Research and Writing II
Full course description
In this second Research and Writing course, students will conclude their basic studies with the writing of an academic paper, in which they will examine an Arts and Culture theme of their choice and in which they will have achieved a basic level of academic competence. During period 1 and 2, students select and delineate their topic and conduct a systematic search for sources and material. They then compose a Literature Review on the basis of key sources. This review will be the starting point for the academic paper in period 3. The emphasis in this course is on the independent selection and definition of the topic of the paper, on the formulation of the research problem it addresses and the research question it sets out to answer and on building a solid and convincing argumentation that is supported by the productive use of relevant secondary sources.
Independently writing an academic paper on a self-chosen subject within the field of Arts and Culture.
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