Pro-Thesis Seminar (POLS 599)

2023 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science(POLS)
Oya Yeğen,
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Doctoral, Master
Interactive,Learner centered,Project based learning
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Pro-Thesis Seminar provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of MA students' thesis research and writing, which they are expected to accomplish under the supervision of a Faculty member from the relevant field over the second year of their course-work.


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  • by the end of the course, the students -should be able to formulate MA thesis topic -should have in hand a MA thesis proposal which is to contain a statement of the research topic, a review of the relevant academic literature and a desciption of the way the student proposes to conduct reseach on the chosen topic


1. Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 5

2. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 3

3. Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 5

4. Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 5

5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5

6. Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 5

1. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5

2. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 2

3. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 4

1. Begin to grasp historical evolution and contemporary character of world politics. 1