340195 UE Text and written and oral communication English (2021S)
- Registration is open from Mo 15.02.2021 09:00 to Fr 26.02.2021 17:00
- Registration is open from Mo 08.03.2021 09:00 to Fr 12.03.2021 17:00
- Deregistration possible until We 31.03.2021 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Due to new measures to contain the corona virus, all units will take place online (remote) only.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Students are required to demonstrate that they can apply and possibly adapt the methods and strategies presented in class to new texts and genres.
Students must complete all assignments; to pass, you must not miss more than two classes (attendance will be taken).
Grading will be based on the following:
- 1 mid-term test (30%)
- 1 final test (30%)
- 1 group assignment (25%)
- Timely submission of ALL required assignments/active participation in class (15%)
60% of the above are required for a passing grade at the end of the semester.
Grading scale: 90-100%: 1 // 80-89%: 2 // 70-79%: 3 // 60-69%: 4 // < 60%: 5 (fail).
Students will achieve the course objectives by:
(i) analysing and assessing a variety of texts;
(ii) writing, adapting/rewriting, or performing texts for various situations, target groups and media;
(iii) reflecting on and discussing the multiple, sequential steps in the composition or performance process;
(iv) incorporating theoretical input given in class in their assignments and applying strategies and methods accordingly.
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Blommaert, Jan. 2004. Discourse. Cambridge: CUP.
Brownholtz, Bethany M. 2013. [Queneau's] Exercises in Style: 21st Century Remix. College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences—Theses and Dissertations 138. https://via.library.depaul.edu/etd/138/ [22/01/2020].
Cooke, Michèle. 2011. Lightning Flash! Language, longing and the facts of life. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main.
Cooke, Michèle. 2012. Tell It Like It Is? Science, society and the ivory tower. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main.
Fairclough, Norman. 2003. Analysing Discourse. Textual Analysis for social Research. Oxon: Routledge.
Goldberg, Natalie. 2005. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. Boston (MA): Shambhala.
Kress, Gunter & Van Leeuwen, Theo. 2006. Reading Images. The grammar of visual design. London: Routledge.
Lebrun, Jean-Luc. 2010. Scientific writing: A reader and writer's guide. Singapore: World Scientific.
Lebrun, Jean-Luc. 2010. When the Scientist Presents. An Audio & Video Guide to Science Talks. Singapore: World Scientific.
Miller, Brenda & Paola, Suzanne. 2012. Tell It Slant! Writing and shaping creative nonfiction. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Olson, Randy. 2009. Don’t be such a scientist. Talking substance in an age of style. Washington: Island Press.
Pease, Allen & Pease, Barbara. 2004. The Definitive Book of Body Language: How to Read Others' Attitudes by Their Gestures. London: Orion.
Susan Sontag. 1961. Against Interpretation and Other Essays. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Thomas, Jaquie Mary. 2008. Presentations in English. Freiburg: Haufe.
University of Chicago Press. 2017. The Chicago Manual of Style. The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors and Publishers. 17th Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
White, Hayden. 2010. The Fiction of Narrative. Baltimore: JHUP.
White, Hayden. 1987. The Content of the Form. Baltimore: JHUP.
Wroe, Ann. 2018. The Economist Style Guide. London: Profile Books.
Zinsser, William. 2016. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Revised and Expanded. New York: Harper Perennial.