Ects course syllabi Institute of English Studies



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ECTS course syllabi Institute of English Studies

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Module 25
Diploma seminar 1


ECTS code
1.2.5-D1-M25/1.2.5-W1-M25

Hours

90/45

ECTS points

12

Final requirement

Credit/grade

Year

III

Semester

5

Form

Elective


Language

English

Prerequisites

none

Provider

University of Opole / Faculty of Philology / Institute of English Studies

Studies

Subject

Degree

Organization

Profile

Major/Speciality

English Philology

BA

Full time

Part time

Academic

  1. English and Cultural Studies

  2. English and Spanish

  3. Translation Studies

  4. Business English

  5. English and Chinese






Courses in the module

Course name

ECTS code

Form

Hours

ECTS points

Instructor

Undergraduate seminar 1

1.2.5-D1-SL1

1.2.5-W1-SL1

class

30
15

5

dr K. Molek-Kozakowska,

dr M. Adams- Tukiendorf,

dr M. Marciniak,

dr hab. P. Marcinkiewicz,

dr P. Wilk

Academic writing 1

1.2.5-D1-PA1

1.2.5-W1-PA1

class

30
15

2

dr P. Wilk

Academic text analysis 1

1.2.5-D1-ALP

1.2.5-W1-ALP

class

30
15

5

dr K. Molek-Kozakowska,

dr M. Adams- Tukiendorf,

dr M. Marciniak,

dr hab. P. Marcinkiewicz,

dr P.Wilk

Forms of evaluation of effects (see below for types of effects)

Group work and individual analytic projects (2,5)

Reporting and presenting on assigned reading and on selected issues within the scope of the seminar and in relation to the literature reviewed in/out of class (1)

Essay/test (2, 3)

Writing assignments (3-5 texts written in various techniques and in academic style) (3, 4)


Methods of instruction/ forms of classroom activity

1. in-class activities, lecture with multimodal presentation, group discussion, analysis, writing activities, individual reports on assigned reading,

2. individual consultations,

3.review of literature, reading and making critical notes



ECTS points in relation to student’s duties

12 ECTS:

90 h – in-class activities

45 h – office hours, consultations

50 h – writing assignments

25 h – preparing for classes

25 h – preparing for test/essay/presentation

100 h – reading assignments, literature review



Course description

The courses in this module enable students to gain the specialist knowledge within the scope of a chosen diploma seminar (linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies), become acquainted with relevant literature as well as the required academic writing skills to become qualified to frame and undertake a study for a BA diploma paper.


Course objectives

The aim of these courses is to acquaint students with specialist theoretical and methodological knowledge within the scope of a selected diploma seminar (linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies), and make students familiar with the classical work and current developments in the discipline. The writing skills to be achieved within this module include quoting and reference-making (according to APA/MLA guidelines), summarizing, paraphrasing and synthesizing academic texts in accordance with worldwide standards for published research.


Course content

Undergraduate seminar:



  1. The main research orientations within the discipline (linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies).

  2. Theoretical models and research paradigms.

  3. Dominant methodologies and research procedures.

  4. The scope of research of the discipline.

  5. The issues to be explored and implications for scholarship.

  6. The main guidelines for framing diploma research projects.

Academic writing:



  1. The formal properties and conventions of academic writing .

  2. Selected stylesheet guidelines (APA, MLA).

  3. Citations and quotations, compiling a bibliography

  4. Paraphrase.

  5. Summary.

  6. Synthesis.

Academic text analysis:



  1. Reading and discussion of selected classical texts in the discipline

  2. Reporting on current developments in scholarship.

  3. Analysing text organization, argumentation and style of selected texts.

  4. Practising the skills of selecting relevant information, reporting, discussing and debating on selected issues from the literature

  5. Solving problems on the basis of the literature.

  6. Selecting relevant sources for individual diploma projects




Reading list

A. obligatory reading (to get a credit):

A.1. used in class

Selected relevant monographs, readers, journal articles, online materials within the scope of the seminar. Academic writing coursebooks, APA/MLA style manuals,

A.2. used for self-study

Selected relevant monographs, readers, journal articles, online materials within the scope of the seminar

B. supplementary reading

Selected relevant monographs, readers, journal articles, online materials within the scope of the seminar



Effects



Knowledge

1. The student has a good command of specific theoretical and methodological knowledge within the thematic scope of the selected seminar and is acquainted with the classical and current literature on the subject (K_W09, K_W13, K_W16)

2. The student understands and evaluates the application of dominant methodologies with respect to specific research problems (K_W14)

Skills

3. The student is able to report orally or in writing on the research findings and views of specific authors, is able to argue for a specific thesis or position by resorting to the literature on the subject, and can reach conclusions on the basis of critical analysis and synthesis of issues from the literature (K_U02, K_U03, K_U04, K_U06)

4. The student can write a short text (definition, paraphrase, summary, synthesis) in accordance with the dominant conventions and typical stylistic requirements of academic writing, basing on a selection of reviewed literature and with references to ideas and opinions of a range of scholars within a chosen discipline (K_U05, K_U07, K_U11)


Social competences

5. The student can work independently and collaborate in group, assuming various roles and positions (K_K04, K_K05)

Contact

dr M. Adams- Tukiendorf, maadtu@gmail.com (for students)

dr M. Marciniak, marciniakm@uni.opole.pl

dr hab. P. Marcinkiewicz pmarcinkiewicz@uni.opole.pl

dr K. Molek-Kozakowska molekk@uni.opole.pl

dr Przemysław Wilk: pwilk@uni.opole.pl





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