Universität Wien FIND

230053 TR English in academia (2019W)

Training

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die für 20.01.2020 vorgesehene Einheit wird in Form von E-Learning abgehalten.

Monday 07.10. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 21.10. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 04.11. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 18.11. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 16.12. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 20.01. 15:30 - 18:45 extern

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course focuses on professional written and oral communiation in English in the scientific field. What do I have to consider when writing a paper? How do I write an attractive abstract? How do I design a presentation for a foreign-language audience? Which linguistic features can I use for my argumentation? etc.
Beside linguistic correctness, many aspects such as structure, argumentation, consistency, and vocabulary can contribute to making texts better understandable and more attractive for readers and listeners. The course focuses on strategies for producing and delivering good texts of different types (including adapting texts for particular audiences). This also includes writing CVs and job applications for the academic field.
The contents are partly delivered through input by the lecturer but primarily by means of practical exercises (single and group work, creative writing exercises).

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Presence and active participation (50%)
2. Written documentation of exercises (50%)

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.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Good knowledge of the English language.

Examination topics

Reading list

Selection:
Bell, Douglas. 2014. Passport to Academic Presentations. Revised edition. Garnet Education.
Fish, Stanley. 2012. How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One. New York: Harper Paperbacks.
Hogue, Ann, and Alice Oshima. 2005. Writing Academic English. White Plains, NY: Pearson Longman.
Skern, Tim. 2011. Writing Scientific English. A Workbook. Wien: UTB, Stuttgart.
Wallwork, Adrian. 2016. English for Presentations at International Conferences. New York, NY: Springer.
White, E. B., and William I. Strunk. 1999. The Elements of Style. Boston: Pearson Longman.

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA KSK Training (4 ECTS)

Last modified: We 06.11.2019 10:08