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MSID Senegal: Academic Year Spring Syllabus
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
The curriculum for the 2010-2011 Academic Year Spring Semester involves 4 courses totaling 16 credits: MSID 4004,
Case Studies in International Development; MSID 4005, Advanced International Development Internship; MSID 4006,
Applied Field Methods and MSID 4007, Directed Research.
Note that the Spring Semester for MSID-Senegal Academic Year students differs very much from the Fall Semester. Whereas in the Fall
Semester structured learning was provided in a classroom setting, in the Spring Semester, all learning and academic activities will take place at
your internship site. Students are called upon to make extra efforts as they will receive less pedagogical guidance than during the classroom phase
in the Fall Semester.
However, their efforts will be supported by interactions with the Academic Director and faculty (site visits, telephone and
e-mail exchanges), and during the various seminars in Dakar. It should also be noted that the internship supervisors at the
various sites may be invaluable resources along with all the development specialists in your agency. The local population
(new families, new friends, etc) ats your internship site can also be good resources for information and guidance.
FACULTY
While on your site, the MSID Director may be reached by e-mail: osewarc@yahoo.fr or telephone: 33 864 14 28 / 77 638
44 90 / 33 865 22 77
You may also contact the following people whenever the need arises
MSID-Senegal Emergency Cell Phone: 77 610 75 55
Ousmane Aly Pame: 77 436 70 46
Email: oalypame@hotmail.com
Waly Faye: 77 566 81 62
Email: walyfay@gmail.com
Awa Fall: 77 577 75 58
Email: awafall84@yahoo.fr
Korka Sall: korkista@hotmail.com
NB: If for some reason or the other you are unable (physically) to make the above contact please seek assistance from
your site supervisor, host agency or family.
GRADING
CRITERIA FOR GRADING AND GRADING STANDARDS
Grading Rubric
A
95+
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
F
90-94
86-89
83-85
80-82
76-79
73-75
70-72
66-69
60-65
<60
Achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course
requirements.
Achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course
requirements.
Achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect.
Achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course
requirements.
Represents failure (or no credit) and signifies that the work was either (1)
completed but at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not
completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and the student
that the student would be awarded an I.
SPRING SEMESTER CALENDAR
Tuesday, January 3:
January 9-14:
Monday, January 16:
February 6-7:
March 5-9
March 10-18
Monday, March 19:
Friday, April 13:
Monday – Friday,
April 16-20:
Saturday, April 21:
Academic Year Second Semester begins
Research Workshop
Resume internship
Site visits
Mid-term seminar
AY break period
Resume internships
Last day of internship
Students back to Dakar for research and writing to complete drafting and
processing of research papers and internship final reports
Final seminar and re-entry session
Students free to travel or return to the US
READING MATERIALS AVAILABLE
The following is a list of books, documents and resources available to MSID students at the WARC library.
TITLE
AUTHOR
EDITION
ISBN
1. Touba la capitale des Mourides
GUEYE, Cheikh
Enda: Dakar, 2002, 532p
2-84586-262-8
2. Les opérateurs économiques au
MARFAING,
Karthala: Paris, 1991, 290p
2-86537-924-8
Sénégal : entre le formel et l’informel
Laurence
(1930-1996)
3. D’où sort l’Etat Présidentialiste du
LY, Abdoulaye
Xamal: Saint Louis, 1997, 127p
Néant
Sénégal
4. Le Sénégal et l’épreuve de la
COULIBALY, Abdou
Harmattan: Paris, 1999, 252p
2-7384-8529-4
démocratie ou l’histoire du PS de la
Latif
naissance à nos jours
5. Le Goorgi : type moyen de la société NDIAYE, Malick
PUD: Dakar, 1996, 416p
Néant
sénégalaise urbaine post-indépendance
6. Le sénégal sous Abdou Diouf: Etat
DIOP, Momar
Karthala: Paris, 1990, 436p
2-86537-275-8
et société
Coumba
7. L’ajustement structurel en Afrique:
DURUFLE, Gilles
Karthala: Paris, 1998, 205p
2-86537-207-3
(Sénégal, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar)
8. Contes séréres du Sine (Sénégal)
DIAGNE, Léon Sobel IFAN: Dakar, 1989, 223p
0850-0207
9. L’épopée du Cajoor
DIENG, Bassirou
IFAN: Dakar, 1986, 473p
2-87895-007-0
10. Le Sénégal les ethnies et la Nation
DIOUF, Mackhtar
NEA: Dakar, 1998, 281p
2-7236-1114-0
11. Evaluation du code électoral
National Democratic
NDILA: Massachusetts, 1991,
Néant
sénégalais
Institute for
72p
International Affairs
12. La Décentralisation au Sénégal :
Ecole Nationale
ENEA: Dakar, 1994, 258p
Néant
l’étape de la régionalisation: actes du
d’Economie Appliquée
séminaire du 2 au 4 mai 1994
13. Le Sénégal peut il sortir de la crise,
DURUFLE, Gilles
Karthala: Paris, 1990, 222p
2-86537-486-6
douze ans d’ajustement structurel au
Sénégal
14. La société wolof : tradition et
DIOP, Abdoulaye Bara Karthala: Paris, 1981, 355p
2-86537-016-x
changement : le système d’inégalité et
de domination
15. La construction de l’Etat au sénégal O’BRIEN, Doan
Karthala: Paris, 2002, 231p
2-84586-229-6
Cruise
16. Nine parts of desire: the hidden
BROOKS, Geraldine
ANCHOR BOOKS: Texas,
0-385-45577-2
world of Islamic women
1995, 255p
17. Bibliographie du Sénégal
Direction des Archives Archives Nationales: Dakar,
0378-9942
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18. Reconstruire le sens: les textes et
enjeux de prospectives africains
19. Leaders of the senegambia region
Reactions to European infiltration
19th-20th centuries
20. Senegalese women by the year 2015
21. Social and political structures in the
pre-colonial period: ethnic groups of
the senegambia region
22. Gorée: guide et l’ile et du musée
historique
23. Le fond monétaire international
24. North–South: a program for
survival: report of the independent
commission on international
development issues
25. Blaise Diagne député noir de
l’Afrique
26. Mutations urbaines en Afrique
27. Urban process & change in Africa
28. Beyond Territoriality: a geography
of Africa from below
29. Changements écologiques à
l’échelle du globe: programme de
recherche pour l’Afrique
30. Political liberation or democratic
transition: African perspective
31. Senghor 90: salve magister n°59
32. Rehabilitation and R and D
progress report 1991
33. Survival kit for overseas living: for
Americans planning to live and work
abroad
34. La turbulente histoire de Gorée
35. Cloudspitter: a novel
36. Jihad: expansion et déclin de
l’islamisme
37. La philosophie morale des wolof
38. La famille wolof
39. Les familles dakaroise face à la crise
40. La société wolof: tradition et
changement
41. Les Moodu moodu ou l’ethnie du
développement au Sénégal
42. Les griots wolof au Sénégal
1989, 134p
CODESRIA: Dakar, 2000, 63p
0851-0466
UNESCO: Banjul, 1995, 96p
9983-8602
Ministére de la femme
de l’enfant et de la
famille
SONKO-GODWIN,
MA, Patience
USAID: Dakar, 1993, 89p
Néant
Sunrise Publishers: Banjul, 200,
78p
9983-99-0016
DIOP, Cheikh Anta
IFAN: Dakar, 1993
Néant
CARREAU,
Dominique
BRANDT, Willy
ARMAND COLIN: Paris, 1970,
270p
The Mit Press: Cambridge, 1980,
304p
Néant
DIENG, Amady Aly
CHAKA: Paris, 1990, 187p
2-907768-07
SOMONE,
Abdoumaliq
SOMONE,
Abdoumaliq
ARROUS, Michel Ben
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1998, 130p
0850-8895
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1996, 45p
0850-8895
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1992, 53p
Néant
SALAU, Ademola T.
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1998, 83p
0850-8895
DIOUF, Mamadou
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1998, 83p
0850-6736
DAMIANI, Alain
Fondation Leopold S Senghor:
Dakar, 2005, 118p
Department of Veterans Affairs:
Baltimore, 1992, 509p
Intercultural Press: Maine, 1996,
165p
Néant
CLAIRAFRIQUE: Dakar, 101p
*********
HARPER PERENNAL: New
York, 1999, 758p
GALLIMARD: Paris, 2000,
708p
IFAN: Dakar, 1995, 219p
KHARTALA: Paris, 1985, 262p
IFAN: Dakar, 1995, 209p
KHARTALA: Paris, 1981, 355p
0-06-016860-9
PUD: Dakar, 1998, 445p
0850-6973
Maisonneuve & La rose: Paris,
2-7068-1357-
DIAGNE, Souleymane
Bachir
SONKO-GODWIN
Patience
PETERS, Jon
KOHLS, L Robert
SENGHOR, Léopold
Sedar
BANKS, Russel
KEPEL, Gilles
SYLLA, Assane
DIOP, Abdoulaye Bara
ANTOINE, Philippe
DIOP, Abdoulaye Bara
DIAGNE, Souleymane
Bachir
LEYMARIE, Isabelle
0-262-52059-I
Néant
1-877864-38-2
2-07-041868-5
***
2-86537-138-7
******
2-86537-016-X
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1999, 183p
43. Ajustement structurel et emploi au
Sénégal
44. The African past: chronicles from
antiquity to modern times
45. False start in Africa
FALL, Babacar
KARTHALA: Paris, 1997, 246
DAVIDSON, Basil
46. Répertoire permanent du
gouvernement du Sénégal: 1957-1980
47. Banque mondiale: rapport annuel
1993
48. How to use qualitative methods in
evaluation
49. World security: trends & challenges
at century’s end
50. Les groupements politiques au
Sénégal (1956-1970)
51. Annuaire des partis politiques
52. Senegambia: advocating for a
regional historical perspective
53. En avant la musique ! annuaire des
métiers de la musique au Sénégal
54. The political economy of risk &
choice in Senegal
55. Les savoirs endogènes: piste pour
une recherche
56. La gestion par défi et le défi du
développement
57. The Africans: an entry to cultural
history
58. Pedagogy of the oppressed: new
revised 20th anniversary edition
59. Une Afrique verte
60. Migration, Development &
urbanization policies in sub-Saharan
Africa
61. Between liberation and oppression:
the politics of structural adjustment in
Africa
62. New directions in development
economics: growth, environmental
concerns & government in the 1990s
63. Almanach africain: 1984 n.6
64. Textes de loi de la Decentralisation
(3 exemplaires)
65. L’interprétation des rêves dans la
région Sénégambienne: suivie de la clé
des songes de la Sénégambie
66. Esquisses sénégalaises: introduction
de Abdoulaye Bara Diop
67. Industrialization, mineral resources
& energy in Africa
68. Temps et developpement dans la
Directeur des Archives
du Sénégal
Banque Mondiale
LONGMANS: London, 1964,
392p
Frederick A. Praeger:
Washington, 1966, 320p.
NIS: Dakar, 1985, 247p.
DUMONT, Rene
12-861978062-1
2-861978-0621
Néant
Néant
Néant
BM: Washington, 1993, 278p.
Néant
SAGE: New Delhi, 1987, 176p.
0-8039-3129-8
0-312-03-747-3
Ly, Abdoulaye
St Martin’s Press: New York,
1991, 427p.
KARTHALA: Paris, 1992, 444p.
DIAGNE, Oumar
BARRY, Boubacar
CESTI: Dakar, 2001, 202p.
SEPHIS: Amsterdam, 2001, 85p.
Néant
DIENG, Abdoul Aziz
ENDA: Dakar 199, 260p
92-9130-0268
GERSOVITZ, Mark
FRANKASS: TOTOWA, 1987,
363p
KARTHALA: Paris, 1994, 345p
0-7146-3297-x
La RUPTURE: Dakar, 2001,
232p
Longmans: London, 1969, 367p
Néant
Continuum: New York, 1993,
164p
SAGE: London, 1969, 367p
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1992, 317p
0-8264-0611-4
MKANDAWIRE,
Thandika
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1995, 430p
2-86978-053-2
LUNDAHL MACTS
ROUTLEDGE: London, 1996,
446p
0-415-12121-3
Agence de Coopération
Ministére de la Culture
Néant
Néant
SAMB, Djibril
SEDAG: Paris, 1984, 381p
GROUPE SIFNI: Dakar, 1996,
186p
NEA: Dakar, 1998, 498p
BOILAT, David
Karthala: Paris, 1984, 499p
2-86537-097-6
KHENNAS, Smail
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1992, 340p
2-86978-014-1
DIAGNE, Souleymane
RODOPI: Amsterdam, 1998,
90-420-0398-7
QUNN PATTON,
Michael
T KLARE, Michael
HOUNTONDJI,
Paulin J
DIAITE, Moustapha
RAMOS, Myra
Bergman
Y. SO Alvin
HARRISON, Paul
TOURC, Moriba
2-86978-007-9
2-86978-039-7
582-II228-1
0-8039-3546-3
2-86537-324-X
2-7236-1119-1
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pensée de l’Afrique subsaharienne:
Time & development in the thought of
sub-Saharan African
69. Human & people rights for the
oppressed: critical essays on theory and
practice from sociology of law
perspectives
70. Là où il n’y a pas de docteur
71. The rise & fall of development
theory (3 exemplaires)
72. Développement économique: la
marche d’une idée (4 exemplaires)
73. Basic facts about the united nations
(2 exemplaires)
74. Africa development: Afrique et
développement volxx III
75. The veil and the male elite: a
feminist interpretation of women’s
rights in Islam
76. Afrika Zamani: an annual journal of
African history (revus annuelle
d’histoire africaine)
77. Grassroots environmental action:
people’s participation in sustainable
developments
78. Tanzanie: manger d’abord
79. Lafamille africaine: politiques
démographiques et développement
80. Endogenous knowledge: Research
trails
81. Le royaume du Waalo: le sénégal
avant la conquête
82. Droit public du sénégal: l’état et le
citoyen, vol I
83. African studies in social movements
& democracy
84. Into Africa: Intercultural insights
85. Saisir l’avenir: concilier croissance
de population et qualité de vie pour
tous
Bachir
327p
O. GUTTO, Shadrack
LUBD Univ. Press: Sweden
0-86238-347-1
WERNER, David
LEYS, Colin
ENDA: Dakar, 1997, 597p
INDIANA Univ Press:
Bloomington, 1996, 205p
Nouveaux Horizons: Chicago
1987, 199p
United Nations: New York,
2000, 346p
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1998, 200p
0850-8526
91-0486
MERNISSI, Fatima
PERSEUS BOOKS:
Massachusetts, 1991, 228p
0-201-52321-3
MBEMBA, Achille
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1998, 384p
0850-3079
GHAI, Dharam
ROUTLEDGE: London, 1995,
351p
0-415-07762-1
JOINET, Bernard
ADEPOJU, Aderanti
KARTHALA: Paris, 1977, 261p
KARTHALA: Paris, 1999, 318p
2-86537-024-0
2-86537-942-6
HOUNTONDJI,
Paulin J
BARRY, Boubacar
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1997, 376p
2-86978-040-0
KARTHALA: Paris, 1985, 421p
2-86537-141-7
THIAM, Cheikh
Tidiane
MAMDANI,
Mahmood
RICHMOND, Yale
CREDILA: Dakar, 1993, 309p
Néant
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1995, 626p
Néant
International Press: Yarmouth,
1998, 283p
ECONIMICA: Paris, 1998, 395p
1-877864-57-8
ARNDI, H W
Department of Public
Infomation
SOW, Fatou
Commission
Indépendante sur la
population et la qualité
de vie
86. Manifacturing african studies
ZELEYA, Paul
CODESRIA: Dakar, 1997, 617p
Tiyamba
Baobab n’a pas d’épine : Proverbe & maximes populaires- Mohiss: Dakar, 1994, 95p
Documents Wolof de Maam Daawur Waad + Jaabu Ndaw
Le Sénégal: le pays qui vaut plusieurs voyages
Human and Peoples’ Rights for the Oppressed
Le royaume du Waalo, Boubacar Barry
Jihad Expansion et déclin de l’islamisme, Giles Kepel
A Burning Hunger, Derrick Knight
La turbulente histoire de Gorée, Jean Delcourt
Annales africaines, Université Cheikh Anta diop de Dakar
L’ombre du Baobab, Douda Ndiaye
91-0486
92-1-100850-6
0850-3907
Néant
2-86978-066-4
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Growing Power, Bioenergy for development and Industry, Alan S. Miller
Grassroots Environmental Action, People Participation in Sustainable Development, DHARAM GHAI: cote 556
010/A GHA
African Environment and Debt: Beyond Adjustment, ENDA : cote 320 036/A AFE
Plan National d’Action pour l’Environnement, Ministère de l’Environnement, cote: 556A 012A MEP
Les Moodu Moodu, Malick Ndiaye, 301 023/A NDI
ATTENDANCE POLICY
Regular attendance and punctuality are mandatory in order to earn full marks. The final grade will take into consideration
preparation required for class (i.e. readings) and participation in class discussions. The assigned readings relate to topics
that will be discussed in the week to follow and can be found in your course reader. This allows you to prepare for class
discussions in advance. If you should like to investigate any given week’s topics further please refer to the recommended
readings listed.
If you need to miss class for medical reasons, please let the Director of Academic Affairs know in advance of meetings so
plans can be made accordingly. If you miss any meetings without an excused absence from the Director, your final grade
will be dropped accordingly. In the case of absences, it is the student’s responsibility to find out what information was
given in class including any announcements made.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Academic integrity is essential to a positive teaching and learning environment. All students enrolled in University courses
are expected to complete coursework responsibilities with fairness and honesty. Failure to do so by seeking unfair
advantage over others or misrepresenting someone else’s work as your own, can result in disciplinary action. The
University Student Conduct Code defines scholastic dishonesty as follows:
SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY:
Scholastic dishonesty means plagiarizing; cheating on assignments or examinations; engaging in unauthorized
collaboration on academic work; taking, acquiring, or using test materials without faculty permission; submitting false or
incomplete records of academic achievement; acting alone or in cooperation with another to falsify records or to obtain
dishonestly grades, honors, awards, or professional endorsement; altering forging, or misusing a University academic
record; or fabricating or falsifying data, research procedures, or data analysis.
Within this course, a student responsible for scholastic dishonesty can be assigned a penalty up to and including an “F” or
“N” for the course. If you have any questions regarding the expectations for a specific assignment or exam, ask.
STUDENT CONDUCT
The University of Minnesota has specific policies concerning student conduct and student needs. This information can be
found on the Learning Abroad Center website.
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Case Studies in International Development
COURSE DESIGNATOR MSID 4004
Language of Instruction French or English
NUMBER OF CREDITS 4 credits
COURSE DESCRIPTION
Although presented separately, this course is close to MSID 4005: Advanced International Development Internship. This
course consists of readings and assignments that should help students more directly apply their experience to a particular
sector of development in their host country: Gender Issues and Development, Environment and Development,
Education and Development, Health and Development, Agricultural Production, Transport Infrastructure, Market
Opportunities and Development, etc.
INSTRUCTORS
Ousmane Aly Pame
Phone: 77 436 70 46
Email: oalypame@hotmail.com
Ousmane Sene, PhD
Phone: 77 712 75 36
Email: osewarc@yahoo.fr
Waly Faye
Phone: 77 566 81 62
Email: walyfay@gmail.com
COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of this course, students should better understand the development theme they are assigned to explore and
analyze.
METHODOLOGY
The course takes place mostly at the internship site. Learning is structured through writing assignments, readings, faculty
contacts during site visits and seminars, and interactions with local resource persons at internship site.
REQUIRED READING/MATERIALS
Each student will be given two books to read by Prof Sène and Dr Ousmane Aly Pame. Students are advised to re-read
Fall materials for the Country Analysis and International Development: Theory and Practice courses.
GRADING
Evaluation will be based on assigned readings resulting in a 10-page focus paper to be submitted by the students in the last
phase and oral reports on agency.
Summary of how grades are weighted:
10-page focus paper
80%
Oral reports
20%
Overall grade
100%
CLASS SCHEDULE
FIRST WEEK
•
Books are assigned to students
LAST WEEK (final seminar)
•
•
Students submit a 10 – page paper
Students present on their internship experience
Advanced International Development Internship
COURSE DESIGNATOR MSID 4005
Language of Instruction French
NUMBER OF CREDITS 4 credits
Contact Hours 20 hours per week
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course takes place primarily at the internship site. There are points and periods of contacts (site visits, seminars, etc)
during the semester but students will be on their own most of the time. They are thus encouraged to take the initiative of
e-mail exchanges or phone calls with MSID staff and faculty whenever the need arises.
INSTRUCTOR
Waly Faye
Phone: 77 566 81 62
Email: walyfay@gmail.com
COURSE OBJECTIVES
For the academic-year students in the MSID Program, the Spring internship is an opportunity to gain in-depth practical
knowledge and experience on development issues. Students go back to the same internship site and people they are
already familiar with in their host agency, within their host family and the same community. This is the time for them to
build on such relationships to further explore and understand development issues.
METHODOLOGY
The learning will be essentially structured with writing assignments designed to help the students sift through and analyze
their experiences in the academic perspective. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the permanent contact they
have with their site supervisor for trouble shooting and discussions geared toward a better understanding of the practical
experience garnered.
REQUIRED READING/MATERIALS
Pre-departure and Fall Semester readings plus any other readings assigned by MSID faculty (Program Director). Please reread “Stages of Fieldwork” by M. Shultz & L. Borzaki in the General Reading Packet.
GRADING
The final grade will be determined by the student’s final paper (internship report) analyzing the internship and the host
agency in which it takes place, the report from the site supervisor, and assignments.
Summary of how grades are weighted:
FOR 1 & 2 (to be handed in while in Dakar for the 2nd phase: March 9
10%
POR 1 (to be handed in while in Dakar for the 2nd phase: March 9
5%
Presentations (mid-term and final seminar)
20%
Internship performance (supervisor’s report)
65%
Overall grade
100%
Applied Field Methods
COURSE DESIGNATOR MSID 4006
Language of Instruction French
NUMBER OF CREDITS 4 credits
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course begins with the Fall classroom phase and is further developed during the Research and Methodology session
held for students in January prior to their return to their respective internship sites. It also involves the presentations made
on research projects by students during the First Seminar. Methodological issues will also be raised and addressed
subsequently during site visits and other points of contact in the Spring Semester.
INSTRUCTOR
Waly Faye
Phone: 77 566 81 62
Email: walyfay@gmail.com
COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course is closely connected to MSID 4007: Directed Research. Experience shows that not all students have in-depth
research and research methodology experience. This course has therefore been designed to:
• Help the student develop the theoretical and methodological tools necessary for a sound research project;
• Critically examine various research tools and approaches; and
• Approach field research while being aware of ethical issues, cultural differences, etc.
REQUIRED READING/MATERIALS
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
H. Rusell Bernard (2006). Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
Matthew B. Miles Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook (2nd Edition)
James P. Spradley (1987) Participant Observation
Richard A. Krueger & Mary Anne Casey (2000) Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research (3rd Edition)
Uwe Flick (2009) An Introduction to Qualitative Research (4th Edition)
Christopher Barrett and Jeffrey W Cason (1997) Overseas Research: A Practical Guide
Raymong Quiyy & Luc Van Campenhoudt (1995) Manuel de recherché en sciences sociales
GRADING
Summary of how grades are weighted:
Research project formulation (Methodology session in January)
30%
Writing assignment on Methodological & research opportunities & Constraints (to be assigned during
methodology session in January)
30%
Progress report on research activities & field notes
40%
Overall grade
100%
*Field notes are the description that a researcher gives of events, incidents, objects, people, places, situations, etc and
conversations during research sessions and trips. Along with the above, the researcher may also document ideas, strategies
and trends emerging from his/ her research activities – thus field notes are descriptive and reflective.
MSID Directed Research
COURSE DESIGNATOR MSID 4007
Language of Instruction French or English
NUMBER OF CREDITS 4 credits
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is closely connected to MSID 4006: Applied Field Methods. Note that in other US Academic institutions, this
course may well fall under the appellation of Independent Study. This course is an exercise enabling the student to focus
on a subject or topic and investigate it in an in-depth and knowledgeable manner. It involves both the acquisition of
knowledge on a given research subject and the fine-tuning of research abilities and skills.
INSTRUCTORS
The lead faculty for this course is an Academic Director although responsibility may be given to other faculty based on
their areas of specialty. Interactions in this course start in the Fall Semester and continue until the students submit their
final research product. In the case students have supervisors at their home institutions, they may feel free—and are even
strongly encouraged—to interact with them.
Dr. Ousmane Sene, PhD
Email: osewarc@yahoo.fr
Ousmane Aly Pame
Phone: 77 436 70 46
Email: oalypame@hotmail.com
Waly Faye
Phone: 77 566 81 62
Email: walyfay@gmail.com
COURSE OBJECTIVES
The Directed Research, if well conducted, offers the student the opportunity to map the contours of a senior or honors
thesis. In some cases, it has been used by students to draft a grant-earning research project for further research on the
subject at the same or a different research site.
GRADING
Evaluation will be based on the following assignments:
• Research paper draft outline: This is a detailed presentation of the content of your paper with a plan including
headings, sub-headings and major issues to be addressed.
• Paper presentation: This formal session will be attended by all students and faculty. Students will discuss their
research strategies, opportunities and constraints in the course of their research activities and their major findings
and recommendations.
• Research paper: The final paper with the name of the program (MSID), the student and the supervisor, the
topic investigated, study abroad country, etc., and all the parts of your research document.
Summary of how grades are weighted:
Research paper draft outline (first seminar and during site visits)
20%
Oral presentation on research & contribution to other presentations by peers (final seminar in April)
20%
Research paper (final seminar in April)
60%
Overall grade
100%
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