Seminar to complete draft of master's thesis. Some use of relevant language required. Required of all second-year MAIS students. Offered: W.
The purpose of this second 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
Compose a working draft of the REECAS thesis
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.
SISRE 502 and significant research completed on thesis.
Class assignments and grading
As you will recall, SISRE 502-503 are a hyphenated and graded courses. The grade ultimately given for SISRE 503 will apply also to SISRE 502. Twenty-five percent of the grade has come from your performance in SISRE 502 with the remaining seventy-five percent from SISRE 503ís assignments. Each student will be responsible for completing five assignments: a presentation of a revised thesis statement (10%); submission of detailed outline and bibliography (5%); submission of 2 initial chapters of thesis (10%); small group peer review (edits and comments on others' chapters in two small group sessions) (15%); and presentation of complete draft of the thesis (25%). Attendance and participation (i.e. feedback on others' presentations in weeks 1, 9 and 10) will make up the remaining 10% of the grade.