Research Topic in Continental Philosophy
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- Norwegian or English
Objectives and Content
The course will deal with some of the basic concepts of modern thought through reading one or more central classical texts. The course will develop the students' abilities for analytical and historical-critical reading of classical original texts in modern philosophical thinking.
The course will be based on a problem studied on the basis of reading central original classical texts. The course will give the students the opportunity to specialize in relevant philosophical issues in modernity.
After completing the course, the student should have:
- knowledge of one or more relevant issues that are discussed in the modern thinking.
- good knowledge of one or more original texts.
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- to gain knowledge about the concepts employed in modern thinking.
- use methods for analyzing the theoretical and conceptual core points of modern thinking.
- write an argumentative paper.
After completing the course, the student should have competence:
- work independently and communicate on professional topics.
- to read modern philosophical classical texts at a high professional level.
Level of Study
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Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching takes the form of lectures and / or seminars.
If fewer than four students are registered, the number of lectures may be reduced. The students will be offered individual or small group teaching.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
An approval of compulsory requirements is valid for three semesters, including the semester in which the approval is given.
- Students must submit a proposal and draft of their semester assignment. Deadlines are set by the department.
- Students must attend a supervision session with the instructor.
Forms of Assessment
An essay of 4000- 6000 words (not including table of contents, list of references etc.) The topic of the essay must be approved in advance by the teacher of the course instructor. The essay will be assessed at the end of the semester.
Exams in the course are held every semester.
The compulsory activities have to be formally approved before one can take an exam in the course.
The compulsory requirements have to be formally approved in a semester in which there is teaching in the relevant course in order to register for the examination in a semester in which there is no teaching in that course.
Autumn / Spring
The exam is arranged quarterly.
The compulsory work requirements must be approved before the examination can be taken in the course.