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2010/2011  BA-1YP  1st Year Project

English Title
1st Year Project


Sprog Engelsk
Point 25 ECTS (750 SAT)
Type Obligatorisk
Niveau Bachelor
Varighed Et quarter
Placering Forår , Fjerde quarter
Tidspunkt Se skemaet på e-Campus
Studienævnet for BA in Information Management
Annette Hoffskov
  • Kommunikation/Communication
  • Organisation/Organization

Udbydes under åbent universitet-Udbydes under åben uddannelse.
Sidst opdateret den 29 maj 2012
At the 4th quarter exam, students should be able to:
  • Formulate, delimit and analyze a problem.
  • Demonstrate general understanding of the theories and methods relevant to the project
  • Structure the layout and present the material in a clearly formulated and accessible form in terms of both language and content.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concepts and theories relevant to communication in organizational contexts
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of communication processes and practices in organizational settings
  • Understand, define and explain which technologies (such as hardware, software, database, and networking technologies) provide the technical foundation for information systems
  • Understand, define and explain the core information system applications used by organizations
  • Understand, define and explain how information systems are developed and managed
  • Reflect over the knowledge they acquire from the other courses, and reflect upon their own ways of producing and analyzing data
  • The overall theme of the 1st Year Project is: Communication in Organisations.
  • The project must focus on a concrete communication problem and have a special focus on the theoretical framework of communication studies.
  • The project must use the theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects presented in Fundamentals of Communication, Introduction to Organizational Communication, Fundamentals of Information Systems and Interdisciplinary Research Methods.
Eksamensperiode Maj/juni
The examination is an individual oral examination based on the 1st Year Project of max 25 pages, written in groups of 4 students.

´The 4th quarter exam consists of two examinations that are graded separately:
1) An oral, individual examination based on the 1st year project as such and
2) An individual written English examination of the Executive Summary submitted individually in connection with the 1st Year Project. It is a summary of the project written in a concise, precise manner to a specific target group. The Executive Summary is a 1 page independent document.
Forudsætninger for indstilling til eksamen
Kursets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

The aims of the 1st Year Project are:

· To facilitate and reinforce the learning of the subjects taught during the 1st year by encouraging students to work independently and in a focused manner with selected theories.

· To develop analytical skills needed to undertake problem-oriented project work. The problem-oriented process during project work is shaped by the systematic, professional and scientific demands of academic knowledge production.

The 1st Year Project is the first major independent work in the BA programme. As stated above, emphasis is therefore on learning the craft of project work: how to handle academic concepts and analysis, how to structure the work process and how to present findings in a project report. This is done through problem-oriented project work, in which the project group is the most important learning unit.

The project process includes 3 project workshops and 6 IRM workshops, which share the aim of preparing students for the 1st Year Project and guiding them in the project process.