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
    Type of lesson Colloquium
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Tuesday 13:15 - 15:00, Bi-mensuel impaire



    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, students work out their preliminary research questions and research methods, decide on their supervisors, and develop the research concept continuously throughout the semester. 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.

    Students learn how to present individual research projects and discuss it 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.

    Training objectives

    This course aims to help 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 oral presentation skills



    It is expected that each student presents an idea for her/his MA research in the early phase of the semester and then continuously works on developing it. To pass the Colloquium, the research project must be orally presented and discussed in class once in the course of the semester, and a written research concept (3000-4000 words) must be handed in during the last class. Also student’s engagement in the discussions in the class will be graded.

    Off field
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    28.09.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room G314
    12.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room G314
    26.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room G314
    09.11.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room G314
    23.11.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room G314
    07.12.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room G314
    21.12.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room G314
  • Assessments methods

    Evaluation continue - SA-2021, Session d'hiver 2022

    Date 24.01.2022 00:01 - 23:59
    Assessments methods By success/failure

    Evaluation continue, selon indications données par l'enseignant-e. 
    Fortlaufende Evaluation gemäss Angaben der Lehrperson.

    Evaluation continue - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Date 07.06.2022 00:01 - 23:59
    Assessments methods By success/failure

    Evaluation continue - SP-2022, Autumn Session 2022

    Assessments methods By success/failure

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

    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