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240529 AL Anthro Lab (P6) (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 15.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 26.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 10.12. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 21.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 28.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Sitzungs-/Prüfungszimmer, NIG 4. Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The purpose of this course is to guide students in preparing their MA-thesis based on their research. As such, the seminar provides a framework to travel collectively through the process of writing-up. The students are expected to work individually towards their goal of completing the thesis. Topics addressed can include reflecting fieldnotes and interview data, finding key terms, strategies of distancing, a convincing interpretative framework and, last but not least the formal requirements. The students will present their empirical material in class at least once. Openness to constructive criticism, but also to engagement with ideas of peers are crucial aspects required for successful participation.
The aim of the course is to work towards a skeleton thesis in joint discussions about the logic, structure and content. The ultimate outcome will be a commented list of content, chapter outline, draft introduction and/or one empirical chapter at the end of the teaching term.

Assessment and permitted materials

All criteria for evaluation must be fulfilled including the submission of list of content, chapter outline, draft introduction and/or one empirical chapter before the deadline. Requirements for the course completion:
1) Regular attendance and active participation in the class (max. 20 points)
2) Presentation of own empirical data (max 20 points)
3) Commenting other participants research material (max 20 points)
4) Final written paper including list of content (1-2 pages), chapter overview (2-3 pages) draft introduction and/or individual chapter (7-15 pages) to be submitted by February, 28 2020 (max 40 points).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grades:
- 91-100 points: 1 (excellent)
- 81-90 points: 2 (good)
- 71-80 points: 3 (satisfactory)
- 61-70 points: 4 (sufficient)
In order to complete the course, one needs to obtain at least 61 points.

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). From winter term 2019/20 the plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.

Examination topics

Oral participation, interim list of content and empirical material, written comments and final written work (details see above)

Reading list

Compulsory literature and a list of suggested readings will be distributed at course.Recommended reading:
Hoek, Lotte (2014) Sorting things out: organizing and interpreting your data, in: Natalie Konopinski (ed), Doing Anthropological Research. London: Routledge, 103 –117.
Harries, John (2014), Communicating the Research and Writing Up, in: Natalie Konopinski (ed), Doing Anthropological Research. London: Routledge, 118–143.
Fine, Wayne (2005), Doing fieldwork: ethnographic methods for research in developing countries and beyond, Part C: chapter 10 (Academic and Practical Writing), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 149-158.

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