Eurocompetence III b

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LUX021M05
Vaknaam Eurocompetence III b
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
Rooster Rooster onder voorbehoud

Uitgebreide vaknaam Eurocompetence III b: Research Proposal Writing
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to*:

1. Apply theoretical knowledge in practice; the course offers guidance on and develops workable and acceptable approaches to professional/academic project applications, with a high awareness of sensitivity of the issues at stake (LO 15).
2. Successfully conceive, plan, design and manage complicated medium-term (research) projects in a transnational and multicultural environment (LO 17).
3. Make judgments by integrating complex (and conflicting and insufficient) data, with the intention to identify rational and sustainable solutions to identified problems (LO 10).
4. Successfully communicate and transfer politicised and sensitive information in oral and written form to different types of addressees/audiences (LO 13).
5. Independently prepare and write project applications by identifying the project’s contribution to existing knowledge and experience, the most effective approach to it and structuring of it, cost effectiveness, and the relevant audiences/project beneficiaries (LO 11).
6. Participate in group work productively and take the lead on occasion, presiding over debates and discussions in an international/multicultural group (LO 20).
7. Apply appropriate management skills, such as leadership, decision-making, motivation to work effectively in a multicultural/transnational setting (LO 16).
8. Demonstrate the capability for analysis and criticism, including the ability to both accept and provide critical constructive feedback whilst working with peers in a collaborative learning environment. They also show an ability to undertake self-analysis, showing a well-developed awareness of their own identity and related norms and values, as well as insight into personal strengths, weaknesses and abilities (LOs 7, 19).
9. Learn from and responding accurately to unexpected developments, taking these into account to accommodate and develop suitable strategies accordingly (LO 21).

*Figures between brackets refer to the related overall Learning Outcomes (LOs) of the Euroculture programme.
Omschrijving Continuing with the development of students' professional competences which begins with Eurocompetence I and II and proceeds during the 3rd semester, Eurocompetence IIIb facilitates the independent preparation and writing of a research grant application.

Building on the experiences of project management conducted during the 2nd semester, students will focus in this course on the process of writing a significantly developed proposal. Students will first be introduced to the process and theory of writing a PhD proposal. Subsequently, students will gain practical experience in writing their own PhD proposal, subsequently presenting that proposal before a (mock) panel, and will also critically and constructively assess the proposals of their peers.

Within the academic track, students will develop detailed knowledge about the opportunities and resources for proposed PhD research projects available within the European context.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm congres
Toetsvorm presentatie
Vaksoort master jr 2
Coördinator prof. dr. R.L. Holzhacker
Docent(en) prof. dr. R.L. Holzhacker
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Academic Track: Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals. 6th ed. SAGE Publications, Inc., 2013 (various editions in circulation and acceptable). Locke, Lawrence F., Waneen W. (Wyrick) Spirduso, and Stephen Silverman
Entreevoorwaarden Admission to master programme Euroculture and successful completion of Semesters 1 and 2 of the MA Euroculture programme, as well as the module MA Thesis Euroculture: initial research (in the 3rd semester).
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Europese Studies: Euroculture 2 semester II keuzegroep