Specialeforberedende kursus

2019/2020

Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

The objective of this module is to enable the students to define and delimit a potential topic and problem field for their MA thesis within the subject area of Development and International Relations. In addition, the  aim is to enable the students to identify and collect relevant data and literature within this problem field.

Students are expected to identify a problem area for their thesis, collect relevant literature related to this area of study and outline key perspectives within that field. The problem area and the relevant literature must be outlined in a synopsis.

The students will be expected to identify a problem field within Development and International Relations in collaboration with a supervisor and work independently with data collection and literature review within the chosen problem area.

Læringsmål

Viden

  • Will have acquired specific knowledge about key empirical aspects of the selected problem area
  • Are familiar with the central academic debates in relation to the chosen topic/problem area

Færdigheder

  • Can identify a relevant problem area within the field of development and international relations and argue for the relevance of the chosen problem
  • Are able to find relevant academic literature on the chosen topic
  • Can summarize the major academic debates in regards to the selected subject area.
  • Can select relevant theories and methods in relation to the chosen problem area and argue for this choice.

Kompetencer

  • Can delimit a research area and outline a research project
  • Can work independently with academic literature search
  • Can apply and explain academic and PBL principles to create a project design, which can form the basis for the MA thesis.

Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats

5 ECTS

Eksamen

Prøver

Prøvens navnThesis Preparation
Prøveform
Skriftlig
The examination is an individual written exam in the form of a synopsis including a literature review. The synopsis may be a maximum of 6 pages.
ECTS5
Tilladte hjælpemidler
Alle skriftlige og alle elektroniske hjælpemidler
BedømmelsesformBestået/ikke bestået
CensurIntern prøve
VurderingskriterierVurderingskriterierne er angivet i Universitets eksamensordning

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelThesis Preparation
ModulkodeKAINF201920
ModultypeKursus
Varighed1 semester
SemesterEfterår
ECTS5
UndervisningssprogEngelsk
TompladsJa
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg
Modulansvarlig

Organisation

StudienævnStudienævnet for Internationale Forhold
InstitutInstitut for Politik og Samfund
FakultetDet Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet