Universität Wien FIND

210013 PS BAK3: PS Introduction to scientific work (engl.) (2017W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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Studierende, die der ersten Einheit unentschuldigt fern bleiben, verlieren ihren Platz in der Lehrveranstaltung.

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Die Lehrveranstaltungsleitung kann Studierende zu einem notenrelevanten Gespräch über erbrachte Teilleistungen einladen.
Plagiierte und erschlichene Teilleistungen führen zur Nichtbewertung der Lehrveranstaltung (Eintragung eines 'X' im Sammelzeugnis).


max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 10.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 17.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 24.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 31.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 07.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 14.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 21.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 28.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 05.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 12.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 09.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 16.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 23.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 30.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course aims at providing the students with basic knowledge and skills of scientific working techniques, which they should be able to make use of throughout their time as students. The course focuses on developing five core-competences with the students:

x) understanding and expressing a scientific line of reasoning in discussions, oral feedback and in writing
x) becoming a critical reader of scientific texts
x) being able to find, access and use scientific literature on a topic
x) becoming acquainted with writing different scientific texts (excerpt, proceedings/protocol, abstract, essay, research outline) while following the rules of scientific writing (correct citations) and becoming aware of ethical aspects of research and knowledge production
x) understanding the importance of providing target-group-oriented information in the process of diseminating scientific knowledge (e.g. in the process of tailoring presentations)

The basis for developing these skills will lie, apart from studying introductory works on social scientific writing and researching skills, in engaging with scientific literature from different fields of political science. Class discussions and group-tasks will help in developing these skills, while the students are expected to read the mandatory texts for each class and hand in their homework on time.

This course seeks to provide an engaging and inclusive study-environment and welcomes students with and without diabilities. If you should require special assistance, for example due to an impairment, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time, prefereably as soon as you are informed about being on the course. I will do my best to make the necessary adaptations, so that everyone enrolled is able to participate.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Provisional tasks and weighting

Task: excerpt/visualisation (5%)
Task: abstract (5%)
Task: review (10%)
Task: comparison of the use of citations (5%)
Task: presentation/handout (10%)
Task: essay (15%)
Task: non-discriminatory language/research ethics (10%)
Task: research proposal (20%)
Task: protocol (20%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Active participation in class and discussions, handing in homework on time via moodle
>89% 1 (Sehr gut)
89-83% 2 (Gut)
82-76% 3 (Befriedigend)
75-69% 4 (Genügend)
<69% 5 (Nicht genügend)


No exam but continuous assesment of course work


The essential literature will be made accessible via moodle. No prior reading required.

Some of the texts and books which will be discussed in class:
Baumann, Gerd (1999): "'I Have a Dream' - but Who Is It For?" In: id.: The Multicultural Riddle. Rethinking National, Ethnic, and Religious Identities. New York, London: Routledge. pp. 1-16
Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo; Zuberi, Tukufu (eds.) (2008): White Logic, White Methods. Racism and Methodology. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Broberg, Morten (2013): From Colonial Power to Human Rights Promoter. On the Legal Regulation of the European Union's Relations with the Developing Countries. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 26 (4). pp. 675-687.
Du Bois, W.E.B. (2005) [1903]: The Souls of Black Folk. New York: Bantam Dell.
Hall, Stuart (ed.) (2011): Representation. Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. London: SAGE.
Hansen, Peo; Jonsson, Stefan (2011): Demographic Colonialism. EU-African Migration Management and the Legacy of Eurafrica. Globalizations Vol.8 (3) pp.261-276.
hooks, bell (n.y.): "Understanding Patriarchy." No Borders - Louisville Radical Lending Library. Accessible at: http://imaginenoborders.org/pdf/zines/UnderstandingPatriarchy.pdf (accessed: 16/08/2017).
Ladner, Joyce A. (Ed.) (1973): The Death of White Sociology. New York: Random House.
Michel, Noémi (2015): "Sheepology. The Postcolonial Politics of Raceless Racism in Switzerland." Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 18 (4). pp. 410-426.
Thomas, Carol (2002): "Disability Theory: Key Ideas, Issues and Thinkers." In: Barnes, Colin; Oliver, Mike (eds.): Disability Studies Today. Cambridge, Oxford: Polity Press. pp. 38-57.
Trevor-Roper, Hugh (1983): "The Invention of Tradition: The Highland Tradition in Scotland." In: Hobsbawm, Eric; Ranger, Terence (eds.): The Invention of Tradition. Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press. pp. 15-43.
Young, Iris Marion (1980): Throwing Like a Girl. A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment Motility and Spatiality. Human Studies, Vol. 3 (2). pp. 137-156.

Literature on scientific work:
Blaikie, Norman (2007): Approaches to social enquiry. 2. ed. Cambridge: Polity.
Hancké, Bob (2011): Intelligent Research Design. A Guide for Beginning Researchers in the Social Sciences. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Marsh, David; Stoker, Gerry (Eds.) (2010): Theory and Methods in Political Science. 3td ed. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Shively, W. Phillips (2014): Power & Choice. An Introduction to Political Science. 14th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Skern, Tim (2011): Writing scientific English. A workbook. 2nd ed. Wien: Facultas.wuv.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 18.10.2018 11:28