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150081 SE Research Seminar and Monitoring Class for the Master's and PhD Thesis (2017S)

10.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: Englisch

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 07.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 14.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 21.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 28.03. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 04.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 25.04. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 02.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 09.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 16.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 23.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 30.05. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 13.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 20.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Tuesday 27.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar is an important step in guiding the preparation of an MA or PhD thesis in East Asian Economy and Society. It should thus only be attended in the third or fourth semester of the MA program, or at the beginning of the PhD program.
In the first part of the seminar, we will have an intense discussion of principal matters regarding the writing of academic papers and theses. This will, hopefully, constitute the structured recapitulation of existing knowledge. In the second part, we will apply these skills and approaches by discussing and grading previously written MA theses in EcoS. Simultaneously, we will discuss the participant's own research projects. In particular, we will focus on finding an appropriate topic, research question, and methodology for the thesis. The seminar concludes with the preparation of a first outline and thus leads right into the preparation of the actual MA or PhD thesis.

Assessment and permitted materials

In the first part, students will be asked to read the first chapters of a book on academic writing, a total of about 140 pages. After this, students will write an essay (2500 words) in which they discuss the contents of what they have read in relation to their own work and research projects. Note that this will not be a summary, but rather a critical discussion. The essay must be submitted electronically before the unit begins.
In the second part, students will read and evaluate four actual MA theses that have been written as part of the EcoS program. Each thesis has to be graded numerically and verbal-ly according to the EcoS standard. The reports have to be submitted electronically 24 hours before class. During class, students will be asked to explain their evaluation.
Beginning from the first unit of the seminar, students are required to develop a research topic, a research question/hypothesis, and a draft outline of their research project includ-ing methodology. The outline must be submitted electronically 24 hours before class (see schedule).
The due dates for all assignments are specified in a separate document. A delay in sub-mission of up to 1 week will result in downgrading by one full grade. A delay in submis-sion of up to 2 weeks will result in downgrading by two full grades, and so forth.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Student participation in discussion is an integral part of this course. Regular participation is thus mandatory. The following rules apply: The final grade remains unchanged in the case of one absence. If you are absent for up to 2 times, the final grade will be re-duced by one full grade. If you are absent for up to 3 times, the final grade will be re-duced by two full grades, and so forth.
The final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
Essay Turabian: 20%
Evaluation of MA Thesis 1: 15%
Evaluation of MA Thesis 2: 15%
Evaluation of MA Thesis 3: 15%
Evaluation of MA Thesis 4: 15%
Research topic, research question and outline: 20%

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

Will be posted on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

WM5

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