Universität Wien FIND

240529 AL Anthro Lab (P6) (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!

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). The plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.


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


max. 10 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Update 11.12.2020: Due to the current Covid-19 Situation the course will change to digital till the end of the semester.

Update 3.11.2020: Due to the current Covid-19 Situation the course will change to digital till the end of the year.

Attendance at the first meeting is mandatory. I plan to hold all meetings in person but COVID-19 might necessitate changes mid-stream.

Wednesday 14.10. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 18.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 27.01. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital


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.

Association in the course directory

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