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Basic course 3: Theory of natural science

Subject
International Bachelor Study Programme in Natural Science
Activitytype
basic course
Teaching language
English
Registration

Tilmelding sker via STADS-Selvbetjening indenfor annonceret tilmeldingsperiode, som du kan se på Studieadministrationens hjemmeside.

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Course material and reading list

Kompendium som findes på Moodle.

Evaluation- and feedback forms

der vil blive givet feedback på opgaverne der stilles i løbet af kurset. Der finder en elektronisk evaluering sted ved kursets afslutning

Administration of exams
Nibbach Studyadministration (nibbach-studyadministration@ruc.dk)
The responsible course lecturer
Torben Braüner (torben@ruc.dk)
Type of examination

Individual written invigilated examination set by the lecturer. The duration of the invigilated examination is 1 hour. Permitted support and preparation materials for the invigilated examination: None. Assessment: Pass/Fail. Moderation: None.

ECTS
5
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
  • Knowledge of scientific-theoretical aspects in subjects within the Natural Sciences

  • Knowledge of philosophical, historical, didactic and ethical aspects of Natural Sciences

  • Skills to be able to select and draw upon relevant literature, including scientific-theoretical literature and relevant original scientific sources

  • Skills to be able to describe an area or an issue within the Natural Sciences, so that it becomes accessible to scientific-theoretical analysis and reflection

  • Skills to be able to carry out investigations of and reflections on the Natural Sciences and their roles and functions in education, research and application

  • The competence to be able to carry out scientific-theoretical analysis on a delimited natural scientific research question

  • The competence to be able to share knowledge about investigations of and reflections on scientific-theoretical aspects of subjects and issues within the Natural Sciences

Overall content

The course is designed around a number of science theory themes with associated cases. Among other things, this will include traditional scientific-theoretical positions such as logical positivism, Kuhn’s theory on scientific revolutions and Popper’s falsifiability, as well as core concepts such as pseudo-science, empiricism, realism, objectivity, truth, reality and ethics.

Prerequisites for participation
Currently no data from curriculum.
Prerequisites for participation in the exam

During the course, students must prepare six group assignments. Students are divided into groups of 2-4. The assignments are set by the lecturer during the course. The assignments are submitted during the course, and submission deadlines will be published on study.ruc.dk. The assignments are assessed by the lecturer, who also provides feedback on the assignments. In the event that one or several students’ assignments are not approved or not submitted on time, a new submission (re-submission) deadline will be set. For re-submissions, the lecturer may require the student to prepare an extra assignment. It is possible to re-submit all assignments one at a time, but each assignment can only be re-submitted once.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures and group work with reports for the cases.

Type of course

Compulsory course

Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U26533
Last changed 15/08/2019

lecture list:

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Monday 02-09-2019 10:15 - 02-09-2019 12:00 in week 36
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Tuesday 03-09-2019 10:15 - 03-09-2019 12:00 in week 36
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 06-09-2019 10:15 - 06-09-2019 12:00 in week 36
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 13-09-2019 10:15 - 13-09-2019 12:00 in week 37
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 20-09-2019 10:15 - 20-09-2019 12:00 in week 38
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 27-09-2019 10:15 - 27-09-2019 12:00 in week 39
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 04-10-2019 10:15 - 04-10-2019 12:00 in week 40
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 11-10-2019 10:15 - 11-10-2019 12:00 in week 41
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 18-10-2019 10:15 - 18-10-2019 12:00 in week 42
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 25-10-2019 10:15 - 25-10-2019 12:00 in week 43
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 01-11-2019 10:15 - 01-11-2019 12:00 in week 44
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 08-11-2019 10:15 - 08-11-2019 12:00 in week 45
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science

Friday 15-11-2019 10:00 - 15-11-2019 11:00 in week 46
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science - Exam

Monday 13-01-2020 10:00 - 13-01-2020 10:00 in week 03
Basic course 3: Theory of natural science - Prerequisites for participation in the exam

Monday 27-01-2020 10:00 - 27-01-2020 11:00 in week 05
Bachelor course (BC3): Theory of natural science - Re-exam