Scientific Basics for Project Work - Theory of Argumentation and Writing (SE)

Course numberM3.0607.10.040
Course code
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

The students develop a basic understanding of a coherent argument in the context of scientific text production.
For this they can
competently differentiate between different forms of argumentative speech
identify and analyse arguments in their own reception of scientific texts, in other words also distinguish weak from strong arguments,
find arguments in their own text production, construct and defend them,
integrate corresponding stylistic and rhetorical means in their own process of writing.

Completed bachelor's degree

In the course, the basics of argumentative speech are illustrated via critical text work and parts of lectures. The acquired knowledge is deepened in the further process with text examples and role-play like disputations. Finally, in the style of a writing work op, the authors' own argumentative text sequences are drafted and reflected upon.

Brun, Georg & Hirsch-Hadorn, Gertrude (2009). Textanalyse in den Wissenschaften. Inhalte und Argumente analysieren und verstehen. Zürich: UTB.
Esselborn-Krumbiegel, Helga (2010). Richtig wissenschaftlich schreiben. Paderborn: UTB.
Govier, Trudy (2012). A Practical Study of Argument (7th Edition). Australia et al.: Wadsworth.
Herrmann, Markus, Hoppmann, Michael, Stölzgen, Karsten & Taraman, Jasmin (2012). Schlüsselkompetenz Argumentation (2. Auflage). Paderborn: UTB.

LV-immanenter Prüfungscharakter und LV-abschließende Prüfung
Course-immanent exam and final exam