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EX1011: Examen philosophicum

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Person responsible for the course:Asle Eikrem (Asle.Eikrem@mf.no)
Credit points (ECTS):10
Start of studies:Autumn (irregular) and spring
Language:English
Study programme:Bachelor's degree programme - Bachelor of Theology
Bachelor's degree programme - Bachelor in Theology, Religion and Society
Department:Department of Theology and Ministry

Examination dates/written assignment deadlines

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1 Final deadline to withdraw from examination

Examination typeDate / DeadlineWithdrawal deadline 1
Take-home examination – New and postponed - N.B. Own rules for access.2020-08-11 11. Aug 20202020-08-02 2. Aug 2020
Hand-out date:11. Aug 2020
Time for hand-out:09:00
Submission date:11. Aug 2020
Submission deadline:09:00
Duration:8 hours
Release date for results: 1. Sep 2020

General information

Exphil is divided into two parts of 5 ECTS each:
 
Part 1: History of philosophy and science (5 ECTS)
In part 1 the students work with important thinkers and traditions in the history of philosophy. The scope will be multicultural including major thinkers from European, Asian and African traditions. A good number original texts are read together with secondary literature. The course is oriented around selected problems, and invites the students to reflect on these.
 
Part 2: Ethics (5 ECTS)
In part 2 students mainly work systematically with ethical problems. Important ethical theories are to be used to discuss concrete problems. Meta-ethics is also included to give perspective to discussion on ethics and morality. The scope will be multicultural including major thinkers from European, Asian and African traditions.

Overlapping courses

EX1011: Examen philosophicum overlaps completely with EX1010: Examen philosophicum. Students who have already completed EX1010 will receive 0 credit points (ECTS) for EX1011 on their transcript of records or diploma. MF therefore recommends not to combine these courses.

Course requirements

As a result of the corona situation there may be changes in the assessment forms (course requirements and / or exam) spring semester 2020. Any changes will be announced in the relevant Canvas-room. All students must stay continuously updated on these changes.
 
In order to receive a final assessment, the student must:
  • Submit a book report (1000 words) on a chapter from World Philosophies: An Historical Introduction
  • Attend at least 60% of the lectures
  • Participate in the electronic evaluation of the course if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term.
 
In order to receive a final assessment, the student must fulfill the course requirements within the fixed deadline.
When course requirements are not fulfilled, this will count as one examination attempt, unless the student withdraws before the set deadline (1 May/November).

Final assessment

For the spring semester 2020 the final assessment in the course will be based on the following assessment form:
The final assessment for this course is based on a home exam (8 hours). The course and final exam will be graded A-F.
This assessment form vil also be used on new and deferred exams
 
For other semesters than the spring semester of 2020, the following assessment form will be used:
The final assessment for this course is based on a written exam (4 hours). The course and final exam will be graded A-F.

Course objective and content

Part 1: History of philosophy and science (5 ECTS)
KNOWLEDGE
The student has:
  • good knowledge about important thinkers and traditions in the history of philosophy and science.
  • knowledge of how certain theories are meant to solve certain problems
  • knowledge of different philosophical traditions from different cultures
 
SKILLS
The student can:
  • use original texts in discussions of problems
  • argue objectively and justify their own interpretations and positions
  • critically reflect on the theological relevance of certain philosophical problems.
 
Part 2: Ethics (5 ECTS)
KNOWLEDGE
The student has:
  • good knowledge about important ethical theories
  • good knowledge of meta-ethics
  • knowledge of different aspects of ethics in different cultures
 
SKILLS
The student can:
  • critically discuss ethical problems
  • critically reflect on and justify their own positions in ethical questions
  • Read scholarly literature and extract relevant points from the text

Literature

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LITERATURE
  • Bonevac, D. A. & Phillips, S. H. (2009). Introduction to world philosophy: A multicultural reader. New York: Oxford University Press. Library
  • Cooper, D. E. (2003). World philosophies: An historical introduction (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Blackwell. Library (alk. paper)/0631232613 (pbk. alk. paper)
  • Deigh, J. (2010). An introduction to ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press. Library (hardback)/9780521775977 (pbk.)
  • Long, D. S. (2010). Christian ethics: A very short introduction (nr. 238). Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. Library (pbk.)/0199568863 (pbk.)
  • Norman, R. J. (1998). The moral philosophers: An introduction to ethics (2. ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Library

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