Faculteit der Cultuur- en Maatschappijwetenschappen
Bachelor thesis specialisation PC
The Bachelor Thesis is a major (concluding) component of the AC/CW programme and invites you to reflect upon and conduct a more indepth analysis of topics, problems and/or approaches you have encountered during your studies and the specialisation phase in particular. As the final academic project of the AC/CW bachelor programme it enables students to convey and materialize their individual academic profile through a concrete academic final work. Unlike any other courses in the AC/CW programme it offers you the opportunity to choose your own topic and work independently. As a matter of fact, this is one of the main differences between writing a normal paper and writing a Bachelor Thesis. Another difference concerns the length of the papers 8,000-10,000 words which is substantially longer than most papers you have been writing so far, or that you will still write during the remainder of your bachelor studies. During period 5 students prepare a proposal for their Bachelor Thesis and make a choice for a supervisor. The writing of the Bachelor Thesis takes place during period 5 and your topic should be related to the specialisation and the AC/CW curriculum. Students should apply the skills and introduction acquired in the Vademecum thesis writing Political Culture.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
The final goal is to integrate and demonstrate the various knowledge contents and skills that have been acquired in the preparatory phase of the study in general and of the Major phase in particular.
The bachelor thesis is based on an elaborated research plan, designed in the course of the Vademecum thesis writing Political Culture.
W.C. Booth, Colomb G.G. & William J. M. : The Craft of Research (3rd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.)