Centrale Begreber i Humaniora og Samfundsvidenskab

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework and a take-home assignment.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • key concepts within humanities and social sciences such as grounding understandings of culture, social power, approaches to historical change, problems of modernity versus postmodernity, and approaches to gender, race, and ethnicity

  • basic theory of knowledge

  • modern Western history of ideas

  • basic theoretical considerations as concerns humanistic and social theoretical research.

Skills

The student must attain

Skills in:

  • understanding and analyzing basic concepts within humanistic and social theory

  • communicating ideas and arguments concerning methodology, theory of knowledge and/or history of ideas in academic written language.

Competences

The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • reflecting on relevant theories and methods for analyzing issues within social, cultural, and political analysis

  • explaining methodological considerations and epistemological issues in relation to concrete research issues.

Exam

Exams

Name of examCentral Concepts in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a minimum of six pages and a maximum of eight pages.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleCentral Concepts in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Module codeBALISE20189
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities