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Research Seminar "Academic Reading, Writing, and Presenting"

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 1, 2 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Clear and effective communication is currently an indispensable part of a skill set that a successful academic or professional need to build. The main goal of this course is to practice critical reading and academic writing and presentation in the field of Arts and Culture Management and equip Master’s students with the skills necessary to communicate effectively in professional and academic settings. The students will learn to convey ideas clearly and precisely, and will become more effective readers, speakers and writers.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to build skills necessary for successful participation in seminars and for writing papers in English
  • to develop critical reading skills
  • to develop/improve presentation skills
  • to improve academic and professional writing skills
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The students will develop skills necessary for successful participation in seminars and for writing papers in English
  • The students will develop critical reading skills
  • The students will develop effective oral skills in academic and professional settings, including presentation skills
  • The students will improve academic and professional writing skills
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Professional Communication: Introduction
  • Critical reading strategies
  • Considering your audience when speaking/writing
  • Planning and structuring an effective oral presentation/reports for a seminar or an academic conference
  • Planning and structuring an effective written paper in the field of Arts and Culture Management
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Critical reading and writing a synthesis paragraph
  • non-blocking Making a poster presentation
  • non-blocking Mini-tests, quizzes, homework
  • non-blocking Writing an annotated bibliography
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.2 * Critical reading and writing a synthesis paragraph + 0.25 * Making a poster presentation + 0.25 * Mini-tests, quizzes, homework + 0.3 * Writing an annotated bibliography
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bailey, S. (2017). Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students (Vol. Fifth edition). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1650435
  • Randy Charles. (2018). Communication Skills. National Highlights Inc.
  • Terttu Orci. (1996). A Guide to Writing a Master’s Thesis.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Agarwal, O. P. (2010). Effective Communication: Vol. Rev. ed. Himalaya Publishing House.
  • Huang, L.-S. (2010). Academic Communication Skills : Conversation Strategies for International Graduate Students. Lanham: UPA. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=537040
  • Johnson, A. P. (2016). Academic Writing : Process and Product. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1222793