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420003 SE Writing and language styles in the Humanities and Cultural Sciences (2017W)

Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 15 participants
Language: German



TIME Friday, 11 am - 3 pm; fortnightly (irregular)
DATES: Fr. 6.10.2017, Fr. 13.10.2017, Fr. 3.11.2017, Fr. 10.11.2017, Fr. 24.11.2017, Fr. 1.12.2017, Fr. 19.01.2018
LOCATION: Institute of Musicology, Oberer Seminarraum, Garnisongasse 15, 1090 Vienna


Aims, contents and method of the course

1. Knowledge and analysis of standardized and individual writing and presentation models
2. Constructive "testing" the relevance of these models for one's own scientific activities
3. Practice-oriented generation of ideas for the public presentation of one's research

1. Basics of reflected writing and presentation models
2. Conventional methods of presentation in the cultural and human sciences
3. Recent tendencies of scientific presentation in various disciplines

Seminar with
a) eLearning documents for lecture-based introduction
b) many practical examples
c) presentations on self-chosen (or suggested) examples
d) permanent opportunity for critical discussion

Assessment and permitted materials

4 achievements are expected for the successful completion:
1. Two inputs (approx. 10')
2. One presentation (approx. 45')
3. Regular presence
4. Active participation (constructive discussions, questions)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: Interest in the subject
ASSESSMENT SCALE: The certificate score is determined using a scorecard. An explanatory handout for this is distributed at the start of the semester.

Examination topics

Application-oriented knowledge of different modes of scientific writing and presentation of research results

Reading list

Valentin Groebner, Wissenschaftssprache. Eine Gebrauchsanweisung, Konstanz: Konstanz University Press 2012
Lucia Rainer, On the Treshold of Knowing. Lectures and Performances in Art and Academia, Bielefeld: transcript 2017

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