School of Bioscience


Kreativitet och vetenskap G1N
Creativity and Science G1N
15 credits

Course Code: FI114G Subject: Philosophy
The Course Syllabus applies from: Jul 1, 2010 Main Field of Study: Philosophy
Date of Approval: May 31, 2010 Disciplinary Domain: The Humanities
Version Number: 10 Academic Level: Basic level

1 Name, Scope and Level of the Course considering the concepts of order and chaos, how they
The course is provided by the University of Skövde and have developed in modern physics and whether they
is named Creativity and Science G1N. It comprises 15 can help us to understand artistic creativity. The ques-
credits and is on Basic level, the level of progression of tion of whether communication can facilitate creativity
the course is G1N. and what is required of such communication will also
be discussed.
2 Objectives
After completing the course the student will be able to: 4 Forms of Teaching
The teaching consists of studying on one’s own, sub-
• describe with the help of concrete examples how mitting individual home works, watching film se-
science develops and which role creativity plays quences and taking part in teacher guided discussions
in such development, in the Scio platform. The students are also encouraged
to create their own ”chat groups”.
• analyze the concept of creativity from different
perspectives (e.g. from those of art and science),
The teaching is normally conducted in Swedish, but
• explain how chaos and order are related to crea- can occasionally be in English.
5 Examination
• identify factors which block creativity in sci-
The course is graded Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with
ence, as well as to
Distinction (VG).
• explain how communication can facilitate crea-
tivity. To get the grade Pass for the whole course it is requi-
red that the all four examination modules have been
3 Course Content passed. To get the grade Pass with Distinction, it is
The course begins by going through some central the- required that the grade of three out of four examination
ories and concepts in philosophy of science, such as modules is Pass with Distinction.
”paradigm” and ”falsification”. The students will con-
sider whether different paradigms prevent communica- The grade is translated to the ECTS grading scale (A,
tion in science and how this influences the possibilities B, C, D, E, Fx or F).
of creativity.
Registration of examination results:
The challenge is to understand creativity better through

The students are to be informed about graduate level and advanced level. 2007. The course is a part of the main field of National and local regulations for higher education study in Philosophy at the University of Skövde. AN SL Assignment III 3. D. SW equivalent). Disciplinary points of view constitute one part of the scrutiny and domain is a division which is used by the government are obtained through written group course evalua- for the allocation of recsources for studies at under. & Peat. The course forms a part of the academic subject area of Philosophy. 2010 TR Assignment II 4 hp/credits U/G/VG and replaces the course syllabus ratified Nov 29. ED 10 Additional Information IS H 7 Subject. The students’ experience and area in which a degree can be awarded. Name of examination Credits Grading labus was ratified by the The Board of Humanities and Assignment I 4 hp/credits U/G/VG Informatics May 31. Bohm. 8 Decision on the Course and Ratification of the Course syllabus 11 Course Literature and Other Educational Ma- This course was approved by the The Board of Huma. 2007. main objective of the follow-up is to contribute to up and quality assurance. During and after the course there will be a follow- Every course at the University of Skövde belongs to up evaluation concerning the learning outcomes.J. (2000).5 hp/credits U/G/VG 9 Restrictions IO This course cannot constitute a part of a degree also N FR 6 Admission Requirements containing a course. This course syl. . ISBN 0415171830. disciplinary domain of the course is The Humanities. the outcome of these as well as possible decisions con- cerning steps to be taken. Main Field of Study and Disciplinary Further information will be available on the universi- Domain ty’s website before a course is provided. tion/discussions. Science. A main field of study is an improving the course. The division of subjects is used for follow. terials nities and Informatics Nov 29. The a subject. D. the content of which is totally or O M General requirements for university studies (or the partly equivalent to the content of this course. 2010. The are available on the university’s website. It is valid from Jul 1. London: Routledge. Order and Cre- ativity.5 hp/credits U/G/VG AT Assignment IV 3.