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Course module: 424014-B-6
424014-B-6
Philosophy of Science (Social Sciences)
Course info
Course module424014-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB Other;
Is part of
B Sociology (International Sociology)
B Human Resource Studies (HRS: People Management)
Contact personA.A. Verhaegh, PhD
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
A.A. Verhaegh, PhD
Other course modules lecturer
Coordinator course
A.A. Verhaegh, PhD
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
BLOK 1
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 20/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
Aims
Upon completing this course students will be able to:
 
Goal 1: The student has to be able to describe, explain, and to compare different philosophical views with respect to science, knowledge, and knowledge production
Goal 2: The student has to be able to evaluate the arguments for and against different philosophical views with respect to science, knowledge, and knowledge production
Goal 3: The student has to be able to describe, explain, and to compare different philosophical views with respect to the social sciences. 
Goal 4: The student has to be able to apply philosophical views with respect to science, knowledge, and knowledge production to the social sciences. 
 
 
Specifics
  • The student has to enroll for the work groups via BlackBoard.
  • The course will be assessed by means of a short assignment (30%) and a written exam about the compulsory literature and the topics discussed in the lectures and work groups (70%).
  • Partial grades (of the essay or the exam) are only valid in the academic year one obtained them. No partial grades can be taken to the next academic year.
  • There will be a resit for both the essay and the exam. The essay resit will be a rewritten version of the essay.
  • Essays that are handed in late will be treated as resit essays.
  • In case of a resit, the highest grade counts as the final grade.
  • The grades of the essay and the exam compensate.
  • If you just do the essay or the exam, you will get a final grade.
Content
This course offers an introduction to the philosophy of science and applies these philosophical questions to the social sciences. The student will learn to critically reflect on science, knowledge, and knowledge production. A key question in the first part of the course is why scientific knowledge is widely considered to be an epistemically distinguished form of knowledge. The second part of the course—designed especially for sociology students—combines and applies philosophical theories about science to questions about the social sciences. A key question in the second part of the course is to what extent the social sciences can be considered to be scientific.
Timetable information
424014-B-6|Philosophy of Science (Social Sciences)
Written test opportunities
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Exam / ExamOTH_01BLOK 1119-10-2018
Exam / ExamOTH_01BLOK 1203-01-2019
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