Universität Wien FIND

Return to Vienna for the summer semester of 2022. We are planning to hold courses mainly on site to enable the personal exchange between you, your teachers and fellow students. We have labelled digital and mixed courses in u:find accordingly.

Due to COVID-19, there might be changes at short notice (e.g. individual classes in a digital format). Obtain information about the current status on u:find and check your e-mails regularly.

Please read the information on https://studieren.univie.ac.at/en/info.

220083 SE SE Master Seminar (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work
MIXED

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

*The course will be offered (hopefully) initially on-site and on general as a hybrid model, depending on the COVID measures, policies and conditions. Please note therefore that while at the time of writing the intention is to run the course as an on-site course, it may be that newer announcements may change this.
Allowed on-site are students with a valid certificate of one of the 3-G as in Austrian policy, i.e. a valid vaccination certificate or PCR test or full recovery from COVID. For exact details please always consult the University of Vienna and Ministry of Health guidelines.

*ATTENTION: there is an obligatory attendance to an OLINE event on October 11-12, please see course description for details.

Tuesday 19.10. 09:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum 9, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 16.11. 09:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum 9, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 30.11. 09:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum 9, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 14.12. 09:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum 9, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG
Tuesday 18.01. 09:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum 9, Währinger Straße 29 2.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Attention: this course is connected to the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 11-12 October, which can be attended online. This year's focus is youth and human rights. You are required to attend at least the three sessions, two of your choosing and one obligatory on Children's Right to privacy and Emerging Citizenship. For the programme please see here:
https://fra.europa.eu/en/event/2020/fundamental-rights-forum-2021

This is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence dedicated course (please visit Mediagovernance.univie.ac.at). This means that there is a special interest in exploring dimensions of European integration through the study of media. The designation European does not exclude from attention to the rest of the world- it does mean however the study of the ways in which Europe and the world affect each other.

This course is particularly beneficial and suitable for those students who have a strong interest in the role of the media and communication in social change and social justice questions. More specifically, questions, which explore the dynamics of several factors which shape what media and communicating processes are and to what extent they serve full and universal notions of citizenship (exercising rights such as freedom of expression, privacy, assembly, voting and participation in public life). These factors can be political economic, institutional, legal, but also can derive from common global, local mass action as for example through social movements such as Extinction Rebellion, Women's March, European Solidarity etc.
*Special attention in this course is to be given to research projects that explore the intersection of Europe (and European integration) and that of the Informational Rights of children and youth as emerging citizens.*

This course should help and accompany you with the composition of your master thesis concept. We will cover all parts of a research concept including research question, choosing an appropriate theoretical frame and suitable methodological approach, handling literature on a state of the art level of research, structure and design of research, and, last but not least, communicating it. There is no topic limitation on your master thesis. At the end of this course, you should have a master thesis concept ready to be presented to a potential supervisor.
This seminar isn’t about a fixed working program you have to fulfill. The course units should be on the one hand a refresher course on the skills you have learned during your study: Doing communication research on your own. On the other hand, it should help you to focus on a research topic, to acquire state of the art knowledge on this topic, to identify a research gap on this topic, to draft a research design, narrow enough to be done in about 6 months, and to write a concept, so you can acquire a supervisor for further steps.
In order to provide students with assistance for their master thesis concept, the following topics will be discussed in class: Choosing a Research Topic / Finding the Research Gap, Research Resources & Reference Software Theory Building - Creativity - Theoretical Frames, “Correct” Methods (qualitative vs. quantitative) Research Design – Operationalization, Academic Language / Presenting at Conferences Academic, Publishing & Peer Review Process, Ethics in Academic Research

Assessment and permitted materials

Attention: this course is connected to the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 11-12 October, which can be attended online. This year's focus is youth and human rights. You are required to attend at least the three sessions, two of your choosing and one obligatory on Children's Right to privacy and Emerging Citizenship. For the programme please see here:
https://fra.europa.eu/en/event/2020/fundamental-rights-forum-2021Assessment will be based on the following course requirements:
Research Idea: 5%
Literature Review and Concept Presentation: 15%
Written Concept: 60%
Participation: 10% (this includes attendance to the FRA event)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The grading scheme reads as follows:
A = 1 (Very Good): 87 - 100%
B = 2 (Good): 75 - 86,99%
C = 3 (Satisfactory): 63 - 74,99%
D = 4 (Enough): 50 - 62,99%
F = 5 (Not Enough): 00 - 49,99%
Class attendance is mandatory.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

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