Dissertation Workshop

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSHS2028332

Semester and Year Offered: 3rd Semester

Course Coordinator and Team: Lovitoli Jimo

Email of course coordinator: Lovitoli[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Pre-requisites: Students should be registered for MA Gender Studies

Course Objectives/Description:

This course will facilitate students in thinking about their areas of research interest and arrive at their research questions. The students will be trained to engage with a variety of texts and learn to formulate their questions for enquiry. Many scholars will be invited to share their work and more significantly share how they arrived at their objects of enquiry. The course will encourage students to share their ideas with their peers and also learn from each other. The aim is to equip them to write a dissertation using a feminist lens in the following semester. This course will proceed in a workshop model with taught elements.

Course Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify key aspects of their research interest.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to have a dialogue with peers and scholars.
  3. Learn to build an argument and apply it to their writing skills.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of critical skills required to read a range of texts
  5. Capability to work in a team and also as a researcher in class presentations and assessment tasks

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

  1. Introduction to Research: This module will bring diverse research areas to students to enable them to think of their own area of interest.
  2. Reading and writing: This module will train students to take certain topics of research and learn how to write and sharpen their research questions.
  3. The Disciplinary: Archives, Ethnography, Textual Analysis, Quantitative data etc will be dealt with in this module.
  4. Workshop by Gender Studies and other faculty on how they arrived at their research topics.

Assessment Details with weights:

  1. 30% for presentation
  2. 40% for written submission
  3. 10% Supervisor grading for interaction/meeting etc
  4. 20% Dissertation workshop and participation

Reading List:

  • The reading list will be according to diverse research interests of the students and those that invited scholars will ask to be circulated before their lecture.