Europe: a critical reflection
Full course description
The concluding course brings the whole minor together. Equipped with the knowledge gained in the previous courses, students work in pairs on a comparative research paper. The course book provides students with broadly defined topic areas from the field of European Studies, allowing them to pick a topic of their own choosing. The tutorials accompany the writing process, providing common ground for discussion on key controversies in European Studies and on the methodology of comparative analysis. Lectures provide further food for thought on what it means to conduct critical research in European Studies. At a concluding conference, students present their findings to their peers.
At the end of this course students are trained in key academic processes: selecting a topic for research, developing a research design, writing a co-authored research paper and presenting in a conference setting.