Master Seminar


Course Objective

The student is able to:
(1) identify and present complex methodological, ethical, hermeneutical,
and practical challenges, related to the intended profession;
(2) develop a methodological, analytical, creative, and problem-solving
approach to these challenges;
(3) reflect critically on one’s own qualities as an academic
professional / academic researcher in handling these challenges;
(4) decide where to acquire knowledge and skills.

Course Content

The master seminar is a module of the 1 year master and a
module of the research master’s second year. The module offers a
context in which the student shows and reflects upon his or her academic
and professional qualities in dealing with complex challenges the
student is confronted with during internship, thesis research, and the
search for work after finishing the master.

Teaching Methods

Regularly small-group seminars, led by the subprogram’s coordinator,
where students discuss actual challenges of the intended profession,
formulated by the coordinator and/or the student, on the basis of his or
her experiences during the internship. In the first semester the
seminars will serve primarily to prepare for internship and thesis as
well as ensuring communication between coordinator and students. In the
second semester students will be expected to hand in descriptions and
evaluations of actual cases, derived from internship experiences and
research practices. These cases are discussed by fellow students and the
coordinator. In addition, guest lectures are offered on topics relevant
for the
future professional practice.

Method of Assessment

Grading will be based on a portfolio. Each subprogram will have its own
portfolio. Students will be informed about the portfolio during the
first meeting.


Literature will be announced by the subprogram´s coordinator.

Target Audience

Mandatory for all students of the one-year master and of the Research
Master of the faculty Religion and Theology. Not open for other master

Additional Information

Enroll as soon as possible in this course.

General Information

Course Code G_MASEM
Credits 6 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Religion and Theology
Course Coordinator prof. dr. E. van Staalduine-Sulman
Examiner prof. dr. E. van Staalduine-Sulman
Teaching Staff S.H.J. Lauwers
dr. E.C.T. de Jongh
prof. dr. P.B.A. Smit
prof. dr. F. Enns
prof. dr. M. Moyaert
dr. M. Klaver
prof. dr. E. van Staalduine-Sulman
prof. dr. E.V. Tolstoj
dr. W. Boender

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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