Project Oriented Course

2021/2022

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Only students who have passed examinations in the Master’s programme corresponding to a minimum of 20 ECTS can be enrolled in this module.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises:

Part 1: a project oriented course in an institution, organisation or company in Denmark or abroad and a report on experience gained during the project oriented course.

Part 2: an element-based project related to the project oriented course.

The project oriented course may take place in an institution, organisation or enterprise abroad or in Denmark, where the student works with issues which are relevant to the programme. For students who have chosen to specialise within Arctic Studies, the project oriented course must be topically relevant to this area specialisation. The project oriented course must be of a duration of at least three months, full-time and must include an international or intercultural dimension.

Suggestions made by the student as regards the subject of a project oriented course must be approved in advance by the study board.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • one or more areas of the programme disciplines through encounter with a specific, relevant context
  • reflection on selected issues of practical relevance on the basis of theoretical knowledge of international and/or intercultural processes.

Skills

  • identifying scientific issues within one or a number of the disciplinary areas of the programme of relevance to the organisation
  • assessing and choosing among scientific theories and methods, and, on the background of these, substantiating choices made and setting up relevant models for analysis and problem solving
  • producing independent and focused analyses of issues within one or a number of the disciplinary areas of the programme through investigations in the organisation
  • communicating these to peers and non-specialists.

Competences

  • delimiting and analysing issues of practical relevance
  • adding a practice-oriented dimension to already existing knowledge
  • translating disciplinary theoretical knowledge into practice in an international and/or intercultural perspective
  • independently pursuing personal competency development in relation to issues of practical relevance
  • entering into disciplinary and cross-disciplinary cooperation in an organisation
  • assuming professional responsibility and, on this background, carrying out a given task
  • managing work and development situations in international or intercultural environments, which are complex, unpredictable and require new models for problem solving.

Type of instruction

Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.

Exam

Exams

Name of examProject Oriented Course
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal, written examination in: project oriented course project.

The examination consists of an element-based project work which is based on an issue relevant to the project oriented course location. The project work has an international/intercultural perspective, and is comprised of three separate elements. If the student has chosen the specialisation in Arctic Studies, the project elements must be written within this area. The project oriented course project must be prepared individually and must not exceed 20 pages in total.

During the semester, students must prepare three draft versions (one for each element) which must be discussed with their supervisor. At the end of the semester, students must submit one coherent project comprising the revised versions of the three elements for a combined assessment.

1. The first element must identify issues that are relevant to the project oriented course and give an account of theories and/or studies which have dealt with similar or otherwise relevant issues as well as an initial problem formulation that must have an international/intercultural perspective.

2. In the second element, the student must critically discuss possible methodological approaches to deal with the problem in focus. On the basis of the discussion, students must choose and describe a methodological framework, including description of data and possibly data collection, reflection on methods of analysis as well as possible ethic and practical issues.

3. The third element must comprise the project’s analysis. This project element must be based on the theoretical and methodological choices made in the other two project elements and include discussions of the results of the analysis in relation to the problem formulation.

Finally, the student will revise and join all three elements in a coherent project to be submitted for a combined assessment.

In addition, the student must submit a non-academic report on experience gained during the project oriented course of no more than 3 pages. In this report, the student must reflect on and explain practical, social and other relevant experience gained during the project oriented course in an institution, organisation or company in Denmark or abroad. The report must include a statement from the host institution documenting that the student has worked satisfactorily on tasks relevant to the Master's programme.
ECTS30
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProjektorienteret forløb
Module codeKACCG20208
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS30
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Cross-Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities