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Veranstaltungen von M.A. L. Lynette Kirschner


Better in Business. Englisch B2.1 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: L. Lynette Kirschner

wöchentlich | Freitag | 12:15 - 15:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | Online-Veranstaltung | Online

Inhalt: Business isn’t just for business majors. Whether you are studying engineering, cultural studies, sustainability or one of the other majors, you will be part of business. In other words, you will be communicating your ideas to people around the world. But how adequate is your English? This seminar focuses on the international and virtual happenings of business. Using culturally appropriate, informative, and persuasive communication styles in spoken as well as written English is the key to successful business. Emphasis will be placed on all competences: written (e.g. concise minutes, persuasive business communication, etc.), spoken (pronunciation enhancement, rhetorical strategies for presenting) listening (understanding accents, etc.) and reading (strategies and language used) . In addition culturally appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication (direct and indirect communication styles, use of gestures, time, and space) will be applied.

Confronting Contemporary Culture (FSL) (Modul 3, Profil NAS) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Emily Black, L. Lynette Kirschner

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 10:15 - 11:45 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C 5.311

Inhalt: This project seminar entails all stages of creating a final product in English (e.g. blog, anthology, twitter fiction, volume of poetry). Students will work in teams in conjunction with their instructor/s on various aspects of the project seminar and become familiar with genre-related practices and contemporary discourses in North America. This seminar combines theoretical foundations with practical applications. What can social science fiction tell us about gender, politics or ecology? How can this genre - whose roots lie in pulp fiction - shed light on a variety of social issues? How can you create a collaborative novella? These and other questions will be examined in this seminar. According to the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, “…the organizing concept of social science fiction is speculation about the future of society through projecting potential innovations in the knowledge and techniques of the social sciences… and focuses on their social consequences.” In this seminar, students will read excerpts of social science fiction from female as well as male authors and investigate how this genre presents a critique of social conditions. In order to do this, students will acquire a knowledge of and apply various theories to analyze social aspects of select short stories and/or excerpts. In addition to the theoretical introduction, students will create a collaborative science fiction novella applying all the principles discussed in class A collaborative novella is a group effort so students who take this class must be there on specific days. Please check the syllabus in myStudy to make sure you can be there.