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HLVA03448U  Humanomics Contemporary theories of the human sciences Volume 2014/2015

Course information

LanguageEnglish
Credit15 ECTS
LevelFull Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration1 semester
Placement
Spring
Schedule
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Course capacity35
Continuing and further education
Study boardStudy board of Arts and Cultural Studies
Contracting departments
  • Department of Arts and Cultural Studies
  • Department of Media, Cognition and Communication
Course responsibles
  • Frederik Stjernfelt (6-7b7c726d7a7648707d7536737d366c73)
  • David Budtz Pedersen (6-6c697e716c7848707d7536737d366c73)
Lecturers
Frederik Stjernfelt og David Budtz Pedersen
Saved on the 18-12-2014
Education
Litteraturvidenskab og MEF
Content

The intention of this course is to approach the theory of science of the humanities in novel ways. Instead of studying traditional schools of thought, such as structuralism, Marxism, hermeneutics etc, we aim at covering the field thematically, giving students an overview of contemporary issues and problems in the practice and discussion of the humanities. The course is related to the current Velux Research Project "Humanomics: Mapping the Humanities" located at the Department of Culture and Arts. MA students will gain first-hand insight and access to the ongoing results and debates of this interdisciplinary project. The course begins by introducing classic ways of conceiving the humanities, then presents new methods and strategies of mapping and understanding knowledge production in the humanities (using e.g. large questionnaire-based surveys, social network analysis and bioliometric micro-data). Issues concerning the contemporary development of scholarship and education in the humanities will be introduced and discussed, including the use of data, methods and digital technologies in the humanities as well as new cultures of interdisciplinarity research and education that lies at the border between the human, social and natural sciences. A further bundle of issues to be explored in the course relates to the role of abstraction in the humanities, the confusing plethora of culture concepts in current human sciences, and the naturalization of propositions, etc.

 

Lectures

 

Introduction: What are the humanities?

Research practices in the humanities

Mapping the humanities

Social studies of the humanities

Disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity

Borderlines to the natural and social sciences

Methods and data in the humanities

The ontologies of the humanities

Symbolic forms and human extensions

Abstraction in the humanities

Natural propositions

Concepts of culture

Digital humanities

Wrap-up and further perspectives

 

A detailed list of core and required readings will be provided at the start of the course.

 

Learning Outcome

Learning Outcome

The aim of the course is to enable the student to:

 

  • Describe the current status, theories and conceptions of the humanities.

  • Understand the scientific methods, data and practices of the humanities.

  • Present central theoretical and policy perspectives of interdisciplinarity

  • Understand the role of humanities scholarship and education in society and the economy.

  • Understand the modes of knowledge production and different epistemic cultures within the humanities.

  • Understand the contemporary and historical perspectives on the humanities and their mode of knowledge production.

  • Understand and reflect upon the student’s own competences and knowledge practice in a societal context.

 

 

Teaching and learning methods
Forelæsning
Academic qualifications
BA level in any given subject field of the humanities – understood broadly as covering also psychology, anthropology or ethnography or similar competences and an interest in reflections on the theory of the human sciences.
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Exam
Credit15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Kurset udbydes som tværfagligt kursus mellem IKK (Litteraturvidenskab) og MEF.

MEF/Filosofistuderende kan aflægge eksamen som Frit emne 1 under Filosofis KA-ordning.
Workload
CategoryHours
Lectures33
Total33
Saved on the 18-12-2014