Methods of Scientific Research (konwersatorium) - 2017/2018

Course description
General information
Lecturer:Ks. dr Robert Kublikowski
Organising unit:Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
Number of hours (week/semester): 1/15
ECTS code:00000-03EC-0301KON0000
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
C1 to show the basic knowledge concerning semiotics and methodology.
C2 to develop critical thinking.
Prerequisites
Basic critical thinking skills.
Learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE
K_W06 student has well-ordered particular knowledge from the area of semiotics and methodology.
K_W07 student knows and understands basic methods of analyzing and interpreting various forms of philosophical statements.
K_W08 student knows and understands basic notions and principles from the domain of intellectual property protection and copyright law.

COMPETENCE
K_U01 Student is able to find, analyze, evaluate, arrange and use information by employing sources both printed and digital.
K_U02 Student possesses basic research skills - including formulating and analyzing research problems, choosing research methods and instruments, elaborating and presenting results - which allow to solve philosophical problems.
K_U05 Student is able to select proper and adequate instruments for interpreting and analyzing philosophical texts, to summarise and analyse philosophical arguments as well as to identify their key theses, assumptions and consequences.

SOCIAL COMPETENCE
K_K01 student understands the need for lifelong learning and developing critical thinking skills.
K_K04 student is able to analyse situations and problems and formulate on his own propositions how to solve them.
Teaching method
Presentation of the material, reading of articles and a discussion.
Course content description
1. Basic knowledge concerning semiotics (philosophy of language) and methodology.
2. Different types of sciences concerning language.
3. Semiotics as a formal science about language.
4. Sign: a definition, structure, functions (roles) and types.
5. Language: a definition, types, functions (roles) and structure.
6. Methodology as a science concerning methods.
7. Analysing.
8. Classifying and typologisation.
9. Defining.
10. Questionig.
11. Reasoning.
12. Arguing.
13. Persuasion.
14. Manipulation.
15. Discussion.
Forms of assessment
KNOWLEDGE
2 (unsatisfactory - fail) Student does not obtain basic knowledge concerning semiotics and methodology.
3 (satisfactory) Student obtains basic knowledge concerning semiotics and methodology.
4 (good) Student obtains knowledge concerning semiotics and methodology.
5 (very good) Student obtains a precise, well-ordered knowledge concerning semiotics and methodology.

COMPETENCE
2 (unsatisfactory - fail) Student is not able to analyse and understand basic knowledge concerning semiotics and methodology.
3 (satisfactory) Student is able to analyse and understand basic knowledge concerning semiotics and methodology.
4 (good) Student is able to analyse and understand in a fluent way basic knowledge concerning semiotics and methodology.
5 (very good) Student is able to analyse and understand in a fluent way advanced knowledge concerning semiotics and methodology. Student is able to put many interesting questions and to search for correct answers.

SOCIAL COMPETENCE
2 (unsatisfactory - fail) Student is not active in the learning process. Student is not able to put an interesting question and take a part in a discussion concerning semiotics and methodology.
3 (satisfactory) Student is active in the learning process. Student is able to put interesting questions and take a part in a discussion concerning semiotics and methodology.
4 (good) Student is very active in the learning process. Student is able to put interesting questions and take a part in a discussion concerning semiotics and methodology.
5 (very good) Student is very active in the learning process. Student is able to put many interesting questions and take a part in a discussion concerning semiotics and methodology.
Required reading list
Ziembiński Z., Practical Logic, Warszawa 1976.

Ajdukiewicz K., Pragmatic Logic, Warszawa 1974.
Kublikowski R., Definitions in the Structure of Argumentation, \"Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric\", 16 (29), 2009, p. 229-244.
Kublikowski R., Definitions and the Growth of Knowledge. The Main Ideas, “Summarium”, 45 (65), 2016, s. 45-57.
Walton D., Informal logic, Cambridge 2008.
Field of study: Philosophy
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 1
Number of ECTS credits: 2
Form of assessment: Grade