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Cursus: MCRMV16022
Research Design I RMA Gender
Cursus informatieRooster
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen RMA;
ContactpersoonJ. Mascat
J. Mascat
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
J. Mascat
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1-2  (02-09-2020 t/m 29-01-2021)
TimeslotD: D (WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag)
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 17-08-2020 09:00 t/m 18-08-2020 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
After completion of this course, the student:
A) will be able to write and revise a research proposal for the thesis or a PhD grant application;
B) is well versed in presenting the research project and discussing the proposal with other peers and faculty members;
C) is acquainted with the process of academic publishing;
D) is able to write an academic book review and is able to formulate critical evaluations with appropriate academic language.
This interdisciplinary module covers advanced academic skills at the Research Master level. The course is organized around topics related to academic methodology and thesis writing. The class sessions serve as a workshop space where students can discuss work-in-progress and also offer feedback to one another. In the first semester (blocks 1-2), Research Design I is comprised of two different, interconnected strands. The first strand focuses on developing skills and practical academic knowledge, while the second strand aims at developing skills in scholarly literacy and academic writing. This includes learning how to approach the research and writing process in terms of time-management and effective professional communication. The seminar aims to offer a research environment in which students can reflect on their research topic at a meta-discursive level, with special emphasis on methodological issues and theoretical perspectives. In this respect, the course also serves as a space to articulate specific challenges students are facing in relation to the research process in general and to thesis preparation in specific.

Career orientation:

Students acquire skills to orient themselves in the academic/research job market and develop the appropriate language and style to apply for research positions and practice networking skills, including the following:
- how to locate calls for papers for journals and conferences in their areas of interests;
- how to find information for future employment;
- how to apply to PhD or grant opportunities;
- how to effectively communicate and approach experts.

Only open to students enrolled in the RMA Gender Studies and GEMMA.
Aanvullende informatie
Deze cursus wordt online aangeboden. Let op: toetsing kan op locatie plaatsvinden.
Kijk voor meer informatie over de cursus vanaf augustus regelmatig op Blackboard.
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Ingeschreven voor een opleiding van de faculteit Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Verplicht materiaal

The course is a 'lintmodule' for blocks 1 and 2 and meets approximately once every two weeks. The course is organised around themes related to academic literacy, methodology and academic writing. Each session, the students are divided into small groups where they discuss the matters at stake. Students read and give feedback to each other's assignments, including research questions, annotated bibliographies, thesis proposal, and book review. Each session then concludes with a plenary discussion to discuss questions related to the thesis writing process.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students are required to engage with the materials (readings of peers' texts) for each session, attend class, complete written assignments.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Students are required to read each other's work in progress, provide feedback, and actively engage in discussion.

Actieve deelname
Minimum cijfer-

Minimum cijfer5,5

Academic performance in oral and written form on Research MA level.

To be announced in course syllabus.

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