Project Work within Mobilities, Sustainable Development and Social Change

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objectives

  • to provide students with additional factual and theoretical knowledge within the subject areas of the modules of the third semester
  • to give them the opportunity to reflect critically on theories and their usability in particular contexts
  • to gain experience with empirical data collection and reflect on this process
  • to gather experience in working in an interdisciplinary team of people with different competences and cultural backgrounds
  • to practice discussing controversial issues while respecting other people’s opinions
  • to gain experience in collecting large quantities of data and information and processing it in order to solve a particular problem
  • to practise academic writing
  • to learn how to complete a project within a set deadline.

 

Contents

Students will choose a problem within the modules of the third semester and work on it independently in groups of minimum two students. The University provides academic supervision. Students must discuss various theories and select one or several, which they believe to be relevant. Students must discuss which type of empirical data might be relevant in this context and organise the data collection. The topic of the project must be formulated as a problem, and students must seek to answer this problem. The answer must be based on theoretical reflection and  be empirically grounded using skills obtained from working within problem based learning the past two semesters. Purely descriptive projects are not acceptable.
 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • possess additional factual knowledge of theories and practices within the subject areas covered in the modules of the third semester and can reflect on these on a scientific basis
  • possess further knowledge and understanding of the themes within these fields and various approaches to the study of these.

Skills

  • can apply their knowledge to select theories that serve the analytical purpose and at the same time remain critical to these theories.
  • can collect empirical data systematically in order to solve a problem within the modules of the third semester and reflect critically on this process
  • can integrate theory and empirical data on an interdisciplinary basis
  • can communicate in written and spoken academic English.

Competences

  • can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge
  • can work purposely on an answer to a given problem and within a set deadline
  • can work in a team of people with different competences and cultural backgrounds.

Type of instruction

The module consists of the written student project.

Exam

Exams

Name of examProject Work within Mobilities, Sustainable Development and Social Change
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The examination for module 24 is an external oral examination conducted on the basis of a written project report. The examination is based on the project report produced by a group of students. It is not possible to write a semester project individually. The minimum and the maximum number of pages for the project report are as follows:

2 students: min 22 pages, max 40 pages
3 students: min 28 pages, max 50 pages
4 students: min 32 pages, max 60 pages
5 students: min 37 pages, max 70 pages

Duration of examination: The duration of the examination is 20 minutes per student plus 10 minutes per group, up to a maximum total of two hours.
ECTS15
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProject Work within Mobilities, Sustainable Development and Social Change
Module codeGRS024
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of International Affairs
DepartmentDepartment of Politics and Society
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences