In order to complete that course students are required to discuss all questions in writing and hand them in by the end of the term. Also they are invited to contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes.
In order to complete that course students are required to discuss all questions in writing and hand them in by the end of the term. Also they are invited to contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes. The quality of answers will be evaluated on the basis of completeness, clarity of argument, logical reasoning and precision. Answers have to be formulated in complete sentences and are not acceptable if stated in keywords only. Grades will be jointly determined in individual meetings, i.e. in oral digital examinations, (cf. below) on the basis the written answers handed in by the student.
In order to meet the present study rules, I am obliged to add the following supplement regarding examinations and grades.
Examinations regarding this lecture are oral examinations lasting ca 45 min. They have the digital format of a video chat by applying moodle. In order to participate in digital exams students have to be registered for this course and are required to register for exams in u:space. Dates of exams will be provided in due course.
By registering for and entering in that digital oral examination students accept the following requirements and rules:
(i) students are required to attend to this examination personally and without the support of others.
(ii) if present and required, persons of confidence have to be placed within the range of the camera; examiners are entitled to ask to pan the camera in order to survey the room occupied by the student and the person of confidence, especially in cases of suspected fraudulence.
(iii) students are required to show their student cards for proving their identity.
(iv) the usual rules apply regarding the number and requirements of entrances for examinations; examination dates regarding first, second, third and fourth entrances will differ.
Requirements and Evaluation
In order to pass this course successfully, students are obliged to hand in written answers to all questions distributed in due course. The number of questions is 30. The final oral examination will be based on five written answers handed in by the student and will be chosen by the examiner. Correct answers will be evaluated with 4 points. Grades are awarded on the following basis:
below 10 points: ‘negative’ (5)
10 to 11,99 points: ‘sufficient’ (4)
12 to 14,99 points: ‘satisfactory’ (3)
15 to 17,99 points: ‘good’ (2)
18 to 20 points: ‘excellent’ (1)
problems, problem situations and suggested solution discussed in the lecture.
M. BLAUG, Economic Theory in Retrospect, Cambridge 1978 (und spätere Auflagen)
Karl R. Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Hutchinson, London 1959 (first English edition; later editions are published by Routledge); secs: 1 – 18; any edition can be read.
Karl R. Popper, The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge, Routledge, London 2011
Karl R. Popper, The Poverty of Historicism, Routledge Kegan & Paul, London 1957 (first English edition; later editions are published by Routledge) any edition can be read.
Selected chapters and supplementary readings will be announced in due course.