Academic Writing

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Prerequisites

You must successfully complete the WOC in-class essay before you can take an Academic Writing Course.

Semester

  • SS 18

Course Information

Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154451 Academic Writing: Film Adaptations 2 Ü Di 10:15 - 11:45 R. 3.205 Stutz
154452 Academic Writing: Dystopian Visions 2 Ü Di 16:00 - 17:30 R. 3.206 Dierich
154453 Academic Writing: Masters of Horror 2 Ü Mi 12:15 - 13:45 R. 3.207 Bell
154454 Academic Writing: Contemporary American Poetry 2 Ü Do 10:15 - 11:45 R. 3.207 Stutz
154455 Academic Writing: Culinary Identities 2 Ü Do 14:30 - 16:00 R. 3.205 Dierich
154456 Academic Writing: Video Games 2 Ü Fr 12:15 - 13:45 R. 3.208 Bell
154457 NEW COURSE: Academic Writing: Graphic Narratives 2 Ü Mo 12:15 - 13:45 R. 3.205 B. Hamblock

Course Description

These courses aim at developing the understanding and writing of academic English and will guide students through the processes of text analysis, evaluation, drafting and editing. Classroom work will focus on identifying features of language at different levels of textual design and will show how vocabulary and grammar relate to the rhetorical function and context of communication. Model essays and practice material will be available during the course of the seminar. Students will be expected to contribute work on a regular basis.


  • Film Adaptations
    • Don’t you just hate it when Hollywood ruins your favorite book? Well you've found the right place to gripe about it. In addition to covering the finer points of academic research and writing, this course aims to provide students with a basic introduction to the study of film adaptation. No prior knowledge of film studies is assumed, but an interest in analyzing films and the true stories, video games, novels and even poems they are adapted from is important.
  • Dystopian Visions
    • War, oppression, environmental ruin, despair and death. Do these topics interest you? They concerned the likes of Huxley, Orwell, Bradbury and Zamyatin. Dystopian literature often serves as a warning to the present about a potentially, dreadful future, and while 1984 has long since come and gone, dystopian works continue to arouse the interest of readers and film audiences. We will be examining dystopian visions both in print and on screen, and thinking about why this genre persists with such popularity.
  • Masters of Horror
    • “Do you like scary movies?” “What's the point? They're all the same. Some stupid killer stalking some big-breasted girl who can't act who is always running up the stairs when she should be running out the front door. It's insulting.” This course will provide the opportunity to examine the intricacies of academic approaches to horror, in particular horror cinema. Students will be invited to introduce and examines works which fit their interest. No prior knowledge of horror is assumed, but students should be prepared to be exposed to disturbing and/or violent scenes.


  • Contemporary American Poetry
    • “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.” Want to know what that’s supposed to mean? Join us in finding out. In addition to covering the finer points of academic research and writing, this course aims to provide students with a basic introduction to the study of contemporary American poetry. No prior knowledge of poetry is assumed, but an interest in analyzing poems and discussing the poets who wrote them as well the historical and artistic climate of the time periods in which they were written is important.
  • Culinary Identities
    • In this course we will be examining the cultural significance of cooking and eating. Course topics will include the signification of foodways, food trends, and how identities are performed (and appropriated) through food, cooking and cuisine.
  • Video Games
    • FPS, RTS, MMORPG, shmups – if you’re interested in learning more about words like this, then this is the Academic Writing course for you! In addition to covering the finer points of academic research and writing, this course aims to provide students with a basic introduction to the study of video games. No prior knowledge of video games is assumed, but an interest in getting to know this increasingly significant cultural medium is important.

Modules

Modulzuordnungen
Lehramtsstudiengänge: MA Lehramt:
  • 1503
LPO 2003:
  • GHR: 5d
  • GyGe: 8b
  • SP1. Fach: 5d
  • SP2. Fach: 3b
  • BK: 8b
LABG 2009:
  • G: 702
  • HRG: 103
  • GyGe/BK: 103
  • SP: 702
LABG 2016:
  • G: 702
  • HRSGe: 103
  • GyGe/BK: 103
  • SP: 702
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/

Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:

  • B.A.ALK: Kern: 8b, Komp: 4c
    • PO ab WS 16/17: Kern: 8b Komp: 4c
  • B.A.AS: Kern: 1b, Komp: 1a, 3a
    • PO ab WS 16/17: Kern 1c Komp: 1b, 3a
  • M.A.ALK: ia
    • PO ab WS 16/17: 4a
  • M.A.AS: 2b
    • PO ab WS 16/17: 2b