhere.2.6 The s ...

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

    1. Knowledge and understanding1.1. Students know the fundamentals of Cinema Studies.1.2. Students have basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in Cinema Studies.1.3. Students have a general overview of the history of Western cinema, and to some extent cinema from other parts of the world.1.4. Students have learnt to address a specific field and/or period in cinema in a scholarly manner. 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 topics within Cinema Studies.2.3. Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance scholarly analysis of films.2.4. Students are able to set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule in writing scholarly texts. 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 Cinema Studies in their analysis and essay writing.3.4. Students have gained proficiency in examining films from a theoretical perspective.3.5. Students have learnt to address films and other visual and textual media independently in scholarly essays. 4. Communication skills4.1. Students demonstrate initiative and interest in their studies.4.2. Students can work independent ...

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    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  9. Development Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge, skills and abilities                                                                                                  1.1. The student has common knowledge of a main concepts and theories in development studies and history of development cooperation.                                                                       1.2. The student knows the main development agencies and the approaches in development co-operation.                                                                                                                              1.3. The student has a good knowledge of the methology relevant to the research field.                                                                                                                                          1.4 The student has detailed knowledge and clear understanding of a particular area of research within the field of development studies. 1.5 The student should know the cultural and historical context of his/ her research field and how this is connected to different academic viewpoints adopted within the subject 2. Practical and academic skills                                                                                                   On completion of study, the student should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities: 2.1. The student knows how to apply their knowledge and skills as a means of dealing with a particular problem within the fields of development studies. 2.2. The student has the ability to take pa ...

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    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland
  10. Film Studies, BA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students know the fundamentals of Cinema Studies.1.2.    Students have basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in Cinema Studies.1.3.    Students have a general overview of the history of Western cinema, and to some extent cinema from other parts of the world.1.4.    Students have learnt to address a specific field and/or period in cinema in a scholarly manner. 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 topics within Cinema Studies.2.3.    Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance scholarly analysis of films.2.4.    Students are able to set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule in writing scholarly texts. 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 Cinema Studies in their analysis and essay writing.3.4.    Students have gained proficiency in examining films from a theoretical perspective.3.5.    Students have learnt to address films and other visual and textual media independently in scholarly essays. 4.    Communication skills4.1.    Students demonstrate initiative and intere ...

    Provider NameHI

    Category: Learning Opportunities Location: Iceland

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