Thesis seminar and research colloquia, master classes
Full course description
In addition to the individual supervision, students meet regularly in a thesis seminar with each other, facilitated by the Director of Studies. They present their work in progress and discuss common methodological, practical, theoretical, and ethical problems. Some of these seminars are turned into master classes—when a particular issue asks for a more thorough treatment, or when a visiting scholar can contribute to the students’ training. The thesis seminar also allows the Director of Studies to closely monitor the students’ progress in their master thesis research. In addition, students participate during both years of CAST in the 3-weekly research colloquia of the STS and AMC Research Programmes.
The purpose of the thesis seminar is to help students define their research topic for the master thesis and to provide some generic extra reflection and supervision. The purpose of the research colloquia STS and AMC is to experience ‘real life’ participation in a research institute.
Admission to 2nd year of CAST