MA-Colloque I Anthropologie sociale/MA-Kolloquium I Sozialanthropologie

  • Teaching


    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain Social Sciences
    Code UE-L37.00659
    Languages Bilingual d/f , English
    Type of lesson Colloquium
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Wednesday 15:15 - 17:00, Bi-mensuel impaire (Autumn semester)



    This course is designed as a workshop for MA students in their third semester, i.e. before they start their MA fieldwork. In the course we discuss how to formulate good research questions, conduct a critical literature review, write a research proposal, and develop a theoretical framework of the thesis. We also devote time to reviewing research methods and reflecting on the ethics of ethnographic fieldwork. In course of the semester, students develop their research questions and the research concept, present individual research projects and discuss them with colleagues and supervisors. Students also learn to give constructive feedback on their peers’ projects and learn the tricks of the trade of scientific exchange.


    The course languages are German, French and English.

    Training objectives

    This course will assist students to:

    • Reflect on and sharpen their analytic and academic writing skills
    • Give and receive thoughtful feedback on their own and other students’ work
    • Identify research questions, formulate theses, find suitable research methods
    • Identify challenges of their MA projects and creatively solve them
    • Practice and improve upon their academic oral presentation skills

    Course Materials

    Course materials will be selected flexibly depending on the needs of course participants and will relate to methodology, epistemology, ethics of research, etc.

    Additionally, each student will read the literature (articles and monographs) that the students and their supervisors deem necessary for a given research project. Students should commit to reading the literature for their research projects throughout the course of the semester, as this is necessary for writing a successful concept paper at the end of the semester.


    It is expected that each student will develop an idea for her/his MA research during the course of the semester. To pass the Colloquium, the research project must be orally presented and discussed in class, and a written research concept (3000-4000 words) must be handed in during the last class.

    Off field
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    28.09.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours PER 21, Room G514
    12.10.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours PER 21, Room G514
    26.10.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours PER 21, Room G514
    09.11.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours PER 21, Room G514
    23.11.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours PER 21, Room G514
    07.12.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours PER 21, Room G514
    21.12.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours PER 21, Room G514
  • Assessments methods

    Evaluation continue - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Date 23.01.2023 00:01 - 23:59
    Assessments methods By success/failure

    Evaluation continue - SP-2023, Session d'été 2023

    Assessments methods By success/failure

    Evaluation continue - SP-2023, Autumn Session 2023

    Assessments methods By success/failure

    Evaluation continue - SA-2023, Session d'hiver 2024

    Assessments methods By success/failure
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Culture, Politics and Religion in Pluralist Societies 90 [MA]
    Version: SA18_MA_PA_bi_v01
    Option > Option (Dés)ordres politiques et normatifs > ANTHRO 4 Interdisciplinaire

    Eastern European Studies 90 [MA]
    Version: SA22_MA_PA_bi_v01
    Fachmodule > Modul Major 3 > Modul Major 3: Sozialwissenschaften + Masterkolloquium