Multidisciplinary Colloquium

Course NameMultidisciplinary Colloquium
Course CodeHUM680 / HUM695
DescriptionThe course explores multidisciplinary approaches to the practices of research, analysis and writing. It consists of four modules covering each of the four areas of the Master’s: history, philosophy, literature and human sciences. The course bridges academic knowledge and research practice from these different areas enabling students to become integrative thinkers, connecting information, drawing on a range of knowledge and skills, and communicating their insights effectively. The course is designed so that students work with active researchers and scholars to address specific topics and issues across disciplines. Students are also expected to work independently and to make significant contributions to the course. Each module will require independent research and written responses. In addition, each student will choose one module in which to conduct intensive research and to produce a substantial paper to be presented at a symposium which is the culmination of the course. Papers to be presented may undergo extensive revision in conjunction with the course HUM 695 Scholarly Writing and Research Methods to be suitable for publication and serve as a component of the MA thesis.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of the course, the students should be able to
– critically interpret and analyse specific theories and methods in each of the four areas
– apply theories and methods to actual research questions across disciplines – understand the synergistic nature of a multidisciplinary approach
– integrate diverse historical, philosophical, social, and cultural knowledge
– understand that intellectual, personal, and social challenges can be complex requiring a breadth of knowledge and skills for their resolution
– work in groups having multidisciplinary perspectives and make use of others’ knowledge and skills
– participate in scholarly research projects
– compose and present a substantial academic paper for publication
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS