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340361 UE Text and written and oral communication English (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work
MIXED

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG
Monday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG
Monday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG
Monday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG
Monday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG
Monday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG
Monday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG
Monday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG
Monday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG
Monday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Medienlabor II ZfT Gymnasiumstraße 50 4.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

OBJECTIVE
To become aware of writing strategies and stylistic tools and their impact on the reader/audience. Students should be able to develop their own style in dealing with different subject-matter and types of texts (in both written and oral form).

CONTENT
In this course we will join the renowned writer/essayist Yuval Noah Harari on his exploration of today's most pressing issues. His book '21 Lessions for the 21st Century' looks at some of the challenges of maintaining our focus in the face of constant change. We will discuss a number of the main themes of his book and reflect on how they are addressed by others in the media (print, Internet, radio). Students will be expected to read text material to be posted weekly and to comment on a particular subject in class discussions and in written and oral assignments

METHODS
Weekly reading and listening assignments. There will alos be individual and group presentations.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance is mandatory (only one absence allowed).
Assessment will be based on the following:
- 1 mid-term test (25%)
- 1 final test (40%)
- Written and oral assignments (35%)
Students are allowed to use a monolingual (hard-copy) dictionary in exams.
Please note that the cut-off for overall positive grading at the end of the semester is 60%, which means that three of the above assignments have to be positive.
Grading: 90% 1/ 80% 2/ 70% 3/ 60% 4/ 59% 5 (fail)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Excellent knowledge of working language
- Students are expected to demonstrate that they can apply and possibly adapt the methods and strategies presented in class to new texts and genres
- High-quality text production and presentation

Examination topics

Students will be expected to apply the theoretical input as well as the methods and strategies discussed in class to new assignments.

Reading list

To be announced in class / on Moodle

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Su 17.10.2021 00:06