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230141 UE English Reading and Writing for Sociologists (2014S)

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

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Details

max. 35 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 19.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 26.03. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 02.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 09.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 30.04. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 07.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 14.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 21.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 28.05. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 04.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 11.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 18.06. 13:00 - 14:30 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The English language has become today’s academic lingua franca. In view of its widespread use in international publications and presentations, as a sociologist it is crucial to familiarize with techniques and processes of reading, writing and speaking in English. This course will introduce you to the main components of the established language of scholarly communication.The class consists of two main parts. In the first part the fundamentals of critical reading and writing will be introduced.
We will discuss
- different ways to read texts,
- different kind of understanding texts,
- how to structure sentences and paragraphs,
- how to write clear and logical essays, exposés, abstracts and research papers.
In the second part we will adapt techniques of basic sociological reasoning and argumentation by reading papers and intensively discussing them in class. You will become comfortable with main issues and methods in sociology. We will approach these aspects in a very hands-on and interactive manner.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance, participation and preparedness are crucial for this course. Every student is expected to be prepared to contribute to the discussion in each class. The final requirement is an essay / an exposé / a research paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The class will help you to advance your English skills in reading, writing, presenting and discussing sociological issues. You will learn about the components and processes of reading and writing and develop background knowledge and content related vocabulary. By the end of the semester you will be able to summarize and critically analyze main topics and methods in sociology both orally and in writing.

Examination topics

This course will provide you the opportunity for trying out different ways to encounter academic English. There will be lectures, group discussions, videos, short writing assignments and presentations. The course is largely discussion-based. Active class participation is an essential part of learning and will enhance your ability in critical analysis of sociological topics in English.

Reading list

Glasman-Deal, Hilary (2010): Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English. London: Imperial College Press.
Jones, Jennifer / Quinn, Sarah / Brown, Hana (2011): Writing for Sociology. Second Edition. University of California, Berkeley. (http://tinyurl.com/pcccn2q)
Turabian, Kate L. (2007): A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Wallwork, Adrian (2011): English for Writing Research Papers. New York/London: Springer.

Sociological literature will be available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA SM Sozialwissenschaftliche Lehrveranstaltung nach freier Wahl

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