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Basic course 6: Progression course in Methodology

Bachelor in Global Humanities
Activity type
Basic course
Teaching language

Students on their 1st and 2nd semester will be registered automatically.

If you are taking the course again and are not on your 1st or 2nd semester, please contact hib-exams@ruc.dk.

Detailed description of content

The course focuses on competencies in methodological reflection within the field of the Humanities, cf. the course’s learning outcomes below.

Expected work effort (ECTS-declaration)

The course is valued at 5 ECTS which is equivalent to 130 hours.

There are 10 sessions of up to 3 hours each and a final workshop (3 hours).

Course material and Reading list

The readings will be posted on the course's Moodle page.

Evaluation- and feedback forms

Oral feedback will be given based on the reflection tasks during the course; there will also be an informal evaluation of the course.

Administration of exams
GH Registration & Exams (gh-exams@ruc.dk)
Responsible for the activity
Linda Lapina (llapina@ruc.dk)
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of methods relevant to the humanities

  • Proficiency in providing a critical assessment of the possibilities and limitations involved in choices of method with the field of the humanities

  • Competences in reflecting critically on methodological issues within the field of the humanities

  • Competences in reflecting upon the significance of the course material and how it relates to the project work

Overall content

This course focuses on competences in methodological reflection within the field of the humanities, see the course’s learning objectives.

Teaching and working methods

Class instruction with group exercises

Type of activity

Mandatory course

Form of examination
The course is passed through active and satisfactory participation.

Active participation is defined as:
The student must participate in course related activities (e.g. workshops, seminars, field excursions, process study groups, working conferences, supervision groups, feedback sessions).

Satisfactory active participation is defined as:
- The student must during the course hand in a portfolio consisting of maximum 10 written products (the exact number is determined by the lecturer), which combined must not exceed 36.000 characters including spaces.
- The student must during the course participate in a feedback-session.

Assessment: Pass/Fail.
Form of Re-examination
Individual written take-home assignment in a research question of own choice approved by the lecturer.

The character limit of the assignment is: 24,000-28,800 characters, including spaces.
The character limit includes the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

The duration of the take-home assignment is 7 days and may include weekends and public holidays.
The estimated work effort is 20 hours. Other exams may therefore be scheduled simultaneously.

Assessment: Pass/Fail.
Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U27209
Last changed 04/06/2024

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