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Course module: UCINTHON32
Student-designed Honors Seminar
Course info
Course codeUCINTHON32
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / Level3 (Bachelor Advanced)
Course typeSelf-study assignments
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byUniversity College; Humanities;
Contact persondr. C. Robbiano
dr. C. Robbiano
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Contactperson for the course
dr. C. Robbiano
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
SEM2  (22/01/2018 to 15/05/2018)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
RemarkCourse content changes each year. Does not count towards graduation requirements, unless explicitly requested.
Course application processTutor / Education&Student Office
Additional informationNew students indicate course preferences on their UCU application form. Continuing students contact their tutor.
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processEducation&Student office
Additional informationThe Education&Student office places students based on tutor-led course registration and maximum class size.
Course goals
After completing the course, students are able to:
  • generate ideas
  • exercise independent learning
  • work with the principle of self-assessment
  • create and stimulate a learning community within the course
  • provide material and experiences that can be used to filter back to the regular curriculum
  • independently find and review literature on the topic of their choice and derive a set of academically relevant and clearly formulated questions to be explored and researched during the course
  • elaborate these questions into a complete course plan, consisting of a detailed course manual with weekly contents and procedures
  • produce a number of self-chosen assessment pieces that testify to high-level academic quality
  • combine insights from various academic disciplines or fields of study, and derive overarching conclusions from them
Further contents and aims are determined by the students under the advice of the course supervisor. The full course outline is submitted to the Heads of Department for approval in the semester before the course is scheduled to take place.
The content of this course is determined by the students, guided and advised by the course supervisor(s).  Course supervisors are requested by the students in consultation with the course co-ordinator, and change every time the course is offered. There may be one or more topics proposed for the course, and all students in the course, regardless of the topic on which they focus, are required to work together as a multidisciplinary seminar group.
Access to the course involves a selection process. Students are evaluated on the following criteria:
  1. Motivation
  2. Academic performance
  3. Ability to take part in cross-disciplinary work
These criteria are generally assessed via:
  1. Motivation and preparedness
  2. GPA
  3. Breadth of the student's academic program or experience
The following are recommended  guidelines for adequate preparation:
  1. breadth requirement is completed
  2. at least one of the major tracks is completed
  3. relevant methodology courses/lab courses and any core 200 levels are completed
  4. candidates are in their Senior year
  5. GPA is 3.5 or higher
Students who indicate an interest in this course but who do not obviously meet the criteria will be interviewed by the course co-ordinator and the intended supervisor.

The course takes the form of a seminar with student-organised lectures, workshops, and presentations. The exact format differs per topic, and the course proceeds as described in the full course outline.
Entry requirements
You must have at least 60 credits of the bachelor program
Prerequisite knowledge
- one level 2 skills course
- breadth requirement
- one level 3 course
Required materials
The course materials should be determined by the students, along with the course co-ordinator. A literature list should be in place before the semester in which the course runs.
Instructional formats
INT research

General remarks
The course should have at least three graded assessment pieces, to include a literature collection exercise (bibliography, review, summary, presentation etc), a solid piece of work, either individual or collaborative, and an event or series of events which are made open to the student body general. There should also be a motivated self assessment. The relative weight of the assessment pieces is determined by the students on the advice of the supervisor and as approved by the Heads of Department.

Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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