Elisio Macamo (email@example.com, BeurteilerIn)
Joschka Philipps (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Noemi Steuer (email@example.com)
|Inhalt||This unique two-semester course prepares MA students for their Masters theses and trains them in intercultural scientific collaboration. Parallel classes focusing on methodology and social theory take place in Basel, Bamako (Mali), and Conakry (Guinea). They are taught by experienced staff connected via an operational online platform and complemented by two workshops in Bamako (September 2019) and Basel (October 2020). The courses provide ample opportunities for students to collaboratively elaborate ideas into feasible Master’s theses, to prepare presentations in transnational teams, and to share and sharpen their thoughts on the challenges and prospects of social scientific knowledge production today.
The course revolves around the foundations of social inquiry: its concerns, methods, theories and fault lines. Working with broad overviews as well as concrete case studies, faculty presents the qualities of different research methods, theoretical frameworks, and the practical processes of research (e.g. how to frame a feasible research question). The goal is for students to gain confidence in positioning themselves within broader schools of thought and as authors of their own academic work.
The special quality of this course lies both in its cross-continental and digitally connected work environment as well as in the unique learning experience it offers. Provided with a supportive environment, students can discuss the pressing abstract questions that come with an MA thesis in a hands-on manner: how does one become self-aware of one’s implicit (cultural) assumptions? How does one choose the ‘right’ topic and a suitable methodological approach? How can we overcome Eurocentrism in social theory? Combining abstract thought and concrete interaction, students will learn to harness the social sciences as a means of cross- and transcultural understanding, and cultivate crucial intellectual and practical skills for their professional futures.
The two-semester course is part of the pilot project IDEAS (International Digital Exchange between Africa and Switzerland) which is generously funded by Movetia. The programme covers flight and accommodation in Mali of all participants.
July: Instruction workshop for working via the online platform
2-6 September: Methodology workshop in Bamako, Mali
16 September – 20 December: Methodology course at the University of Basel
17 February – 29 May: Theory course at the University of Basel
October: Theory workshop at the University of Basel
October: Presentation of MA research projects (SGAS conference in Switzerland)
|Bemerkungen||As an IDEAS student, you commit to participating in both practical courses: one on methods in the 2019 fall term and one on theory in spring 2020 at the University of Basel.
You commit to joining our two workshops in Bamako and Basel (see dates below).
You commit to developing your MA research during the project. The research projects will be presented at the final workshop in Basel and/or at the biannual conference of the Swiss Society for African Studies (SSAS/SGAS/SSEA).
|Teilnahmebedingungen||You can apply if you...
...are a MA student at a Swiss university in any social scientific discipline (area studies, global studies, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, philosophy, archeology, development studies, etc.)
... understand, speak, and write in French to a degree where you feel comfortable in a multi-lingual context (French, English)
... have no aversion to working with online tools (an extensive introduction will be provided before the classes start)
|Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung||You apply by sending your CV and a short motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is June 15, 2019.
Your CV should provide an overview on your previous studies and, if applicable: internships, foreign exchanges and travel experiences, foreign language skills, extra-curricular activities, publications in newspapers, blogs, or other media, etc.
The one-page motivation letter should succinctly state how you would benefit from the project and how you think you can contribute to it socially and academically.
|Einsatz digitaler Medien||kein spezifischer Einsatz|
|Datum||19.09.2019 – 19.12.2019|
Donnerstag, 10.00-12.00 Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
|Donnerstag 19.09.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 26.09.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 03.10.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 10.10.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 17.10.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Sitzungszimmer U4.002|
|Donnerstag 24.10.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 31.10.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 07.11.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 14.11.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 21.11.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 28.11.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 05.12.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 12.12.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
|Donnerstag 19.12.2019||10.00-12.00 Uhr||Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004|
Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Methoden der Gesellschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Methoden der Soziologie und der Gesellschaftswissenschaften: qualitativ (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Modul: Projects and Processes of Urbanization (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Modul: Research Skills (Master Studiengang African Studies)
|An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung||Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich|
|Skala||Pass / Fail|
|Wiederholtes Belegen||nicht wiederholbar|
|Zuständige Fakultät||Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, email@example.com|
|Anbietende Organisationseinheit||Zentrum für Afrikastudien|