Bachelor's Thesis
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-ACWB300
Credits (ECTS)10
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Cultural Studies;
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dr. J.D.M. Baetens
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prof. dr. H.M. van den Braber
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C.J.W. Cober, MA
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dr. F. Van Dam
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prof. dr. M.J.G. Depourcq
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Academic year2021
JAAR  (06/09/2021 to 30/08/2022)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
After completing your bachelor thesis, you are able to:
  • Design and execute research in the field of arts and culture studies;
  • Formulate a research question that relates to a topic from the areas of expertise of the staff of the department;
  • Collect and select relevant academic sources and effectively use insights from those sources in your own research;
  • Execute your research in a systematic and methodologically sound fashion;
  • Present the results of your research in a clearly and logically structured report, which meets the stylistic, structural and substantive criteria as set forth in the departmental style guide as well as those for academic accountability.
You will complete your BA Arts and Culture Studies with a thesis of 10 ects. By writing the thesis you prove you have achieved the end goals of the bachelor programme. The thesis trajectory has the following structure:
  • Students register for the trajectory (in the period preceding the semester in which the thesis is to be written); they will be given access to the Brightspace module for the thesis;
  • The ACS Director of Studies will announce on Brightspace for which themes supervision will be available that semester;
  • Students will sign up for one of these themes; the Director of Studies will assign supervisors to students on the basis of these preferences;
  • Students will attend a series of three introductory seminars, and will produce a full research proposal;
  • The supervisors will schedule a first meeting with their groups of students, who will prepare by reading literature relevant to their theme or topic;
  • Students will follow the step-by-step supervision plan and collect the obligatory assignments in a portfolio. These assignments will include:
    • A literature review, approved by the supervisor, and a main research question with motivation;
    • A thesis chapter, reviewed by a fellow-student, as well as the feedback given to another student’s work;
    • A self-evaluation of the writing process.
Students will be supervised in groups and receive feedback from the supervisor and their group mates.

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information


Assumed previous knowledge
For ACS-students: Research Seminar: Politics and Cultures of the Black Freedom Struggle of Research Seminar 1: Identity and Cultural Diversity, Identity and Diversity in the Hispanic World, Vulgar Culture, Intertextuality & Intermediality, Culture through Philosophy, Indigenous Studies in the United States and Canada of Planetary Cultural Politics en Visual Culture.

Required materials
Literature list
Literature relevant to your research project, selected yourself (in coordination with the supervisor).

Instructional modes
Bachelor Thesis

Bachelorwerkstuk- begeleide zelfstudie

Bachelor's Thesis
Test weight100
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock JAAR, Block JAAR

Minimum grade