Universität Wien FIND

180003 VU M-02 Introduction to Academic Writing in Philosophy (2018W)

7.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Summary

1 de Haan, Moodle
2 Bobst, Moodle
4 Lukitsch, Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Groups

Group 1

max. 45 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 16.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 23.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 30.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 06.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 13.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 20.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 27.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 04.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 11.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 08.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 15.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 22.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 29.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of the course is for students to become acquainted with the formal standards of academic writing in philosophy (i.e. citation styles, writing formats), the necessary tools and methods for literature research, more generally, how to read and understand philosophy and, most importantly, how to write an academic paper. During the course students will read and analyze contemporary works in Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy. This selection of literature will be used to illustrate, practice and test the before-mentioned standards, skills and methods. In particular, students will be given various small home assignments and are required to present an (own) argument for or against one of the selected works of literature. Furthermore, throughout the course, students will be guided towards and prepared for the final assignment, writing an academic paper.

Attention, the course is in English!

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment in this course will be continuous and involves the evaluation of active participation throughout all sessions. Students will be given various small assignments that practice particular skills, methods or components of academic writing. And depending on the size of the class, the presentation will be done either individually or in a small group. The final paper will be graded mainly on the basis of the student’s capability to employ the relevant skills and methods learned throughout the course. While all the assignments are to be based upon the selected literature, for some assignments students will be required to find literature by themselves.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For entry to this course completion of the StEOP is required.
Attendance is mandatory (students must be present for 80% of the course sessions).
The final grade will be calculated as follows:
1. Active participation (10%)
2. Small assignments (35%)
3. Presentation (20%)
4. Final paper (35%)

By registering for this course, you agree that the automated plagiarism software Turnitin will review all written assignments you have submitted in Moodle.

Examination topics

Formal standards of academic writing, tools and methods for literature research, presenting, writing a paper. To a lesser extent: understanding philosophical texts and formulating one’s own argumentation.

Reading list

To be announced in the first week of the course.

Group 2

max. 45 participants
Language: German
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 17.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 24.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 31.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 07.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 14.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 21.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 28.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 05.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 12.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 09.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 16.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 23.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 30.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien

Aims, contents and method of the course

Ziel der Lehrveranstaltung ist es, Studierende mit den grundlegenden Techniken des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens in der Philosophie (Präsentieren, Zitieren, Erstellen von Seminararbeiten, Recherchieren einschlägiger Literatur uvm.) bekanntzumachen. Die vermittelten und selbst erarbeiteten Kenntnisse sollen mittels aktiver Teilnahme während der Kurseinheiten sowie individueller schriftlicher Hausübungen ausserhalb der Kurszeiten zur Anwendung gebracht werden. Dies wird vorwiegend anhand einschlägiger Texte aus dem Bereich der (analytischen) Ethik (v.a. englische Lektüre) geschehen.

Assessment and permitted materials

Es handelt sich um eine prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung. Die Leistungskontrolle bezieht sich demzufolge auf a. die rechtzeitige und vollständige Abgabe von schriftlichen Hausübungen während des Semesters, b. das Referat und die c. Abschlussarbeit.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Voraussetzung/Mindestanforderung:
M-02 setzt die Absolvierung der StEOP voraus.
Zudem sollten die deutsche und die englische Sprache in einem Mass beherrscht werden, sodass die kritische Auseinandersetzung mit philosophischen Texten sowohl mündlich wie auch schriftlich auf einem universitären Niveau möglich ist.

Es müssen alle Teilleistungen erbracht werden (a,b,c), um den Kurs abschliessen zu können.

Reading list

Literatur
Primär: wird bekanntgegeben.

Sekundär:
Auswahl. Die beiden Werke ergänzen sich und bilden zusammen eine solide und umfangreiche Einführungsgrundlage für das Philosophiestudium. Zur Anschaffung empfohlen.

Flatscher, Matthias; Posselt, Gerald und Weiberg, Anja: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten im Philosophiestudium;
Pfister, Jonas: Werkzeuge des Philosophierens.

Group 4

max. 45 participants
Language: German
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 16.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 23.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 30.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 06.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 13.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 20.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 27.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 04.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 11.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 08.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 22.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 29.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the formal standards of academic writing (i.e. citation styles, publication formats, and presentation formats), but also to indispensable techniques and tools for literature research, literature management, and scientific writing more generally.
This course specifically focuses on the tradition of analytical philosophy, which will be illustrated by reference to seminal papers of modern-day philosophy of mind (Quine, Putnam, Chalmers). Texts will be used as a means for deploying the above-named tools and techniques. In particular, acquired skills will be put to the test in (1) an oral presentation, (2) written assignments, and (3) a final seminar paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment in this course will be continuous and involves the evaluation of active participation throughout all sessions. Furthermore, students will be given home assignments, hold an oral presentation, and write a final seminar paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Requirements:

M-02 requires the completion of the StEOP.
Unexcused absence is tolerated in two course sessions at most. (Attendance is mandatory in 80% of the course sessions.)

Assessment criteria:

The following criteria account for the general grade:
1. Active participation in the course sessions (10%)
2. Home assignments (25%)
3. Oral presentation (30%)
4. Final paper (2000 words length) (35%)

Examination topics

Examination topics comprise the formality-criteria of academic writing, techniques, and philosophical papers in accordance with the course profile.

Reading list

The reading list will be announced in the first session.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 19.02.2019 14:08