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2012/2013  BA-BLC_1PRO  First Year Project

English Title
First Year Project

Course information

Language English
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Ole Helmersen - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 04-09-2012
Learning objectives
In terms of research method, students at the end of the First Year Research Project should be able to:
• Define the Project’s research issue or question.
• Specify the empirical sources and date used, and account for the choice of them
• Explain the choice of theory
• Explain and evaluate the method of analysis developed for the Project.
• Describe and evaluate the connections between the different elements of the Project: research question, methods and theories, data, analysis and conclusion.
In terms of Project content features, students at the end of the First Year Research Project should be able to:
• Clearly and concisely identify the comparative cultural and societal analysis dimensions of the Project.
• Link the theoretical/analytical/empirical perspectives used in Globalisation Studies.
• Identify the interdisciplinary features of the Project.
• Specify the Project achievements and limitations
• Suggest further steps for inquiry at the level of comparative culture and societal analysis within the chosen topic
First Year Project
First Year Project:
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period May/June
Aids Without preparation
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below

The examination is an oral group examination based on group project written by 3-5 students with a maximum length of 40 standard pages. The length of the oral exam is 1 hour if 3 students in the group and 1 and a half hour if 4-5 students in the group. The grade is an overall assessment of the written project and the oral performance.
If the examination grade is at 00 or below, a substantial Project revision must be undertaken prior to re-submission. To facilitate this, within eight days after the oral examination, the examiners submit a written report on the Project, outlining ways to improve it.

Reexamination when the regular examination is failedby one group member, is a 25 minutes individual oral exam based upon the same project revised according to proposals set by the examiner. Reexamination when ill at the oral exam is a 25 minutes individual oral exam based upon the same project. Reexamination when ill during the writing of the project is a 25 minutes individual oral exam based upon an individual written project.

Course content

The 1st Year Project addresses the thematic framework for Year 1, comparative cultural and societal analysis. Project groups select a problem they wish to study and define a research question, which will serve as a guideline for the project. Theoretical, empirical and methodological material from courses such as Globalisation Studies, Area Studies, British & American Studies and Microeconomics should form the mainstay of the project, but can be supplemented with additional material. The project must contain multidisciplinary and comparative elements.

Teaching methods
Intro lecture and group work in the formed project groups.
Expected literature

To be found by the students

Last updated on 04-09-2012