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233021 KO Discussion Class Key-questions and Concepts (2021W)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

Summary

2 Fochler , 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. 24 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The discussion class will be taught presence-based. This semester there are two parallel Discussion Classes KO 233 021-1 and KO 233021-2. Please note that your registration to either of the two discussion groups may be changed in order to adhere to the maximum registration number. We will communicate your finalized placement before the start of the course.

Tuesday 05.10. 16:15 - 18:15 Digital
Thursday 14.10. 09:15 - 11:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 04.11. 09:15 - 11:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 18.11. 09:15 - 11:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 02.12. 09:15 - 11:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 16.12. 09:15 - 11:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Assessment and permitted materials

The discussion class engages with the issues addressed in the lecture class through debating texts or any other additional material indicated in the handout. It builds on discussion and the active participation of all students. For each workshop one group of students will act as 'workshop leaders'. The distribution of tasks to the students will be done in the lecture unit on 5 October 2021.
A discussion workshop generally has three phases:
1) go through each text and discuss their key points; the lead discussants for the workshop should get the discussion going;
2) we connect the texts with the lectures, discuss additional questions emerging and elaborate the key issues to retain from them, i.e. what have we learned;
3) reflect on how the papers potentially relate to the cases;

To pass the discussion class, students are expected to:
1) Read the literature for the respective discussion workshop and;
2) Prepare for the discussion: analyse the paper(s) along the six questions (take short notes and upload them to moodle before the class; not all questions are equally relevant for each text):
a) What are the core questions that the text asks? Express them in your own words. 2-3 sentences.
b) What are the problems/tensions the text is pointing at?
c) What hypothesis/es does the text defend? Identify key passages.
d) What are core concepts/terms that the text operates with and that you identified as being important?
e) What is the empirical field addressed in the text?
f) Where did you meet problems when reading the text?
3) Participate actively in all the discussions.
4) Take a leadership role in the discussion at one of the workshops (role will be distributed at the start of the semester) – hand in 3 days before the discussion class a short paper outlining how you plan to organise the discussion.
5) Adhere to the general standards of good academic practice.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading Scheme
The grading of the course 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:
1) Preparation of the analysis of paper(s) before each workshop and hand them in on time (minimum: hand in your analysis for 4 discussion workshops) 35% (assessed individually)
2) Contribution to the discussion in class on the basis of your reading and preparation; engagement in the discussion group;
your presence (late coming will impact your grade) 30% (assessed individually)
3) Being a lead discussant in a workshop and handing in the concept for the discussion 35% (assessed collectively)

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 result in a deduction of points.

Acceptance of assignment (Essay) implies compliance with the following requirements:
Citations are always marked and referred to in the bibliography at the end of a text
No unauthorized copying or pirating of existing texts; plagiarism will not be tolerated!
Each document must include course title and number, name, student ID, and date

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 result in a deduction of points.

Group 2

max. 24 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The discussion class will be taught presence-based. This semester there are two parallel Discussion Classes KO 233 021-1 and KO 233021-2. Please note that your registration to either of the two discussion groups may be changed in order to adhere to the maximum registration number. We will communicate your finalized placement before the start of the course.

Tuesday 05.10. 16:15 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 19.10. 16:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 09.11. 16:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 23.11. 16:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 07.12. 16:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 15.12. 12:15 - 14:15 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Assessment and permitted materials

The discussion class mainly builds on discussion and the active participation of all students. For each workshop one group of students will act as 'workshop leaders'. The distribution of tasks to the students will be done in the second unit.
A discussion workshop generally has three phases:
1) go through each text and discuss their key points; the lead discussants for the workshop should get the discussion going;
2) we connect the texts with the lectures, discuss additional questions emerging and elaborate the key issues to retain from them, i.e. what have we learned;
3) reflect on how the papers potentially relate to the cases;

To pass the discussion class, students are expected to:
1) Read the literature for the respective discussion workshop and;
2) Prepare for the discussion: analyse the paper(s) along the six questions (take short notes and upload them to moodle before the class; not all questions are equally relevant for each text):
a) What are the core questions that the text asks? Express them in your own words. 2-3 sentences.
b) What are the problems/tensions the text is pointing at?
c) What hypothesis/es does the text defend? Identify key passages.
d) What are core concepts/terms that the text operates with and that you identified as being important?
e) What is the empirical field addressed in the text?
f) Where did you meet problems when reading the text?
3) Participate actively in all the discussions.
4) Take a leadership role in the discussion at one of the workshops (role will be distributed at the start of the semester)
5) Write one short essay (2000 words) on the papers you were lead discussant. The essay should be handed in (uploaded on moodle) three weeks after the workshop presentation. A good essay has an introduction which points at the issues at stake, elaborates on the key-points of the papers, points to some elements where you did see connections the cases from the case based learning and draws a short conclusion.
6) Adhere to the general standards of good academic practice.

'This course uses the plagiarism-detection service Turnitin for larger assignments.'

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading Scheme
The grading of the course is based on the separate assessment of different tasks on a scale of 1-5.
Essay (quality of argument, language, layout, correct bibliography (APA style), handed in on time (delays will impact grading)): 30%,
assessed individually;
Being a lead discussant in a workshop: 25%,
assessed individually;
Contribution to the discussion in class on the basis of your reading; engagement in the discussion; your presence (late coming will impact your grade): 25%, assessed individually;
Preparation of the analysis of paper(s) before each workshop (minimum: hand in your analysis for 4 discussion workshops): 20%

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 result in a deduction of points.

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the discussion class is to give students the opportunity to read, discuss, and engage with the key texts related to the different lectures in the "Key questions and concepts". This should deepen the understanding of the concepts and issues addressed in the lecture class.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MA HPS: M 1.1, M 1.2, M 1.3

Last modified: Tu 14.09.2021 11:09