* course also open for first year students
dr. Machiel Keestra
This course is accessible for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year honoursstudents.
Sufficient academic English - both in writing and speaking; reading & writing skills at the VWO or intern. baccalaureate.
Upon completion of this module:
After the Middle Ages, due to an increasing freedom for the individual and discoveries of scientists like Galilei and Newton, a firm belief arose in the progress of human knowledge, morals and society. This belief and trust reigned for some centuries. However, some 19th century scientists were able to shake the prevalent optimism: Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. According to their theories, the confidence in mankind's rationality and autonomy was founded on illusions.
Lectures will shed light on the theories of these thinkers and the scientific and social consequences of their ideas. In addition, students will be challenged to develop their own ideas about science, truth and morals.
Seminars, partly devoted to lectures by the professor, partly to student activities.
Participation, weekly assignments 10 %
Group presentation 10 %
Two take home exams 40 %
Final Essay 40 %
Check Datanose for the exact information.
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Registration is possible for students participating in an Honours programme via an online registration form which will be made available on December 1, 10 am till December 5, 11 pm on this website.
Placement will be at random and within two weeks students will hear whether they are placed for a course.
There is NO guarantee for placement if you register after December 5, so make sure you register on time!
For questions about registration please email to: Honoursfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Credits||6 ECTS, 15 weeks|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Conditions for admission||Open|