Review of research techniques: preparation for drafting master's thesis. Required of all second-year MAIS students. Credit/no credit only. Offered: A.
The purpose of this 5-week seminar is to guide Masterís students of the Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies program of the Jackson School of International Studies toward the timely and successful completion of their MA theses.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Course meetings will be focused primarily on student presentations and peer feedback, but the instructor will also intervene when this seems useful and appropriate.
REECAS MA student
Class assignments and grading
SISRE 502-503 will be hyphenated and graded courses. The grade ultimately given for SISRE 503 will apply also to SISRE 502. Thirty-five percent of the grade will come from 502 with the remaining sixty-five percent from SISRE 503ís assignments. Each student will be responsible for completing three assignments: a written review and presentation of a journal article to gain a basic understanding of how the thesis should look (10%), an initial thesis statement and basic outline of the entire MA thesis (10%) and a translation of a 1-page source to be used in the thesis (10%). Attendance and participation (i.e. feedback on others' presentations) will make up the remaining 5% of the grade.