Master Thesis Contemporary Art History

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Doel vak

1.) Systematically and expediently collect and interpret information on
a self-chosen subject in the field contemporary art history. He/she is
able to read, understand and analyze academic and other complex texts
and is capable of making an original contribution to the field.
2.) Apply knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills on new or
unfamiliar contexts within the chosen specialization.
3.) Discern general themes and make connections which are meaningfully
supported by a wide variety of primary and secondary literature and
primary sources where relevant.
4.) Present a complex problem clearly and concisely in written and
spoken form on academic level.
5.) Write a scientific thesis in clear, effective and academic language
and to deliver it within an agreed period.
6) The student possesses sufficient learning skills to tackle further
studies that are largely self-directed or autonomous in nature.

Inhoud vak

As final part of the program, the student will write an MA thesis on a
self-chosen subject, on agreement by the assigned supervisor (and the
second reader). While the supervision of the thesis process is mainly
individual, the student will be asked to present her or his research
plans and progress during joint colloquia. Further specifications on the
requirements and process of writing the thesis are established in a
specific thesis guideline, available via the VU intranet.


Individual study and supervision, colloquia


Colloquia (pass/fail)
Written thesis (100% of grade)

Vereiste voorkennis

successful completion of ‘Methods and Theories of Art History’


Identification of relevant literature forms part of the individual
process of thesis writing


MA students Contemporary Art History

Algemene informatie

Studiepunten 18 EC
Periode Ac. Jaar (sept)
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. K. Kwastek
Docenten dr. D. Meuwissen

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