General studies

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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to introduce knowledge theory, so that the student will be able to understand and evaluate different forms of knowledge , and therefor is prepared to read and understand research in their own field of competence.

Course contents

What is a theory of knowledge.Ontology and epistemology. Knowledge, belief and truth. Forms of knowledge. To understand and explain. Critical approach and rationality. Scientific knowledge and science. Strategies for producing knowledge. The scientific process and basic concepts in science.The importance of a good theory.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

-105 cr
This course doesn't more exist.Current only academic year 2007-2008

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Additional information


Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 113 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 113 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 20 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Reports and productions
  • Essays


Aittoniemi Hellevi

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2008-12-25

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Essays

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