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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.


April 12 – May 31, 2012, 13-15 h, (no lecture on May 17th)

Pieter de la Court Building

  • Group 1 (Jansen): room 5B02

  • Group 2 (De Maaker): room 1A24

  • Group 3 (Maeckelbergh): room SA37

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 2011.

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 )