Study Trips and Research Projects

Credits: 
2.0
Status: 
Mandatory
Course Description: 

Course Description

The special short fieldtrips aims to provide professional experiences in a variety of minority research issues, and give unique opportunities to see relevant research institutes and archives in Budapest. During the individual visits, we get an insight into the current work there, meet professionals and experts, and will learn about the institutions and the ongoing work there. The main focuses of the talks are policy issues, best practices, methodological questions, research experiences, data management, and data archiving. During the semester we are planning to visit six different institutions.

 Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have an insight into the functioning of various social science workshops and science activities. Learn about the research activities of individual disciplines, different methodologies, project building and tender opportunities, educational experiences. The field trip will help pupils to prepare for independent research work and give special research ideas and advice.

 

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

 

  • Students learn about the various research disciplines and trends in minority
  • Find their way in different research methodology practices studying nationalism, ethnicity and minorities
  • Getting to know different NGOs dealing advocacy, legal aid, tolerance building, and multicultural network building
  • Get an insight into the work of minority political experts on government and local ground
  • Will be able to prepare their own research plan in the field of ethnic studies and minority research

 

 

Course Requirements

Participation in the study tours is mandatory. Students by the end of the six field visits will have to write a fully prepared research proposal (including concept, project objectives, research methods, structure and outline of the planned field-work, list of milestones, timing, budget, and dissemination) based on their personal academic interest in connection to the experiences coming from the visits to the different institutions. Deadline of the final papers is a week after the end of the semester.

Assessment (100% of the final grade).  Detailed description of the assignment specifying grading criteria – i.e. on what basis will be the grade/points for this assignment awarded.

 

  • Participation in the study tours 30%
  • Final paper (fully prepared research proposal) 70%
Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, students will have an insight into the functioning of various social science workshops and science activities. Learn about the research activities of individual disciplines, different methodologies, project building and tender opportunities, educational experiences. The field trip will help pupils to prepare for independent research work and give special research ideas and advice.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Students learn about the various research disciplines and trends in minority

Find their way in different research methodology practices studying nationalism, ethnicity and minorities

Getting to know different NGOs dealing advocacy, legal aid, tolerance building, and multicultural network building

Get an insight into the work of minority political experts on government and local ground

Will be able to prepare their own research plan in the field of ethnic studies and minority research

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