YSS-30803 Seminar


Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Literature study
Course coordinator(s)ir. RM Boven-van der Spoel
Lecturer(s)ir. RM Boven-van der Spoel
A Hendriksen PhD
ir. H Fransen
dr. ir. JMS Renkema
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. APJ Mol

Assumed knowledge on:

Bachelor diploma


The Seminar Course assists students in developing a critical and scientific mindset and consists of:
- a basic block of 4 workshops which focus on a number of abilities for a scientific approach like: understanding, structuring and summarizing scientific information, critically reviewing and presentation of a review;
- attendance, participation and reflection on a number of colloquia to indicate their experiences with scientific research and formulate their ideas for future involvement in 'the scientific discourse';
- information literacy workshop with modules on black board: introduction to the scientific information environment and made confident users of the information sources that can be accessed via the library network. Students will learn to find, judge and manage information and knowledge efficiently and effectively;
- participation in a reflection group where students discuss the design of their research set-up of their master thesis and serve as a co-referee in other colloquia.

Learning outcomes:

Students who passed the Seminar and active participated in the assignments and discussions should be able to: - develop a scientific attitude;
- search scientific literature efficiently and effectively;
- review critically scientific papers and reflect on research colloquia;
- write abstracts and develop/present results (poster);
- act as a scientific co-referee;
- present a research colloquium .


In order to pass the course you have attended all workshops in the 'basic block', passed for all assignments, presented your own thesis proposal & results and have been a co referent for colleague students.



Compulsory for: MCHCommunication, Health and Life SciencesMSc1+2+3+4+5+6
Restricted Optional for: MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMSc1+2+3+4+5+6
MIDInternational Development StudiesMSc1+2+3+4+5+6