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Prospectus

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Thesis Seminar February Intake

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

Only students who are admitted and enrolled in the master’s programme Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology can take part in this course.
(See mastersinleiden.nl)

Description

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 Master's programme. The focus will be on the level of analysis, the units of analysis, and the process of constructing a written academic argument.

Timetable

Please see the online time-table

Mode of instruction

5 ECTS = 140 study hours (sbu):

  • 7 workshops of 2-3 hours = 20 sbu

  • 7 assignments (2 pp. each) = 120 sbu

Students from both specialisations will share one single seminar group.

Assessment method

This course aims to reflect on the theories and epistemologies discussed in the first part of the master programme, but in relation to the fieldwork experience as well as the fieldwork data collected in the second part of the programme. Attention will also be paid to issues related to level of analysis and units of analysis.

Registration

Students are required to register for this course on Blackboard but do not need to register on uSis.
(Registration for the exam is not required since there is no classical examination.)

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used to make information and assignments available. Blackboard module for this course will be available for registration by end August 2017.

Reading list

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

Contact information

Dr. Erik de Maaker