Modular Period I


Preparatory Seminar
September 15th to December 08th 2014

Preparatory seminar conducted online.
Modular Period I is coordinated by Florencia Benitez-Schäfer, Josefina Echavarría
and Jennifer Murphy.



During the online seminar of the first Modular Period students will be familiarized with the program's approach to Peace Studies and will gain methodological tools needed for academic writing.
At the beginning of the module, the students will receive a course outline as well as the guidelines to conclude it successfully. The first Modular Period is divided into sections which last two weeks each. In every section there will be a research question to be answered and a chat will be open for consultations with the Professor. By the end of each section a paper between three and five pages has to be sent punctually to the Professor via Email. Each paper has to follow academic standards and formal structures. Together those papers will comprise a term paper of 25-30 pages. Each term paper will be discussed in the second Modular Period and for this reason the timely completion of the assigned tasks is important. Only students who comply with the deadlines will be admitted into the presence phase (Modules II-V).

Students admitted to the winter term 2014/15 will be contacted by the course professor at the beginning of the course.

The Program reserves the right to changes in schedules.