Theoretical Information Science Course

2021/2022

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module deals with the theoretical and methodological basis of the field of information science. The main component of the module is a theoretical and methodically oriented course in which the student works independently with a current problem in the field of information science. The intention is that the student develops an awareness of and insight in discussing and communicating a scientific problem. The student's work culminates in a scientific article that places the scientific problem in an subject field, explains the theoretical and methodological framework as well as the academic contribution.

In connection with the module the following is offered:

  • a professional seminar focusing on the academic process

A supervisor is assigned to support the process.

The Study Board may, on the basis of a professional assessment, allow the module to be replaced by residency at another university to an extent equivalent to 30 ECTS.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The student must through the module gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • theory and/or method at the highest international level within the chosen information science topic
  • the scientific basis of the chosen topic and the ability to reflect on it

Skills

The student must through the module acquire skills in:

  • mastering information science theory and/or method and, on this basis, develop new theory and/or analysis models
  • discussing and disseminating information science issues in a scientific article form

Competences

The student must through the module acquire competences in:

  • independently initiate information science work that requires new solutions
  • managing a complex professional development process for own professional specialization
  • critically reflecting on the importance of problem-based project work for own professional development

Type of instruction

Reference is made to §17.

Exam

Exams

Name of examTheoretical Information Science Course
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The examination is a conversation between the student(s) and the examiner and internal examiner based on the handed in article (project), produced individually or in a group. The article will be considered the shared responsibility of the group. Students will be examined and assessed on the basis of the article, and one combined grade will be awarded for the written work and the oral performance.

Literature foundation: Minimum 1500 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the article.

The project: total number of pages must be no less than 15 pages and no more than 20 pages per student in a project group.

Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for assessment and announcement of result, although no longer than a total of two hours. 30 minutes in total for individual examinations.

At oral group examinations, the examination must be conducted in such a way that individual assessment of each individual student’s performance is ensured.

The project and the conversation must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above.
ECTS30
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTeoretisk forløb inden for Informationsvidenskab
Module codeKAINFOS2017
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
KA 3. semester
ECTS30
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities