POG0079 Cross-disciplinary perspectives, 2.0 Credits
Subjects Other Social Science
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Admitted to PhD education at SLU.
Having completed the course the PhD student will have:
- Reflected on his/her own PhD project from cross-disciplinary perspectives
- Practiced analysing other PhD projects in order to identify potentials and obstacles to joint cross-disciplinary projects
- Be able to analyse scientific articles from various kinds of disciplines and sub-disciplines with regard to different ways of writing, source criticism, references and other differences.
- Identified examples of potential obstacles that may occur in various cross-disciplinary projects
- Improved ones openness to find ways to overcome various problems in cross-disciplinary projects.
Cross-disciplinary perspectives are often asked for, but this is no easy task. The aim with this course is to introduce PhD students to cross-disciplinary ways of thinking and to pros, cons and challenges with this kind of approach. PhD students from all kinds of natural science, humanities and social science are welcome to this course, to create a melting pot of cross-disciplinary views! The course has its point of departure in the participants’ PhD projects and includes:
- Individual reflections and analyses of the participants’ PhD projects from cross-disciplinary perspectives
- Identification of similarities between the different PhD projects in the course, irrespective of how different the projects may appear at first sight.
- Identification and group discussions (brain storming) of potential cross-disciplinary projects on basis of the included PhD projects
- Source criticism in various kinds of disciplines and contexts
- Various scientific cultures and how these may vary between sub-disciplines, countries, etc.
- Comparison of scientific articles by other scientists in various disciplines and disciplines in order to identify and analyze differences in character, references, and other aspects that may provide obstacles when collaborating in cross-disciplinary projects.
- Potentials and obstacles to work cross-disciplinary in a world of disciplines? Publishing? Conferences? Positions?
- Depth and/or width?
Formats and requirements for examination
Continuously, throughout the course.
For application, please visit: https://personalkurser.slu.se/index.cfm?oid=13
Three meetings (dates below) plus assignments between the meetings (individual and in small groups). The meetings are obligatory but one of the three meetings may be replaced by an individual task, if necessary and after contact with the teacher.
Wednesday October 10, 13:00-16:00
Wednesday October 17, 1300-16:00
Wednesday November 14, 13:00-16:00
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