10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: FRE6003, GER6162, HSS6006

Co-requisites: FRE6006, GER6163

Aims/Description: This module provides the student with the opportunity to engage with the world of employment via a placement or project and thus to explore the application of the academic and intellectual skills gained on the course. The Masters in Crossways in European Narratives has three principal objectives: 1 to promote studies crossing boundary-lines of all types, and to explore European culture in its relations with other continents, thereby fostering the knowledge of a rich European diversity, and the awareness and feeling of a common European identity; 2 to introduce students to a variety of methodological approaches (made possible by the combination of different national cultural heritages) in preparation for advanced doctoral research in the field of the Humanities; 3 to provide future managers with the knowledge and expertise required of people who are to play key roles in international institutions, national administrations or large media groups, particularly with regard to administering exchanges in matters of communication, cultural goods and human resources. In this light, a work-related project can involve a range of possibilities of mutual benefit to the student and the employer around issues of 'cultural crossing' such as globalisation, cultural identity, intercultural communication. Thus projects might explore the place of particular foreign collections within a set of museums; or the approach of a publicly funded cultural or arts organisation towards its particular clientele and their needs and demands. Investigations by the student will thus be informed by their studies and engage with actual experience in the sector of their choice. Other ad hoc work-related opportunities with specific employers who are not yet Associate Members can be explored based on the student's interests and skills. Contact with the employer(s) will vary according to availability of offer and the kind of project, but will normally involve a workplacement at a physical premises of the organisation in question.

Restrictions on availability: One of the MUNDUS-Crossways 20cr Short Dissertation modules (FRE6003, GER6162, HSS6006, RUS6003 etc.)

Staff Contact: Sandra Henry
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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