Documented Independent Project

Language of instruction

English

Prerequisites

Students are expected to have successfully completed "Writing Skills and Popular Culture"

Content

This module is designed for students who had to apply study-related knowledge and skills to a project that they themselves planned and implemented (or at the very least contributed to). It provides a framework to critically reflect upon their experience and demonstrate which theoretical and methodological implications can be deduced from their project work.

Learning outcomes

Students are able to: (a) transfer the skills and/or knowledge acquired in their subject and discipline to another field not necessarily related to the university; (b) critically reflect on how a particular field of academic knowledge and/or theoretical or methodological framework pertains to areas outside of the disciplinary boundaries of their subject.

Course(s)

Self-studies

Criteria for Projects

  1. project does not result from paid employment (possible exception: freelance journalism);
  2. project is not the direct outcome of a course at UZH (or any other university);
  3. students have/had a leading role in the project;
  4. skills and knowledge from English Literature and/or Linguistics play a significant role;
  5. project completed prior to the end of the semester in which the module is booked.

Examples for Projects

  • (co-)organizer of a student conference
  • leading role in an English-language theater project
  • portfolio of journalistic work (only material from publications with an editorial board, i.e. no blogs, open forums, etc.)
  • (co-)curator of a small exhibition

Organization

If you think that your project might meet the criteria outlined above, then you must get in touch with Nathalie Meyer and Martin Mühlheim (englishstudies@es.uzh.ch),

  • by January 31 for the spring semester;
  • by August 31 for the fall semester.

Note that places per semester are limited.