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Thesis Seminar African Studies

Vak
2014-2015

Admission requirements

This class is only accessible for students of the MA African Studies.

Description

The thesis classes will provide a focused environment for a first grounding in the specific methodological and disciplinary approach most relevant to the students’ expected thesis topic. The students will be guided through the process of designing a research project and preparing an MA thesis outline, including the practical aspects of academic writing and publishing. Seven classes will be offered.

Course objectives

  • Designing a research project • Understanding of research methods associated with one discipline or set of related disciplines • Academic writing and publishing • Oral and written presentation of work

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

Total 140 hrs (5 EC)
Seminar 7 × 2 hours = 14 hrs Compulsory readings = 100 hrs Assigments = 26 hrs

Assessment method

80% Assignments
20% Participation and oral presentation

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for email, course materials and grades

Reading list

Readings will be posted on Blackboard.

Registration

Registration through uSis

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not available.

Timetable

MA Thesis Seminar Meetings Calendar

9 September 17.00-19.00 – Introduction; tasks and deadlines; information on Internship coordinator (who is and how to contact him/her) and on meeting on medical issues.
23 September – Meeting with lecturers and research groups
7 October – Students present Initial proposal: (1 or 2) pages
28 November: Students present background readings and textbook chapters; discussion situation funding and Internship
11 November: Students present Research Proposal First draft: 7 pages including WORK PLAN and Internship form (to check that all the students contacted the Internship coordinator and worked on it).
25 November: Students present background readings and textbook chapters; discussion situation funding and Internship
9 December : Students present Research Proposal Final version: 10 pages