This course is focused on key concepts in the social sciences, and based on the reading of old and modern classics. The aim of the course is to stimulate participants to reflect on - and reconsider - the theoretical premises that guide their own research
The concepts that will be discussed are likely to play up in any research project, but it is for the students to figure out what light they shed on their particular projects.The course is thus broad in one sense, but at the same time specific by translating key concepts to PhD research projects.
The course is organized in 12 meetings with a maximum of 15 students. Each meeting will consist of an introduction by the lecturer, followed by a close reading of selected texts. Participants will prepare weekly discussion sheets for the course. You will be expected to have a basic understanding of social science key concepts.The study load is estimated on 1 day per week. Successful completion of the course will be based on reading, participation in discussions and the 1-page discussion sheets. You will be expected to attend all sessions in this course.
This course is lectured by Annelies Moors, Ewald Engelen, Justus Uitermark and Abbey Steele and offered in the first and in the second semester.
Wednesday 13 February 10:00-12:00
Wednesday 20 February 10:00-12:00
Wednesday 27 February 10:00-12:00
Friday 8 March 10:00-12:00
Friday 15 March 10:00-12:00
Friday 22 March 10:00-12:00
Friday 29 March 10:00-12:00
Friday 5 April 10:00-12:00
Friday 12 April 10:00-12:00
Friday 17 May 10:00-12:00
Friday 24 May 10:00-12:00
Friday 7 June 10:00-12:00