Master Thesis Seminar 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EMAS1 Z 5 4 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 89 to 114 hours of self-study English winter

Subject guarantor

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student knows the formal requirements of writing professional texts, knows the citation standards, knows how to conduct literature research and prepare a research-oriented written work project.

Mode of study

Lectures

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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Course contents

The seminar is devoted to ongoing consultations of the theoretical thesis, combining the introduction of basic requirements, procedures and approaches by the supervisor with individual consultations with supervisors.

1 - introduction to the requirements for qualification theses and state examinations

2 - basic methodological approaches and types of research, subject libraries and electronic resources, professional and popular literature

3 - citation standards and how to work with sources

4 - consultation of topics, joint meeting of students and supervisors

5 - literature search

6, 7, 8 - defining the thesis topic: abstract, keywords

9, 10 - thesis structure, bibliography

11, 12 - finalisation of the thesis project

Recommended or required reading

Required:

Shirley, R. - Simmons, M. Photographers and Research: The role of research in contemporary photographic practice. London: Taylor & Francis 2017.

Recommended:

Loveless, N. How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation. Durham - London: Duke University Press 2019.

Belcher, W. J. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, Second Edition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 2019.

Dunleavy, P. Authoring a PhD: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation. London: MacMillan 2003.

Evans, D. - Gruba, P. - Zobel, J. How to Write a Better Thesis. Cham: Springer 2014.

O'Leary, Z. The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project. London: Sage 2017.

Silverman, J. - Rader, D. Writing About Visual and Popular Culture. Peterborough: Broadview Press 2018.

Soles, D. The Academic Essay: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Revise. Studymates 2005.

Turabian, K. Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers, Fifth Edition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 2019.

Turabian, K. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 2018.

Assessment methods and criteria

Regular participation in seminars, submission of the thesis project.

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Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

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