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Thesis Seminar African Studies

Vak
2015-2016

Admission requirements

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

Description

During the first semester, the thesis classes will provide a focused environment for a first grounding in the specific methodological and interdisciplinary 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 and their internship proposal. Seven classes will be offered. During the second semester, the students will be guided through the process of writing their Ma theses including the practical aspects of academic writing. Seven classes will be offered.

Course objectives

  • Designing a research project
    • Preparing an internship proposal • Understanding of research methods associated with a set of related disciplines • Academic writing • Oral and written presentation of work

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

Total 140 hrs (5 EC)
Seminar first semester 7 × 2 hours = 14 hrs
Seminar second semester 7 × 2 hours = 14 hrs
Compulsory readings = 86 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
10 September 17.00-19.00 – Introduction; tasks and deadlines; information on Internship by Leiden Internship coordinator (see http://www.hum.leiden.edu/careerservice/work-placements/ and http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/loopbaanservice/afrika_midden_oosten ) and on safety issues.
24 September – Meeting with lecturers and research groups. Presentation Internship proposal. Draft. Submission Internship proposal for getting funding is: 30 October 2015.
8 October – Students present Initial research proposal: (1 or 2) pages
29 October: Students present background readings and textbook chapters; discussion situation funding and Internship
12 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).
3 December: Students present background readings and textbook chapters; discussion situation funding and Internship
10 December : Students present Research Proposal Final version: 10 pages