Dissertation seminar

lmult2997  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dissertation seminar
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
15.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Main themes
This seminar is part of the scientific supervision carried out by the dissertation supervisor and is aimed at ensuring student autonomy in the writing of their dissertation.
It allows students to evaluate their progress in their research and enables the supervisor to make comments and offer advice.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 - Define a relevant research project in the framework of the masters dissertation.
- Master the principal methods of collecting and treating data.
- Correctly utilize epistemological, methodological and editorial propositions in the framework of the masters dissertation.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The purpose of the seminar is to introduce the specific methodology of the discipline and act as a framework in the first drafts of the dissertation. A few introductory meetings will be accompanied by personal readings and specific tasks relevant to the students' research.
Teaching methods
The seminar is directed by the dissertation supervisor.
Evaluation methods
The 2 credits of the dissertation seminar will be evaluated with a grade at the end of the first year of the masters ("Bloc Annuel 1") when the student complies with the following two requirements:
-By November 12 of the first year of the master, the student has handed in at the MULT scretariat the form which includes the subject of the intended disserttion. This form must be signed by the supervisor who approves the topic selected. The student will have handed in prior to this date (November 3) a form which indicates two possible dissertation topics (one in each of the major languages in the student's programme). The panel of supervsors will share the topics in an equitable manner.
-Students must submit to their supervisor, before May 27 of the first year of the masters, a detailed plan and bibliography.
Students who do not comply with these requirements will receive a fail mark.
Other information
Course material: Students will be able to consult dissertations completed by other students. They will also have a methodological vademecum which gives details on the preparation and writing of a scientific work.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Multilingual Communication