This Master Thesis class will introduce students to the requirements and processes of writing a Master Thesis. The students will be guided through the process of designing a research project and preparing a MA thesis outline, including the practical aspects of academic writing (bibliography, reference systems).
Students will be able to:
a thorough knowledge of the ways of writing a research proposal and presenting it;
the necessary skills for writing a thesis:
- they will be able to analyse their research interests and formulate a pertinent research question;
- they will be able to put together a relevant bibliography;
- they will be able to come up with a hypothesis to answer these questions;
- they will be able to design a thesis proposal.
Please consult the timetable on the MA Arts and Culture website.
Mode of instruction
The total course load is 140 hours (5 ec):
seminar meetings 7 × 2 hours = 14 hours;
compulsory readings = 40 hours;
assignments = 86 hours.
take home examination;
outline of Master Thesis.
There will be a Pass or Fail assessment. A Pass is necessary to be admitted to the actual thesis writing.
Blackboard will be used for assignments and communication in general.
Readings will be provided (electronically) in class.