Reading Texts and Interdisciplinarity
Full course description
This skills course introduces students to scientific research in the field of humanities, focusing on history, philosophy art and literature studies and the qualitative social sciences. Apart from familiarising students with texts from these disciplines, the skills course introduces students to the idea of interdisciplinary research through one example of an interdisciplinary text. Thematically the course features texts in the realm of the “good life”. Furthermore, this skills training trains a number of academic skills, including close reading argumentative texts; summarising texts; understanding the contents of texts in light of their distinct disciplinary aims; recognising different methodological approaches specific to each discipline.
To give an elementary preparation to the students to study in an interdisciplinary and PBL environment.