Rhetoric and Scientific Work Group B (SE)

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Course lecturer:

FH-Prof.in Mag.a

 Ursula Auer

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Course numberB1.00000.60.651
Course codewArb/Rhe
Curriculum2018
Semester of degree program Semester 6
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
SPPW1,5
ECTS credits1,5
Language of instruction German

Students have a focus on a critical viewing and the improvement of the individual study- and job-relevant presentations' and argumentation competence (i.a. Bachelor project presentation). Students are acquainted with the fundamentals of scientific work, are trained in specific scientific skills and are able to improve their competences in the writing of their project works and final theses.

Presentation Techniques

Continuous study- and job-relevant rhetorical aspects of a presentation from the preparation to the exchange phase. Relevant phases of writing a (project) thesis from problem formulation to problem solving. Formulation of objectives and writing abstracts. Researching and quoting literature, collecting and surveying data. Advanced structural models, scientific classification and structure. Linguistic features of the presentation language and of scientific writing (excerpt, manuscript).Language and models of professional reasoning. Methods of scientific reasoning. Formal parts of a scientific thesis. Strategic questioning and discussion as well as handling objections.

Material will be provided on the basis of the following literature:
Braun, Roman: Die Macht der Rhetorik. Piper 2011.Bredemeier, Karsten: Schwarze Rhetorik. Macht und Magie der Sprache. Goldmann Verlag 2005.Esselborn-Krumbiegel, Helga: Von der Idee zum Text. Eine Anleitung zum wissenschaftlichen Schreiben. UTB, 3.verbess.Aufl., 2008.
Flume, Peter: Rhetorik live. Buch und CD. Haufe Verlag 2005.Norbert Franc: Die Technik wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens: Eine praktische Anleitung.UTB, 16. aktual. Aufl., 2011.
Karmasin, Matthias u.a.: Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten: Ein Leitfaden für Seminararbeiten, Bachelor-, Master- und Magisterarbeiten sowie Dissertationen (...) UTB, 6. aktual. Aufl., 2011.
Lehmann, Günther:Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten. expert verlag 2006.Molcho, Samy:Körpersprache im Beruf. DVD. Goldmann 1997.Simon Walter:Grundlagen der Kommunikation. Gabal Verlag 2004.

Lecture units about relevant aspects of rhetoric and fundamentals of the scientific work. Group discussions.Independent and reflection-based content development. Training sessions. Evaluation of video-taped activities and presentations (internship, subject-specific project presentations, Bachelor). Individual mentoring during the writing process. Seminar-max. Fifteen students.

Continual assessment, final presentation, exam