Ma Thesis A & C: Cognition & Criticism

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode LWX997M20
Vaknaam Ma Thesis A & C: Cognition & Criticism
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels en Nederlands
Periode semester II
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Master’s Thesis Arts & Culture: Arts, Cognition and Criticism
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:

Independently develop a research question / hypothesis on a topical issue within the field of expertise of the degree programme.

Discuss the relevance of their research question / hypothesis given the current academic debate on their topic, and, if applicable, practical developments in the art field.

Independently develop a suitable methodology to answer the research question / proof or disproof the hypothesis building on the academic literature relevant to their questions / hypothesis.

Discuss the implications of the outcomes of their research for further academic research, and, if applicable, for the practices in the art field.

Present the outcomes of their research in writing, using proper English of Dutch, respecting the academic codes of their field of expertise.
Omschrijving The foundations for writing a thesis lie in the personal interest of a student in a specific field within their track. In the thesis, knowledge acquired during the degree programme is further developed with the help of recent literature, with the aim of studying a current or possible problem within the academic discourse in the relevant field. Writing a thesis consists of three phases: writing a thesis proposal, writing the thesis and the assessment of the thesis / final version.

The Master’s thesis (20 ECTS) is the final assessment tool of the degree programme. In the Master’s thesis, students demonstrate the ability to study an issue in the field of arts, culture and the media – depending on their track – independently and in an academically responsible way, and to present the results adequately to colleagues and, if relevant, non-specialist interested parties. When doing this, students demonstrate that the learning outcomes of the degree programme have been sufficiently realized.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm zelfstudie (begeleid)
Toetsvorm scriptie
Vaksoort master jr 1
Coördinator prof. dr. B.P. van Heusden
Docent(en) diverse docenten ,dr. T.E. Lijster ,prof. dr. B.P. van Heusden
Entreevoorwaarden Students must have earned at least 20 ECTS in other course units before they can start their placement and thesis.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Kunst- en Cultuurwetenschappen (Kunsten, Cultuur en Media/Kunstgeschiedenis)  (Ma Arts, Culture and Media: Arts, Cognition and Criticism) 1 semester II verplicht