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Writing Seminar: telling your story


Admission requirements

Only students who are admitted to the master’s programme Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology can take part in this course.


This course aims to establish the analytical connection between, on the one hand, the fieldwork experiences and the data collected during fieldwork, and, on the other hand, the theories and epistemologies discussed in the first part of the MA programme. The focus will be on the level of analysis, the units of analysis, and the process of constructing a written academic argument.


Thursdays April 14 – May 26, 2011 (no lecture on May 5, national holiday)

  • Group 1 (De Maaker), 11-13 h, room 5B04 (only on 12 May room 1A22)

  • Group 2 (Jansen) 13-15 h, room SA21 (only on 19 May room 1A03)

  • Group 3 (Maeckelbergh): 11-13 h, room 5A37

Mode of instruction

Total: 5 ECTS = 140 study hours (sbu)

  • 6 weekly workshops of 2 hours = 18 sbu

  • 5 weekly assignments (ca. 9.000 words) = 122 sbu

Assesment method

  • average of marks of 6 assignments – all must be marked as “pass” (voldoende) (75%)

  • presence and active participation in workshops and final seminar (25%)


Blackboard will be used to make information and assignments available. Blackboard module for this course wil be availavle for registration from 25 August 2010.

Reading list

There is no separate reading list for this course. Students use the literature they need for writing of their MA Thesis as well as their fieldwork notes.


Students are required to register for this course on Blackboard but do not need to register on uSis.


Dr. Jan Jansen

Contact information

  • Dr. Jan Jansen (room 3A36, tel. 071-527 3996, e-mail )

  • Dr. Erik de Maaker (room 3A33, tel. 071-527 6612, e-mail )

  • Dr. Marianne Maeckelbergh (room 3A27, tel. 071-527 3433, e-mail )

  • Secretariat of the Institute CA-DS (room 3A19, tel. 071-527 3451, e-mail )