Bachelor's Programme in Global Development Studies
Language of instruction
Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired
basic knowledge about central concepts, questions and philosophers in the history of philosophy
critical understanding of the history of philosophy and science
knowledge about central concepts and positions within ethics, and their assenting and dissenting argumentation
ability to report and to some extent discuss the argumentation of a scientific text.
The course gives an introduction to themes from the history of philosophy and science, and ethics. The history of philosophy and science gives an introduction to historical philosophical ideas up till today, and how they have influenced western perception of reality and science. The ways in which the various perspectives on knowledge and science have competed and replaced one another, are discussed from a critical perspective. This gives the students a basis for critical reflection of the subject area within a perception of reality as influenced by science.
Ethics give a systematic introduction to metaethics and normative ethics. Within both fields there is a focus on concept clarification. Various ethical theories of today, their arguments and usage in applied ethics, are presented. This provides the students with a basis for identifying and discussing moral challenges.
Lectures. The workload is estimated at 270 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
5-hour written examination consisting of several parts. All parts must be passed. Graded assessment.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes, if there are places available.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module