977910 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 124cp; availability: not offered to exchange and study abroad students
Requisite(s): 979010 Contemporary Society
In-Country Study and Fieldwork Project (ICS & FP) 1 is the first part of the capstone in the Italy major in the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. It entails language learning and reflective and research assessments about aspects of the chosen culture or society. This subject is guided by the principles of inquiry-based learning and self-reliance. It fosters in students a capacity for critical reflection – in particular the ability to identify and question one’s cultural assumptions, values and beliefs, and thus to acknowledge the perspectives of people from other cultures.
This subjects also scaffolds the learning and work toward a major project (to be completed in the second capstone subject) investigating an aspect of contemporary relevance for the aspects of the chosen culture or society. Students work with an academic supervisor to devise an appropriate topic for a project, engage with relevant secondary sources to deepen their understanding and conduct small-scale investigations using social science or humanities research methods.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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