551.321 (21S) Early Thesis Forum: Literature and Culture Studies

Sommersemester 2021

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Erster Termin der LV
09.03.2021 08:00 - 10:00 online Off Campus
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Early Thesis Forum: Literature and Culture Studies
LV-Art
Arbeitsgemeinschaft (prüfungsimmanente LV )
LV-Modell
Onlinelehrveranstaltung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
8.0
Anmeldungen
5 (20 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
mögliche Sprache/n der Leistungserbringung
Englisch
LV-Beginn
09.03.2021
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs
Anmerkungen

We will meet online at 8.15am.

Zeit und Ort

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students are guided towards a research porposal for their Master's thesis and how to take their first steps as independent researchers, respecting and integrating differences in the specific field they want to work in. Theoretical knowledge about as well as practical skills in thesis writing are acquired, and a reflective stance towards the writing process and individual strategies developed.

Thus equipped with fundamental competencies in academic writing, students can then start working independently on their individual theses.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

  • theoretical and methodical input on critical thinking and academic writing
  • both individual and collective analysis of different academic text types
  • discussion of relevant texts, short writing exercises
  • presentation and discussion of a potential thesis topic in class
  • development of research proposals for students' individual thesis projects

Inhalt/e

Critical thinking, academic writing, finding and defining a suitable thesis topic, development of a research proposal

Prüfungsinformationen

Im Fall von online durchgeführten Prüfungen sind die Standards zu beachten, die die technischen Geräte der Studierenden erfüllen müssen, um an diesen Prüfungen teilnehmen zu können.

Prüfungsmethode/n

The final grade is an aggregate of...

  • 20% Active participation: Come prepared, think critically, read the required theoretical texts, do any additional research if necessary; do the writing exercises and contribute to discussions and analyses.
  • 30% Topic Presentation (45min, 1500 words): Introduce your potential thesis topic (What? How? Why? Literature?; 30min), do a Q&A (15min), and moderate a plenary, in-depth discussion of one example; write-up of presentation and any issues brought up during the Q&A and the analysis in a short academic paper to be uploaded on Moodle no later than two weeks after the presentation (pdf, 1500 words).
  • 50% Research Proposal (4000 words): Academic paper presenting a fully developed research proposal for your potential thesis topic (motivation, research question, methodology, overview of literature and text corpus, timeline) to be uploaded on Moodle and handed in as printed copy no later than September 30, 2021, 23:55 (pdf, 4000 words).

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Quantity and quality of task fulfillment; quantity and quality of theoretical literature used; choice of textual corpus, quality of analysis, and quality of application of theoretical concepts and terminology.

If a student fails one pillar of assessment (participation, presentation, or paper), they fail the entire seminar!

Beurteilungsschema

Note Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 812, Version: 18W.1)
    • Fach: Literature and Culture Studies (Wahlfach)
      • 3.7 Early Thesis Forum: Literature and Culture Studies ( 0.0h AG / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 551.321 Early Thesis Forum: Literature and Culture Studies (2.0h AG / 8.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Masterstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 812, Version: 11W.1)
    • Fach: Research Design in English & American Studies (Pflichtfach)
      • Research Forum [focussing, amongst others, on issues in Gender Studies] ( 0.0h SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 551.321 Early Thesis Forum: Literature and Culture Studies (2.0h AG / 8.0 ECTS)

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