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Kursusnavn (dansk):Philosophy of Science and Technology, GBI 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Philosophy of Science and Technology, GBI 
Semester:Forår 2018 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i global virksomhedsinformatik (bgbi) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:70 
Formelle forudsætninger:This course is part of the 4th semester of the bachelor degree Global Business Informatics. 
Læringsmål:After the course the student should be able to:
• Identify and account for key, select positions in the Philosophy of Science
• Account for relevant theoretical perspectives on technology with a particular emphasis on the interactions between IT, the general BA subject area and the broader context.
• Identify and analyze a problem of interest that touches upon the relationships between IT and its context (may it be of political, ethical, philosophical, historical or societal nature).
• Present relevant concepts from the curriculum accurately, and critically use these concepts in an investigation of the select problem 
Fagligt indhold:Content of the course.
Philosophy of science and technology provides a basic introduction to scientific methods and introduces central philosophical perspectives on science, epistemology and technology. The literature introduces students to paradigms such as positivism, phenomenology and social constructivism as well as to contemporary sociotechnical approaches to science and technology. It also introduces central concepts in scientific methodology, including deductivism, inductivism and falsification. Finally, it encourages students to reflect on the interrelationships between science, technology and society.

The objective of the course is thus to provide a set of coherent concepts for critical evaluation of the theoretical and methodological basis of research traditions in the information sciences. The course introduces students to important philosophical and historical perspectives on science and technology as well as to more general epistemological and reflexive issues relating to natural and social science disciplines.
The course especially emphasizes topics that relate to information sciences and information technologies, including questions about how humans, technologies and knowledge are assumed to operate in the information and social sciences. 
Læringsaktiviteter:12 forelæsninger og 12 øvelsesgange

Learning Activities:
12 lectures and exercises.
Learning Activities:12 lectures and exercises. The course is generally based on readings that are presented and discussed in the lecture. In the exercise sessions the students will discuss the readings and will be asked to do written exercises that will also be discussed. In the final exam report (10-12 pages) each student individually formulates a relevant question relating to philosophy of science and technology and discusses it with reference to central arguments from the syllabus. Preparations for class usually involve reading one to two articles and considering specific questions relating to the texts or other illustrations 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:Der er ingen obligatoriske aktiviteter. Vær venlig KUN at ændre denne tekst når der er obligatoriske aktiviteter./
There are no mandatory activities. Please, change this text ONLY when there are mandatory activities. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:C: Skriftlige arbejder uden mundtlig eksamen., (7-scale, external exam)

Written work without oral examination. Individuel paper 10-12 pages.
Students are required to submit an electronic copy of their work (via Learn IT).  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:TBA