ARK-8003 Academic Texts and Argumentation - 5 ECTS
PhD students within the PhD-programme in the humanities and social sciences may be admitted. The course is predominantly organized for students within the fields of archaeology, history, religious studies and related disciplines.
PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that they are registered PhD students.
The course has 6 seats. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available on the PhD course, applicants will be ranked from category 1 to 3.
Category 1: People admitted to the PhD Programme at UiT
Category 2: Participants in the Associate Professor Programme that fulfil the educational requirements
Category 3: Doctoral students from other universities
The students have the following learning outcomes:
The student has:
- Extensive knowledge of the requirements for academic text in general and within their own discipline specifically
The student is able to / can:
- reflect critically on the structure of academic texts
- engage in open debate on the relations between academic argumentation and the structure of academic texts
During this course each participant produce a text (article or monograph chapter) which will be commented upon by the other participants and one or two course directors. Each participant must hand in at least two drafts versions, demonstrating clear progression in the text.
The course is organised as 4 seminars of at least 3 hours each.
All courses will be evaluated once during the period of the study program. The board of the program decides which courses will be evaluated by students and teacher each year.
The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:
- Submission of at least two drafts versions of an academic text.
- Each participant will be responsible for initial comments on other texts at least twice.
Assessment and exam:
The exam will consist of:
Submission of a final draft of an academic paper (article or chapter) of c. 4000-6000 words.
The submission deadline will be one to two months after the last seminar.
The text may be written in English or one of the Scandinavian languages.
The exam will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.
Retake is offered in in the beginning of the following semester in cases of Fail. Deferred examination is offered in the beginning of the following semester if the student is unable to take the final exam due to illness or other exceptional circumstances. Registration deadline for retake is January 15 for autumn semester exams and August 15 for spring semester exams.