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A Way with Words - Away with Words: Reading and Writing Fiction. Englisch ab B2.2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maryann Henck

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 14:15 - 17:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.311

Inhalt: Dieses Semester wird die Veranstaltung als E-Learning Format angeboten, d.h. als Mischung aus Einzel- bzw. Gruppenbetreuung und selbstgesteuertem Lernen. Are you natural talent when it comes to creativity or are you still waiting to find the right 'source' - or should I say 'course' of inspiration? Are your ready to meander along the blurry borders between fact and fiction in order to tell a story even if it's a lie? And finally, do you have a way with words or are they still having their way with you? Then welcome to the world of creative thought and fiction: A Way with Words, Away with Words. In this seminar, you will encounter a variety of creative writing methods in generative workshops (e.g. catalytic creativity exercises for plotlines and character development) as well as responsive workshops (e.g. peer-editing and evaluation methods for constructive criticism). Beginning with a variety of short fiction (twiction, vignettes, flash fiction, short stories) and then proceeding to the novel, we will examine and discuss these various forms of prose as well as experiment with exercises in style and literary techniques. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to acquire vocabulary enrichment techniques, develop a feeling for nuances in language (connotations, register), and effectively employ stylistic devices. Finally, you will learn to develop and refine a personal literary style.

Confronting Contemporary Culture. (FSL-SpZ) (Profil NAS Modul 3) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Maria Moss

wöchentlich | Montag | 14:15 - 17:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 4.111 | digitale Veranstaltung

Inhalt: In this seminar we will study various facets of eco critical expression. We will examine how different approaches - narrative and otherwise - reflect the way nature and environment in general as well as different environmental issues in particular (such as pollution, deforestation, and the loss of species) are dealt with in society. In order to do justice to the ethical and political dimensions of environmentalism, we will discuss current eco-critical hotspots in North America. Special attention will be given to the area of human-animal studies. Students will work on the final product (e.g. blog, photography, gardening, poetry, short story) in teams.

Persuasive Presentations: The Power of Storytelling. Englisch ab B2.2 (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Paul Martin Lauer

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 10:15 - 13:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 6.316

Inhalt: Dieses Semester wird die Veranstaltung als E-Learning Format angeboten, d.h. als Mischung aus Einzel- bzw. Gruppenbetreuung und selbstgesteuertem Lernen. This class was formerly listed as "Crafting and Presenting Professional Proposals" and is explicitly designed for students of all majors interested in communication in a professional context. In this class you will develop your own proposal and then communicate it in a presentation and in written form. In addition to improving your written and oral communicative competencies in English, you will have an opportunity to rethink what persuasive communication means and – step by step – craft your own proposal over the course of the semester into the perfect form. We will look at rhetorical concepts dating back to Aristotle – such as the rhetorical triad of ethos, pathos, and logos – in order to help understand the importance of context in persuasion and what means you have to reach your goals. We will also look at how storytelling is used in professional organizations to engage and influence audiences.

Writing With Style: Discovering Your Academic Voice in English. (FSL-SpZ) (Modul 2, Profil NAS) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

wöchentlich | Freitag | 12:15 - 15:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.019 | digitale Veranstaltung

Inhalt: Ready for a challenge? Feel like giving your writing and speaking skills a fine-tuning? Do you want to find out more about the potential benefits and limitations of digital writing tools, while gaining a deeper understanding of film? If so, then this course might be the course for you. Each participant will gain experience working with a variety of academic texts that can help writers to improve their writing style, editing, and revision skills. Due to the heterogeneity of seminar participants, the instructor will assist students in developing their own writing style and mentor them on an individual basis. Furthermore, academic writing does not have to be boring, mechanical, or dry. Thus, we will take a closer look at sentence variety, voice, and the creative use of language. These are topics that digital writing tools, such as Grammarly, have not yet mastered. After learning about various techniques, course participants will discover the fine art of knowing when and how to use creative approaches in academic writing. Moreover, after a brief introduction to film studies, we will discuss, learn to appreciate, and analyze two African American films. Students will choose among the following: Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), Loving (2016), Get Out (2017), and/or Green Book (2018). In this class, most of the work for the seminar can be done independently at your leisure, using myStudy as one would normally do. However, there will be some partner work on certain activities which you will need to organize. For trickier exercises, we will take advantage of Etherpad and Zoom.