The course is Part I of three courses in Academic Skills that are part of the first year of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CA-DS). Admission to the course is restricted to students enrolled in the CA-DS Bachelor’s programme.
Language of Instruction
Lectures are taught in English.
Practicum: The three practicals attended by all students at once are supervised in English; the Library practical can be folowed in either Dutch or English.
Exams (in the form of assignments) can be written in either Dutch or English.
Description / Course Objectives
To introduce a number of different academic techniques of presentation
To offer an introduction to critical appreciation of sources as representations
To create awareness of the problems of plagiarism and fraud in present-day academic life
To teach analysis of a range of academic formats, such as journal articles, reviews, edited volumes and monographs
To learn skills required to search and select literature in academic libraries and databases.
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Mode of instruction
A total of 5 ECTS = 140 sbu (study hours):
lectures 14 × 2 hours = 42 sbu
practicals 3 × 2 hours = 6 sbu
library practical 1 × 2 hours = 2 sbu
written assignments 3000 words = 40 sbu
additional literature 50 p. = 50 sbu
weekly writing assignments with compulsory re-sits within three weeks in cases of inadequate performance
testing in practicals
attendance at lectures, practicals and tests
mandatory presence at library practicals
library practical test
Only the final mark is registered in Usis. A passing final mark is 6,0 and higher; inadequate final mark is 5,0 or lower. Final marks are never between 5,0 and 6,0.
Lectures form an integral part of the course, which means that there will be assignment questions on the lectures.
Absence from more than 3 lectures results in not obtaining the final grade, unless an additional assignment is done.
Exemptions can be requested to the Examination Board in a motivated latter or mail.
Weekly assignments follow a syllabus given at the beginning of the course. Any changes to the syllabus will be notified on Blackboard. Participants may register on Blackboard up to 2 weeks before the course begins
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Registration in uSis
First-year CA-OS students: registration in Usis is NOT necessary as students will be registered by the Student Services Centre (SSC).
Second-year CA-OS students must register for all lectures, but not for tutorials.
Registration periods and further information about procedure is given on the website on course registration.
Course coordinator [Dr. Jan Jansen]