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121220 UE English for Academic Purposes (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
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Summary

1 Rheindorf , Moodle
2 Prillinger , Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).
Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes

Vorläufig online
Dienstag 8:15-9:45
Beginn: 09.03.2021

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content:
As part of the MA programme students are required to plan and undertake research leading towards an MA thesis. This course is designed to support students in this process, building on knowledge they have gained from previous language classes and their experience of writing academic papers. The course addresses the following three core issues:
- Students' identity as writers and readers of academic texts
- Academic genre conventions
- Textual competence

Important note: students are advised to take this course as their second language class of the MA (i.e. after English in a Professional Context - Advanced) to ensure they already have a clearer idea about their MA project. Ideally this course is taken in parallel to the Seminar.

Aims:
- to develop students' use of English in an academic environment
- to promote students' capacity to present research findings in an appropriate form
- to enable students to reflect critically on their own work and that of others

Methods:
Interactive classwork, independent study

Group 2

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes

Vorläufig online

Donnerstag 18:15-19:45

Beginn: 11.03.2021

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content:
As part of the MA programme students are required to plan and undertake research leading towards an MA thesis. This course is designed to support students in this process, building on knowledge they have gained from previous language classes and their experience of writing academic papers. The course addresses the following three core issues:
- Students' identity as writers and readers of academic texts
- Academic genre conventions
- Textual competence

Note: it is helpful if students already have an idea about their MA project and/or if this course is taken in parallel to a course that requires writing an academic paper.

Aims:
- to develop students' use of English in an academic environment
- to promote students' capacity to present research findings in an appropriate form
- to enable students to reflect critically on their own work and that of others

Methods:
Interactive classwork, independent study

Information

Assessment and permitted materials

Class participation (online) and completing assignments (abstract, book review, text analysis, research proposal, literature review). There is no exam or test.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance (max. 2 absences)

Students are assessed by continuous assessment only. The assignments are weighted as follows:
- Abstract 15%
- Book review 15%
- Text analysis of academic text (group presentation) 15%
- Research proposal 20%
- Literature review 30%
- Participation 5%
Students who fail to hand in the literature review will fail the course.

Grading scale for individual assignments:

1 (sehr gut) 14-15 points;
2 (gut) 11-13 points;
3 (befriedigend) 8-10 points;
4 (genügend) 5-7 points;
5 (nicht genügend) 0-4 points

Your work may be subjected to the plagiarism detection software Turnitin.

Examination topics

Continuous assessment based on what is covered in the course; details will be given in class and on moodle.

Reading list

Core texts will be provided at the beginning of the semester on Moodle.

Recommended further reading:
- Clark, Romy; Ivanic, Roz. 1997. The politics of writing. London, New York: Routledge.
- Swales, John M.; Feak, Christine B. 2000. English in today's research world. A writing guide. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
- Swales, John, M.; Feak, Christine B. 2012. Academic writing for graduate students (3rd edition). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Association in the course directory

Studium: MA 844 + 844/2, MA 812(2)
Code/Modul: M 02
Lehrinhalt: 12-1221

Last modified: Fr 07.05.2021 14:48