After absolving this course, students should be able to:|
• formulate an appropriate research question within the field of study
• carry out alimited amount of research and to be able to report on its results
• know and employ the appropriate instruments for carrying out research
This course is part of the minor The Middle Ages. |
This fourth course within the minor 'The Middle Ages', aims to familiarize students with research of the medieval period in different disciplines. In order to do so, we concentrate on a particular theme: the way medieval men and women dealt with and thought about animals. This topic will be dealt with from different angles: a more historical one, an art historical one and a more literary approach. We will look at animals as property and as food, but also at animal symbolism in art or literature. We will explore different venues for research and a great range of source material. As end product students deliver a paper of 4000 words in which they demonstrate their abilities to set up and conduct their own research.
LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major, need to complete a compulsory preparation course/assignment. See for more information: https://tcs.sites.uu.nl/