Academic English III: Research Skills & Problem-Based Solutions Group A (ILV)

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Course lecturer:

Mag.a phil.

 Katharina Rodgers
Course numberB4.06360.60.691
Course codeAcEngIII
Curriculum2016
Semester of degree program Semester 6
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
SPPW2,0
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

present theoretical and practical knowledge in the form of an academic report.
critically analyse problem areas related to their field of study and develop solutions based on current research.
build a written argument, writing coherently and cohesively in paragraphs.
write an academic abstract.
present their ideas coherently and cohesively in both written and spoken form providing supporting arguments based on relevant academic research.
present themselves appropriately in a job interview.

Specific language instruction, such as vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing skills will be provided based on specific needs of students.

Academic English II: Reading, Writing and Research

Case studies: practical problem-solving;
Writing an academic abstract;
Academic research, including selecting appropriate materials, ordering ideas, analysis and discussion of recent and relevant research and synthesis of data and findings from primary and secondary sources;
Evaluation of academic writing;
Language review; context-specific error analysis;
Job interviews.

Books:
Bailey, S. (2011) Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students (3rd ed). New York: Routledge

Reinhart, S. M. (2005) Giving Academic Presentations. University of Michigan Press

Swales, J.M. & Feak, C. B (2012) Academic writing for Graduate Students (2nd edition). Michigan University Press
Yin, Robert K (2009): Case Study Research - Design & Methods, Sage Publications

Materials will be provided by course lecturer.

Presentation, discussion, individual and group work, Blended Learning;
Group size: maximum 15;

Coursework 40%
Oral exam 40%
Class participation 20%