Universität Wien FIND

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210156 PS BAK3 Introduction to scientific work (2018S)


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

Donnerstag 08.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 15.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 22.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 12.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 19.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 26.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 03.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 17.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 24.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 07.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 14.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Donnerstag 28.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 3 (H3), 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
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.

For non-native speakers of English: Whereas a basic knowledge of English is required to follow and complete this course, language competence will not be graded. Instead, this course wants to provide an opportunity to practice and improve oral and written English language skills.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Provisional tasks and weighting

Task: abstract (5%)
Task: citations (5%)
Task: handout (5%)
Task: reflection on academic writing skills (5%)
Task: excerpt/visualisation (10%)
Task: presentation(10%)
Task: review (10%)
Task: protocol (20%)
Task: research proposal (25%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Active participation in class and discussions, handing in homework on time via moodle, reading the weekly mandatory literature

>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:
Atchison, Amy L. (2013): The Practical Process of Gender Mainstreaming in the Political Science Curriculum. Politics & Gender Vol. 9 (2), pp. 228 - 235.
Broberg, M. (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, 26 (4), 675-687.
Chakrabarty, Dipesh (2011): The Muddle of Modernity. American Historical Review, Vol 116 (3), pp. 663-675.
Du Bois, W.E.B. (2005) [1903]: The Souls of Black Folk. New York: Bantam Dell.
Eco, U. (2015 [1977]) How to write a thesis. Cambridge, London: MIT Press.
Hansen, P., and Jonsson, S. (2011) 'Demographic Colonialism. EU-African Migration Management and the Legacy of Eurafrica' Globalizations, 8 (3), 261-276.
hooks, bell (1994): Teaching to Transgress. Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York u.a.: Routledge.
Jones, R. S. (1998) [1973] 'Proving Blacks Inferior. The Sociology of Knowledge' in Ladner, J. E.ed., The Death of White Sociology. Essays on Race and Culture, Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 114-135.
Malešević, Siniša (2011), The chimera of national identity. Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 17 (2), pp. 272–290.
Marshall, Thomas H. (1977): Citizenship and Social Class. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Michel, Noémi (2015): "Sheepology. The Postcolonial Politics of Raceless Racism in Switzerland." Postcolonial Studies, Vol. 18 Nr. 4. 410-426.
Pantelic, Bratislav (2011): Memories of a time forgotten: the myth of the perennial nation. Nations and Nationalism, Vol.17 (2), pp. 443-464.
Peters, Michael A. (2015): Why is My Curriculum White? Educational Philosophy and Theory, Vol. 47 (7). pp. 641-646.
Raab, Nicole; Janda, Simone (2012): "Coverage of the Beijing Paralympic Games on German Television." In: Schantz, Otto; Gilbert, Keith (eds.): Heroes or zeroes? The Media's Perception of Paralympic Sport. Champaign: Common Ground. pp. 85-93.
Smith, Anthony (1989): The origins of nations. Ethnic and Racial Studies Vol. 12(3) pp. 340-367.
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.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:38