Academic Writing

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Sommersemester 2019

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Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154441 Academic Writing: Short Stories 2 Ü Mo 10:15 - 11:45 R. 3.207 Stutz
154442 Academic Writing: The Victorians 2 Ü Mo 12:15 - 13:45 R. 3.208 B. Hamblock
154443 Academic Writing: Speculative Fiction: Explaining Alternative Worlds 2 Ü Di 10:15 - 11:45 R. 3.207 Stutz
154444 Academic Writing: Slayer Fiction 2 Ü Mi 12:15 - 13:45 R. 3.207 Bell
154445 Academic Writing: Interactive Entertainments 2 Ü Fr 12:15 - 13:45 R. 3.208 Bell
Course Description

Please note: You must successfully complete the WOC in-class essay before you can take an Academic Writing course.

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.

  • Short Stories:
    • A slice of life and window to the soul. That’s what short stories offer the reader by producing complex characters and using a variety of compelling narrative techniques. In addition to dealing with the theoretical background of this type of fiction, this course will also consist of reviewing and practicing academic research and writing skills. No prior knowledge of the topic is assumed.
  • The Victorians:
    • The Victorians are said to have rules and changed the world. This course will provide the opportunity to examine academic approaches to this period of history, which saw enormous colonial and industrial expansion. No prior knowledge of the topic is required, but an interest in exploring and discussing aspects of this era of British history is encouraged.
  • Speculative Fiction: Explaining Alternative Worlds:
    • The future is something everyone wonders about. Writers and filmmakers are no exception. From dystopian worlds like those created by Huxley or Bradbury, which were meant as a warning to the present about a potentially dreadful future, to Wells’ vision of war between mankind and extraterrestrials, speculative fiction is a genre which will continue to interest us until the end of time. Sounds like something you’re interested in? Join us in not only exploring the genre but also reviewing and practicing academic research and writing skills. No prior knowledge of the topic is assumed, however, an interest is strongly encouraged.
  • Slayer Fiction:
    • “I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of apocalypse.” As well as covering the finer points of academic research and writing, this course aims to provide students with an introduction to the academic study of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. No prior knowledge is assumed, but an interest in non-sparkling vampires is important.
  • Interactive Entertainments:
    • FPS, RTS, MMORPG, shmups – if you’re interested in learning more about words like these, 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
LABG G: HRG/HRSGe GyGe/BK SP
2009 702 103 103 702
2016 702 103 103 702
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften/Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:
B.A.ALK: B.A.AS: M.A.ALK: M.A.AS:
PO vor WS 16/17:
  • Kern: 8b
  • Komp: 4c
  • Kern: 1b
  • Komp: 1a, 3a
ia 2b
PO ab WS 16/17:
  • Kern: 8b
  • Komp: 4c
  • Kern: 1c
  • Komp: 1b, 3a
4a 2b