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230143 KO Discussion Class Knowledge and Technology Cultures (2016S)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

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Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 02.03. 12:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 06.04. 12:30 - 14:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 27.04. 12:30 - 14:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 18.05. 12:30 - 14:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 08.06. 12:30 - 14:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Mittwoch 22.06. 12:30 - 14:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The aim of the discussion class is to interactively deepen students’ knowledge of the concepts and cases introduced in the lecture. Students will also practice to apply the concepts discussed to different questions and cases in small group work.
Each discussion class unit will typically relate to a topical block of two to three lectures. In preparation of the discussion class units, students are required to review their notes and the slides of the respective lectures to identify the central concepts used and to prepare three questions they would be interested to address in the discussion. Questions can either address the concepts and cases discussed in the lecture directly, with the aim of a clarification of students’ understanding (e.g. in relation to other concepts), or open up broader discussions related to the respective topic discussed.
Further, each student will read a book related to the lecture topic and write a book review of 1000-1400 words. The review should not be a chapter-by-chapter description of the book, but rather give the reader a good overall idea of the topic and the argument of the book. Try to identify the author’s main thesis or concern and describe how she/he develops it in the book. Describe which central concepts the author uses, how they are defined, and how they are used (e.g. in debating empirical material). Concluding the review, (a) comment on whether the book presents a convincing and well-rounded argument (that is, whether it comprehensively answers the questions it outlines), (b) comment on how the book’s argument relates to the overall topic of the class and (c) give a personal opinion of your reading experience.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

To pass the discussion class, students are expected to:
· Participate actively in the in-class discussions
· Prepare three questions for each discussion class session
· Write a book review

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Grading Scheme
The grading of the discussion class is based on the separate assessment of different tasks on a scale of 1-5.
The relative weight of each task in relation to the overall grade is:
In-class-participation: 40 percent, assessed individually
Prepared Questions: 30 percent, assessed individually
Book Review: 30 percent, assessed individually

To successfully complete the course, a weighted average of at least 4,5 is required. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic work may also be considered in the course assessment.

Formal details for handing in written work
All written work must be uploaded in time to the respective folder on Moodle. All documents must be in pdf format, page numbered, in A4 format and contain the name of the student as well as the description of the assignment. Page numbers of assignments are based on 11 point font, 1 1/2 line spacing.

Deadlines
The deadline for handing in the questions is the Sunday before each discussion class, as specified on Moodle.
The final deadline for handing in the book review is September 4th 2016.

Attendance
Presence and participation is compulsory. An absence of one unit at maximum is tolerated, provided that the lecturer is informed about the absence. Absences of up to four hours in total may be compensated by either a deduction of points or/and extra-work agreed with the lecturer. Whether compensation is possible is decided by the lecturer.
Absences of more than four hours in total cannot be compensated. In this case, or if the lecturer does not allow a student to compensate absences of more than two hours, the course can not be completed and is graded as a 'fail' (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfil the attendance requirements 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. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the vice-director of studies responsible for the master programme.

Important Grading Information
If not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme and the attendance regulations must be met. If a required task is not fulfilled, e.g. a required assignment is not handed in or if the student does not meet the attendance requirements, 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. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the vice-director of studies responsible for the master programme.
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'. Self-plagiarism, particularly re-using own work handed in for other courses, will be treated likewise.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur


Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MA HPS neu: Modul 1.1, Modul 1.2, Modul 1.3

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:39