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240525 AL Anthro Lab (P6) (2018W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


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


max. 20 participants
Language: English



Monday, October 8, 2018 11.30-14.45 Location: Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock;
Monday, November 5, 2018 11:30-14:45 Location: Sitzungszimmer C424, NIG 4. Stock;
Monday, December 3, 2018 11.30-14.45 Location: Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock;
Thursday, January 10, 2019 11.30-14.45 Location: Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock;
Thursday, January 31, 2019 11.30-14.40 Location: Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

The main goal of the seminar is for each student to develop a research proposal that can serve as the basis for the student’s MA-thesis. Students should have an idea what they want to work on but they should not yet have conducted their MA fieldwork (in individual cases, this may be acceptable).

In five steps, students will be led to develop research questions, select the appropriate literature and theoretical perspectives, as well as methods, and to envision possible results, before completing their research proposals.

There will be written assignments every time, which need to be presented in plenary or peer-group discussions. Critical discussions of your peers’ assignments are a necessary ingredient for successful completion.

Assessment and permitted materials

A mandatory seminar paper (research proposal) will count for 50% of the grade. The rest of the grade will be determined by short oral presentations and written assignments, as well as by course participation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to receive a passing grade, you need at least 60 points. A 'sehr gut' requires at least 90 out of 100 points (a 'gut' at least 80 points, etc.). Attendance is required throughout the semester.

Your grade will be determined by the following elements:
MA Research Proposal 50% (or 50 points)
Presentation of Research Question 10% (or 10 points)
Presentation of Literature Research 10% (or 10 points)
Presentation of Methods 10% (or 10 points)
Presentation of anticipated results 10% (or 10 points)
Participation 10% (or 10 points)

Examination topics

There will be no exams.

Reading list

Depends mostly on your research interests.

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Last modified: Mo 01.10.2018 19:28