Master's Thesis American Studies

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LAX999M20
Vaknaam Master's Thesis American Studies
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II

Uitgebreide vaknaam Ma-scriptie American Studies
Leerdoelen At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

-Conduct independent research on an American Studies topic
-Produce an extended essay at an appropriate level, abiding by scholarly conventions and standards
-Draw on theoretical frameworks appropriate to American Studies
-Demonstrate a thorough and detailed understanding of the complexities inherent in a specific aspect of American culture in its respective historical, socio-political, or other relevant contexts
Omschrijving An MA dissertation in American Studies is an extended, scholarly, thesis-driven essay, which demonstrates the capacity for independent research, thought, judgment, and writing. It should comply with the substantive and formal requirements and conventions of an argumentative essay. In certain circumstances, other forms of written work may be admissible. Such forms include: a text edition; a business-related dossier; a digital archive; a documentary (though such work would also be framed by an introductory thesis; i.e. purely descriptive dissertations are unlikely to be admissible). Such projects are rare and must be approved by the American Studies Dissertation Committee. The dissertation should have an introduction with a clearly-expressed thesis; chapters in which the argument is developed through appropriate paragraphing, the use of academic vocabulary, and appropriate secondary material; a conclusion which indicates the general significance/application of your thesis to a particular field of research within American Studies, or to the field as a whole. The production of the dissertation encourages independence of thought and requires students to acquire, process and present complex material in a systematic fashion.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm zelfstudie (begeleid)
(individuele begeleiding op afspraak met de docent)
Toetsvorm scriptie
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. T. Jelfs
Docent(en) Dr. T. Jelfs ,Dr. A.M. Martinez ,Dr. K.S. Roberts , J.D. Schnepf, PhD. , M.L. Thompson
Entreevoorwaarden BA American Studies obtained and admission to the MA programme (check the degree programme’s Teaching and Examination Regulations), after passing 3 Research Seminars
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Noord-Amerikastudies  (Ma American Studies) 1 semester II verplicht