Subject description for 2021/2022

Exam Philosophicum - Novo (EX124E)

Exam Philosophicum - Novo


Course description

The aim of Examen Philosophicum NOVO is to give the students an introduction to some of the key ideas, concepts and theories of Western philosophy. Philosophical traditions linked to non-European cultures are drawn on and illuminated to provide a basis for a better understanding of global similarities and differences. Understanding the relationship between philosophy, art and science has a central place in the course. With roots in philosophical knowledge and its methods the students develop competence in dealing with current national and global issues relating to politics, the environment, community, media and religion. By working with the curriculum in Examen Philosophicum NOVO the students will develop theoretical knowledge, practical skills and the critical reflection necessary to understand inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural issues.


No costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.

Learning outcomes


  • Students will have in-depth knowledge of key concepts, theories and models as described and defined in the curriculum, lectures and teaching materials (books , articles and films )


  • Philosophically examined knowledge about the relationships between practical knowledge, scientific knowledge, democracy, freedom, and economic and environmental responsibility.

General competence:

  • The students will be able to conduct an evaluation of the key issues in modern society based on experience, theory and empirical information.
  • Be able to identify, analyze, assess and create well-founded and effective solutions to important social issues.
  • Be able to reflect critically on their own position as user and producer of scientific knowledge.

Course type


Teaching activities and methods

The course consists of a mixture of lectures, dialogues, practical exercises and film. In the lectures, students will meet lecturers from various fields of science and performing artists in various art forms. Students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning through active participation in the various educational activities.

Course evaluation

Yearly evaluation as part of the universitys quality assurance system.

Assessment and examinations

Compound assessment, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F
  • Presentation, comprises 40/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.
  • Written asignment, comprises 60/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.

Overlapping courses

FIL1001v1 Examen Philosophicum - 7.5 study points.

Course literature

Textbook: David Papineau (ed.) Philosophy, ISBN 978-82-02-30696-0
Course coordinator
Start semester Autumn 2021 Teaching language English ECTS Credits 10 Course location Bodø Faculty
Nord University Business School