This course is designed for students preparing to write their final thesis (BA or MA) in the field of Didactics. Looking for suitable and, above all, viable topics, presenting first ideas and subsequently coming up with a plan on how to carry out your actual research will be at the centre of the preparatory process.
Candidates will be required to submit and present different types of documents, e.g. literature overview, research proposal, abstract, etc.
You will be working independently outside class, preparing findings to peers and supervisors on a regular basis. Standards of academic research and writing will be discussed in plenary sessions.
Students are expected to use feedback constructively and thus gradually commit to a final version of their research project.
Dates on Wednesday, 12.04.2017, Wednesday, 26.04.2017, Wednesday, 10.05.2017, Wednesday, 24.05.2017, Wednesday, 07.06.2017, Wednesday, 21.06.2017, Wednesday, 05.07.2017 16:30 - 18:00 This course is open to all students who are preparing to write or are already in the process of writing their BA and MA theses in American literary and cultural studies. Here, students can develop an exposé in the course of the term, or present the results of their current work on their projects, as well as hone their academic writing skills. The course also offers opportunities to discuss seminal theoretical texts central to the research projects of the participants.
Requirements: regular attendance; development and presentation of an exposé; completion of writing assignments; active participation in class discussions and writing exercises.
Credit points: 3 KP (6 KP as research module).
Schedule: weekly (t.b.a. according to the schedules of the participants).
Abschluss des MA Curriculums nach PO Fachmaster, Anlage 6.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Fähigkeit, eine Fragestellung aus einer anglistischen Fachkomponente nach wissenschaftlichen Maßstäben zu entwickeln. Forschungsnahes, eigenständiges, wissenschaftliches Arbeiten; Verfassen einer längeren wissenschaftlichen Arbeit.