Developing Research Proposals and Projects
The seminar is devoted to the discussion of planned thesis projects. Each student presents his/her plan after which the seminar continues with a discussion of the conceptual framework, research methodology and available literature on the topic of the proposal.
By the end of the class, students will have acquired the skills of how to defend their initial research and thesis plans and how to modify these plans in the light of received comments.
Evaluation is based 50% on the presentation of the proposal and 50% on class participation. The seminar is pass/fail.