Domuni Universitas now organises online Master research seminars. They are part of Domuni's MA programmes, and aim to convey research and debate dynamic to the students.
What is the purpose of the Master seminar?
The seminars aim to enable students to express and stand for a personal opinion on a given topic. This learning process leads them to build problematics and points of view, which are key elements to establish a main hypothesis and a summary of their Master thesis. Furthermore, learning how to debate and stand for an opinion allows to develop an intellectual confidence that will guide them after the Master degree.
Every year, research seminars approach different topics, contributing to the diversity of the University courses programme by providing a new point of view about a given topic.
These seminars gather Master students from different sections, and get them to think together and share their opinion about a topic.
They are compulsory. It is marked and equals 6 ECTS.
How does it work?
This seminar is exclusively online. Each seminar is cut in pedagogical steps. Each one lasts 15 days. This setting allows the students to follow the seminar with their own planning. A seminar can be cut in 5 steps at most, depending on the topic.
The seminars are held on the learning platform of Domuni.
Each student logs in whenever he or she is available and works at his or her own pace within the 15 days of the step.
Proceedings of the Master research seminar
The seminar approaches one or several texts. First, they are analysed by the students and then discussed with the professor.
1. The professor presents the texts to be read and analysed by every student.
2. Each student prepares one structured contribution, according to the requirements (more or less 4,000 characters, including spaces).
3. Contributions are posted at the latest at the end of the first week.
1. The second week is dedicated to debates and discussions based (supervised by the professor) on the contributions.
2. A final mark is assigned. It takes account of quality of the contributions and the presence of each student at the debate phase.