Introduction to Advanced Academic Studies and Social Science, 7.5 credits (733A64)

Introduction to Advanced Academic Studies and Social Science, 7.5 hp

Main field of study

Political Science

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Per Jansson

Course coordinator

Per Jansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7MER International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - First and main admission round 1 (Autumn 2020) v202034-202038 English Linköping o
F7MER International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students) 1 (Autumn 2020) v202034-202038 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1N

Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in International and European Relations

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • write an academic paper according to the standards and requirements of Swedish higher education;
  • correctly evaluate and use sources;
  • account for and implement basic rules of academic referencing;
  • understand instances of plagiarism;
  • display familiarity with main research traditions in the social sciences, and understanding as to how these relate to the study of International and European relations.

Course content

The central themes of the course are:

  • an introduction to research traditions in the social sciences in general, and political science and International Relations in particular, in terms of alternative epistemological approaches and methodologies;
  • how to organize and write an academic paper;
  • central characteristics of Swedish academic culture;
  • the role and significance of critical attitude;
  • teaching models, expectations and requirements;
  • rules and practice of academic writing;
  • review of scientific work and constructive criticism;
  • library facilities;
  • the meaning and consequences of plagiarism;
  • the organization of LiU and ways and means of student influence;
  • equal opportunities.

Teaching and working methods

The course offers lectures which introduce and develop the content of the course. Lectures are complementary to the literature. Seminars and workshops are important aspects of the learning process and provide opportunities for mutual, critical discussions which develop attitudes and skills. Students are expected to be well prepared for lectures and to have completed assigned preparations for seminars. Students are expected to read and take in the literature independently and/or in self-organized reading groups. Language of instruction is English. Activities which constitute elements of examination are mandatory.

Examination

The course is examined through a combination of active participation in mandatory seminars and workshops, written assignments for the seminars, and an academic paper. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

ECTS, EC

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Books

Bryman, Alan, (2016) Social research methods. Fifth edition Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016

ISBN: 9780199689453,0199689458

Murray, Neil, Verfasser, Hughes, Geraldine, Verfasser, (2008) Writing up your university assignments and research projects : a practical handbook

ISBN: 9780335227174,9780335227181,0335227171,033522718X

Articles

Additional articles and documents will be posted on Lisam.
GROU Group Assignment EC 1.5 credits
INTR Introduction Lectures EC 1.5 credits
PAPE Research Paper EC 3 credits
SEMI Text seminar EC 1.5 credits

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