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International Bachelor Study Programme in Natural Science
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|Objectives description (assessment criteria)||
the objectives of the course are to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of: • aspects of the natural sciences seen from the perspective of the theory of science • philosophical, historical, didactical and ethical aspects of natural science
as well as students’ skills to • select and apply relevant literature, including literature on the theory of science and original science literature • describe a science area or problem in a way that allows an analysis of and reflection on the area/problem within in the context of the theory of science • to present his/her investigations of and reflections on natural science and its role and function in education, research and application.
the main structure of the course is the study and analysis of a number of themes from philosophy and science studies with corresponding cases. the content includes traditional positions within philosophy of science, such as logical positivism, Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions and Popper's falsificationism, as well as core notions such as pseudo science, empiricism, realism, objectivity, truth, reality and ethics.
|Teaching and working methods||
Lectures as well as group work on reports for the cases
|Course material and reading list||
A collection of texts available on Moodle.
|Prerequisite for taking the exam||
at the assessment of the fulfillment of the objective, the focus is on 1. active end commited participation 2. analytical skills 3. ability to see the natural sciences from a philosophical and science studies perspective.
And six group assignments submitted on time and approved. It’s possible to submit group assignments again, however that will include an extra exercise to be answered.
|Form of examination||
|Form of re-examination||
Information regarding the re-exam will be up on moodle as we get closer to the date
Pass / No pass
Internal (i.e. course lecturer and an internal examiner assess)
|Evaluation- and feedback forms||
there will be feedback on the assignments which are set during the course. an electronic evaluation will take place at the end of the course
|The responsible course lecturer|
|Administration of exams||
Natbach Studieadministration (firstname.lastname@example.org)