Master's Thesis American Studies

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode LAX999M20
Vaknaam Master's Thesis American Studies
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Ma-scriptie American Studies
Leerdoelen Aims:
- To build upon and develop understanding and knowledge of American culture acquired during MA seminars.
- To explore a specific topic within American Studies in relation to its cultural, historical, political, legal, and literary contexts, as appropriate.
- To develop a range of skills relating to the theory and practice of advanced cultural studies research as they apply to American Studies.
- To foster the scholarly skills and academic knowledge necessary for advanced independent research.
- To equip the student with relevant transferable communication and writing skills, including the use of new, electronic technologies.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this unit, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to undertake independent research projects at MA level, and produce an extended essay of an appropriate standard.
- Show familiarity with appropriate scholarly conventions and standards.
- Demonstrate an ability to make full use of appropriate research resources available to American Studies. - Evaluate critically and show a thorough understanding of current theoretical paradigms relevant to the discipline of American Studies.
- Demonstrate a thorough and detailed understanding of the complexities inherent in a specific aspect (or specific aspects) of American culture in its (their) respective historical, socio-political, or other relevant context(s). - Engage in cross-disciplinary research, as relevant to their chosen topic.
- Demonstrate effective communication and writing skills, and the ability to use appropriate electronic technologies.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm zelfstudie (begeleid)
Toetsvorm scriptie
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. A.M. Martinez
Docent(en) diverse docenten
Entreevoorwaarden BA American Studies obtained and admission to the MA programme (check the degree programme’s Teaching and Examination Regulations).
Opmerkingen 80% Compulsory attendance in seminars.
Students are expected to participate actively in discussions during seminars and to duly carry out all assignments in and outside class.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Noord-Amerikastudies  (Ma American Studies) 1 semester II verplicht