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210092 SE BAK18: Bachelor's Seminar (2018W)

12.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

A registration via u:space during the registration phase is required. Late registrations are NOT possible.
Students who miss the first lesson without prior notification will lose their seat in the course.

Follow the principles of good scientific practice.

The course instructor may invite students to an oral exam about the student’s written contributions in the course. Plagiarized contributions have the consequence that the course won’t be graded (instead the course will be marked with an ‘X’ in the transcript of records).

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 17.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 24.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 31.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 07.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 14.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 21.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 28.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 05.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 12.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 09.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 16.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 23.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock
Wednesday 30.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 (S1), NIG 2. Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The purpose of the Bachelor's seminar is to support you while working on the bachelor thesis. As written in the guidelines of University of Vienna, the course aims to deepen your theoretical, technical and methodological competencies, in addition to making you qualified for addressing a research question in political science in an autonomous way.
In the Bachelor's seminar, you will develop a research question related to a specific topic of interest and present it in the seminar. These topics will be discussed with the other students and with the lecturer both in class and individually. In addition to the ongoing work on the bachelor thesis, the seminar also includes an overview of scientific methods that can be applied to properly address different research questions.
The research question that you aim to address in the bachelor thesis must be related to the following “core subjects”: "Political System of Austria and the EU" ("Politisches System Österreichs und die EU").
Please note: before registering, you should have a look at the approaches and the thematic priorities of the different lecturers for the Bachelor's seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

The final assessment will be based on the following components:
- 1st Written research proposal. Research project (10% of the final grade)
- 2nd Written research proposal (15% of final grade)
- Oral presentation (15% of final grade)
- Bachelor thesis (60% of final grade, deadline 1 March 2019).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Attending the first class (10 October 2018)
- Regular attendance (you can miss maximum two classes, apart from the first class)
- Willingness to cooperate in class and to give feedback to other students’ presentations
- Writing a research proposal and presenting through different activities
- Timely submission of the assignments
- Timely submission of a bachelor thesis that meets the formal criteria (deadline: 31 July 2018).

Examination topics

Reading list

Useful readings:
- Della Porta, D. und Keating, M. (2008) Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences. A Pluralist Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Kellstedt, P. M. und G. D. Whitten (2013) The Fundamentals of Political Science Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Association in the course directory

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