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Магистерская программа «Глобальная и региональная история / Global and Regional History»

Research Seminar

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
12
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course aims at providing guidance in writing MA dissertations. The Research seminar strengthens research skills and introduces students to diverse methodologies. During the first year, this research seminar teaches students basic aspects of a historian’s craft. The course works as a workshop and includes: 1) Seminars on major methods in history; 2) a short mini-course on Academic Rhetoric; 3) joined seminars with students of the second years; 4) project sessions discussing provisional MA theses.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce students to basic requirements for writing a MA thesis
  • To help students finding a relevant doable research focus
  • To master students' skill of writing and thinking on paper
  • To stimulate an interdepartmental cross-disciplinary scholarly dialogue
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to create an effective academic research proposal
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Basics of Academic Rhetoric
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Individual project 'Introducing fellows to my field of inquiry'
  • non-blocking Project Proposal (a first draft)
  • non-blocking Participation in seminars
  • non-blocking Review of a fellow's proposal
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.2 * Individual project 'Introducing fellows to my field of inquiry' + 0.25 * Participation in seminars + 0.35 * Project Proposal (a first draft) + 0.2 * Review of a fellow's proposal
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.25 * Individual project 'Introducing fellows to my field of inquiry' + 0.2 * Participation in seminars + 0.35 * Project Proposal (a first draft) + 0.2 * Review of a fellow's proposal
  • 2022/2023 1st module
  • 2022/2023 2nd module
  • 2022/2023 3rd module
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • 50 steps to improving your academic writing : study book, Sowton, C., 2012
  • 50 steps to improving your academic writing. Study book, Sowton, Ch., 2012
  • A sequence for academic writing, Behrens, L., 2005
  • Academic writing : a handbook for international students, Bailey, S., 2011
  • Bailey, S. (2017). Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students (Vol. Fifth edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1650435
  • Tusting, K., McCulloch, S., Bhatt, I., Hamilton, M., & Barton, D. (2019). Academics Writing : The Dynamics of Knowledge Creation. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2138179

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Stylish academic writing, Sword, H., 2012