- Course code: MET-HIS920
- Credits: 5
- Language: English
Study program affiliation:
Historical and Exegetical Methods: Sources, Text-Production and Transmission MET-HIS920
MET-HIS920 is an elective course. Its main objective is a broad orientation in current methodological paradigms, their possibilities, and presuppositions within historical and exegetical fields of study, in order to enable the doctoral student to substantiate and argue for her/his own methodological and theoretical thesis design. The course enables the doctoral students to apply theoretical and methodological insights from published research to the creative work with their own PhD projects. The PhD student shall also be able to reflect on issues of the sociology of research connected to the disciplines.
The PhD students will have a broader orientation about methodological and theoretical options and possibilities in historical and exegetical research, including their basic presumptions. The student will be enabled to motivate and defend the methodological and theoretical design in her/his own PhD project and thesis. The subject and courses in MET-HIS920 will provide a basis for further probing into methodological and theoretical literature which support as well as challenges her/his own PhD project and thesis. The student will also be challenged to reflect on issues of the theory of science within the field and the discipline.
MODES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES
- Panels/Work groupsEach seminar is normally of three days¿ length, approximately 6 hours per day.
The student will
- Attend the course seminar (min. 75 %)
- Submit a draft (1000-1500 words) for a course paper before the course
- Submit min. four questions on the background of the work with the course paper
- Respond to the paper and questions of one fellow PhD student
- Submit a final version of the course paper (2000-2500 words) within three weeks after the course
- Participate in the evaluation of the course, if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term
The final assessment for this course is based on the fulfillment of all course requirements. The course is graded 'passed'/'not passed'.
The candidate has
· advanced knowledge of important methodological paradigms, their possibilities, and presuppositions within historical and/or exegetical studies.
· advanced knowledge in demonstrating both in structure and content important methodological paradigms, their possibilities, and presuppositions within historical and/or exegetical studies.
The candidate can
· discuss how specific argumentative strategies are informed by the different choices emerging from different ways of dealing with sources, text-production and transmission.
· carry out research and scholarly work of a high international standard within historical and/or exegetical studies by discussing the importance of methods connected to sources, text-production and transmission.
The candidate can
· identify new relevant issues in historical and/or exegetical studies and carry out his/her research with scholarly integrity.
· communicate research on theology and philosophy through recognized Norwegian and international channels.