The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)
  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The general learning outcome is that the student learns how to manage conceptual processes and to reports about these for an audience. The student learns to take responsibility for the collective learning development and to formulate arguments that helps and enforces her own and others thesis process. students plan, write and present parts of an academic text and oppo The student learns how to: - formulate realistic time schedules and to work systemaatically - to think about the thesis as a process and a work with many parts - to detect and formulate the problems she/he currently has - present her/his work (typically a chapter) for an audience - give constructive criticism - receive response

Learning outcomes

The student learns how to focus on her/his conceptual work (thesis. The student learns how to better manage her/his time. The student learns to detect what kind of problems she/he has and to communicate about these to her/his peers. The student understands the benefits of collegial support and to engage herself/himself in the work of others in order to support a collective knowledge development. The course is a seminar and its traditional purpose is to support both the individual thesis writing and the general understanding of the benefits of the dialogue on conceptual problems. The student learns to give oral and written presentations. The student learns to identify problems and to commmunicate about these for a group and also to give and receive response.

Course contents

On the first lecture the seminar will create a time table for presentations and opponents. The student will present her/his on-going work at three occasions: one is a shorter text+oral presentation, two are longer written+oral presentationer. The student will also act twice as an opponent, i.e to give constructive feedback to the respondent.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The student has either completed or is currently taking some of the courses Methodology, Knowledge Development or Scientific writing.

Recommended or required reading

- Skrivguiden (von Hertzen, Maria & Stolt, Kerstin) arcada/examensarbete-skrivguide - Att skriva en bra uppsats (Rienecker, Lotte m.fl.) - Seminarieboken: att skriva, presentera och opponera (Björklund, Maria)

Study activities

  • Small-group work - 5 hours
  • Individual studies - 106 hours
  • Seminars - 24 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The course requirement is as follows: - Active participation in lectures - Hand in all written assignments according to ITSlearning


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Group size

No limit (74 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-05-31

Course enrolment period

2019-12-17 to 2020-04-30

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-09-10 14:15 - 16:00 A311 Examensseminarium
2019-09-24 14:15 - 16:00 A311 Examensseminarium
2019-10-22 12:15 - 14:00 A311 Examensseminarium
2019-10-22 14:15 - 16:00 A311 Examensseminarium
2019-11-19 12:15 - 14:00 A311 Examensseminarium
2019-11-19 14:15 - 16:00 A311 Examensseminarium
2019-11-26 16:00 - 17:00 A309 Thesis Forum - Media Management Kelly Owen
Nylund Mats
2019-12-05 13:00 - 14:00 B326 Thesis Forum - Media Management Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
Stocchetti Matteo
2019-12-09 12:15 - 16:00 A311 Examensseminarium
2019-12-11 13:00 - 14:00 A312 Thesis Forum Bäck Maria
Engebretsen Nanna
2019-12-16 11:00 - 12:00 A312 Thesis forum Ahonen Mirko
Törnqvist Jutta
2020-01-22 13:15 - 15:00 A311 Examensseminarium Nylund Mats
2020-02-18 13:15 - 15:00 A311 Examensseminarium Nylund Mats
2020-03-24 13:15 - 15:00 A311 Examensseminarium Nylund Mats
2020-04-21 14:15 - 16:00 A311 Examensseminarium Nylund Mats
2020-05-26 13:15 - 15:00 A311 Examensseminarium Nylund Mats

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