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230079 UE The Art of Argument: Reading and Writing Sociological Texts in English (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

PLEASE NOTE: From 11 March 2020, teaching at the University of Vienna is taking place in the form of remote learning. The class sessions will take place remotely on Jitsi. Please visit the Moodle site of this course for more details and up-to-date adjustments.

Donnerstag 05.03. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 19.03. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 26.03. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 02.04. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 30.04. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 07.05. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 14.05. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 28.05. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 04.06. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 18.06. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Donnerstag 25.06. 12:45 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course, students will learn to:

(a) identify arguments other social science scholars make,
(b) develop their own argument in the context of the work of other scholars,
(c) effectively and efficiently identify scholarly resources appropriate for a literature review,
(d) evaluate the reliability of sources,
(e) integrate multiple sources into a literature review outline,
(f) advance their English skills in reading, writing, presenting, and discussing sociological issues

In this course, students will practice critical thinking, sociological reasoning, and argumentation, using English texts. We will identify and evaluate arguments other writers have made. The reading material will provide us considerable insights and methods to gain an understanding of the written work that sociologists and other social scientists produce. Using academic texts, we will develop sociological arguments. We will use the many scholarly resources available to us to help research and write our arguments and outline our literature reviews.

The course will help students in building key academic competencies (reading, developing arguments and writing) as they think about and write their masters theses.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will work on several small assignments throughout the semester. The requirements will be assessed in the following ways:
(a) class participation 10%
(b) review and critique of course reading material 20%
(c) written argument assignments 20%
(d) written reviews of peers' written critiques 20%
(e) develop and outline an argument 15%
(f) outline a literature review 15%

Important Grading Information:

If not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme must be met.

If a required task is not fulfilled, this will be considered as a discontinuation of the course. In that case, the course will be graded as ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on the student's side (e.g. a longer illness).

In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading.

Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.

If any requirement of the course has been fulfilled by fraudulent means, be it for example by cheating at an exam, plagiarizing parts of a written assignment or by faking signatures on an attendance sheet, the student's participation in the course will be discontinued, the entire course will be graded as ‘not assessed’ and will be entered into the electronic exam record as ‘fraudulently obtained’.

The plagiarism-detection service (Turnitin in Moodle) can be used in course of the grading: Details will be announced by the lecturer.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance is mandatory as this is a class that only works when students are present and actively participate. Students may miss 3 classes maximum.

1 Sehr gut 90% or more
2 Gut 80% - 89%
3 Befriedigend 70% - 79%
4 Genügend 51% - 69%
5 Nicht genügend 50% or less

PLEASE NOTE: From 11 March 2020, teaching at the University of Vienna is taking place in the form of remote learning. The class sessions will take place remotely on Jitsi. Please visit the Moodle site of this course for more details and up-to-date adjustments.

Prüfungsstoff

All topics covered in this class are subject to assessment.

Literatur

Reading Exercise 01: "The Double Bind: The Damned-If-You-Do, Damned-If-You-Don’t Paradox Facing Women Leaders" by Deborah Tannen in Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers, ed. by Susan Morrison, 126 39. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.

Reading Exercise 02: Social Origins of Scientific Deviance: Examining Creationism and Global Warming Skepticism by Joshua C. Tom. Sociological Perspective, Vol. 61, No. 3 (2018), pp. 341 360.

Reading Exercise 03: The Making of an egalitarian elite: school ethos and the production of privilege by Maria Törnqvist. The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 70, No. 2 (March, 2019), pp. 551 568.

Reading Exercise 04: The Meaning of Theory Before theory comes theorizing or how to make social science more interesting by Richard Swedberg. The British Journal of Sociology, Vol. 67, No. 1 (June 2016), pp. 6 22.

NOTE: Depending on the interest of participants we will read additional supplementary material.

For those who want to get an early start, I recommend reading

Writing for Social Scientists:How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article (2nd. ed.) by Howard S. Becker (2007)
and
Learning to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences by Michael Billig (2016)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21