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Academic Writing (Übung)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.311

Inhalt: Do you have a good command of academic vocabulary? Do you know how to write a proper introduction for a research paper? Or what strategies apart from summary you can use for the conclusion? Do you know the difference between informal and formal English? Have you mastered the departmental style sheet? Do you know what a literature review is and how to integrate it into a research paper? Do you have a good idea of how to vary your sentence structure or integrate creative elements into your academic prose? Can you use commas effectively? If you have answered no to three or more of these questions, then this might be the course for you. Each participant will gain experience reading and responding to academic texts, working with a variety of reference works, and peer-editing. Students will be introduced to and practice using academic register and conventions. Moreover, after a brief introduction to film studies, we will discuss, learn to appreciate, and analyze the African American film, BlackKklansman (2018), which will serve as the basis for the graded essay (PL). Finally, students will be encouraged to develop their own academic voice. 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 possibly Zoom.

Building Vocabulary through Storytelling (Übung)

Dozent/in: Rebecca Card-Hyatt

wöchentlich | Montag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.124

Inhalt: Stories are a child's first exposure to the richness of language, but they are also what we most use our own spoken language for. Guess what happened yesterday ...! Did you hear about ...? Good storytellers use an abundant vocabulary to captivate their audiences. This course will focus on building vocabulary by reading, listening to, and telling stories. The texts will be a variety of ancient and modern fairy and folk tales, focusing on stories from around the British Isles. We will explore the world of dragons, changelings, and selkies. In addition to vocabulary, students will work on various speaking skills, including pronunciation and intonation. Students will orally present their version of a fairy or folk tale at the end of the course.

Contrasting Ideas, Conflicting Interests – Presenting Yourself and Your Ideas successfully in Spoken and Written Form (Übung)

Dozent/in: Inga Dwenger

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 12.101 a | Seminar davor im selben Raum, wichtig für Seminargestaltung!

Inhalt: Disagreements and conflicts are prevalent constituents of our culture and play an important role in various domains. Understanding their role in different contexts contributes to a broader understanding of human culture and society. The seminar aims at introducing students to the practice of debating different opinions, be it in oral or written form. This should help them to develop skills of critical and argumentative reasoning in discussions, presentations or essays. Students will learn for example about standard debating formats, how to formulate and use arguments, and how to protocol and evaluate debates. Furthermore they will learn to present and defend a position on a topic in writing (i.e. comment, essay).

Creative Writing: Poetry and Short Fiction (Übung)

Dozent/in: Maria Moss

wöchentlich | Montag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.124

Inhalt: Interested in awakening your creative spirit and discovering your potential for equally creative output? This seminar puts theory into practice by offering a variety of exercises to ignite ideas, experiment with literary styles and genres as well as give and receive constructive criticism in peer-editing sessions. This seminar will help you develop your own style and voice when writing poetry (including Haikus) and vignettes. In the end, students will have a portfolio (for lack of a better name), consisting of 2-3 Haikus, 2-3 vignettes, and 2-3 poems.

English for Specific Purposes: Business Ethics (Übung)

Dozent/in: Maria Moss

wöchentlich | Dienstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.124

Inhalt: The primary objective of this seminar is to introduce students to various ethical theories which will be applied to a variety of different realities, both factual and fictional. Students will be asked to analyze the social and moral implications of current issues, evaluate potential steps which can be taken to overcome problems, and analyze the efficiency of the discussed approaches in real and fictional contexts.

Grammar Review (Übung)

Dozent/in: Christine Ponce Munoz

wöchentlich | Freitag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 06.04.2020 - 10.07.2020 | C 5.311

Inhalt: Grammar - Piece of cake or piece of art? Besides dealing with basic and specific grammar issues (such as conditional clauses, tenses, gerunds) we will discuss and try different approaches of teaching grammar in a fun and interesting way. The second part of this course will deal with pieces of art ( e.g. films, songs, short stories) or pieces of cake...