552.190 (20W) BA Thesis Writing

Wintersemester 2020/21

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Erster Termin der LV
13.10.2020 10:00 - 12:00 , N.0.45 On Campus
Nächster Termin:
03.11.2020 10:00 - 12:00 , N.0.45 On Campus

Überblick

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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
BA Thesis Writing
LV-Art
Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
LV-Modell
Onlinelehrveranstaltung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
5 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
13.10.2020
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

Zeit und Ort

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Students will have the opportunity to

  • learn about how to find an appropriate BA thesis topic;
  • conduct preliminary research to narrow the topic's focus;
  • write clear research questions; and 
  • conduct in-depth research for their topic. 

Students will also have the opportunity to learn about others aspects of the writing process, including using academic vocabulary, avoiding bias, and improving English grammar.  Students will gain extensive knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style guide and how to consult it in order to improve their writing.

Students are expected to be able to 

  • write formal, academic essays in English;
  • conduct basic research on an academic topic;
  • use a wide range of academic vocabulary and grammatical structures effectively; and 
  • use the CMOS for basic citation and referencing.

Lehrmethodik inkl. Einsatz von eLearning-Tools

This course will be conducted via blended-learning. This means there will be some classes when you will need to be present in the classroom, some where you are working on assignments on your own, and some where we are all online together (but not together in the same room). This schedule will be discussed and agreed upon with students insofar as possible. I will be in contact after the admission process (Aufnahmeselektion) is complete with further details. 

You should have, at a minimum, a device with a stable internet connection, a microphone, and (should it be needed) a camera. These will facilitate any eLearning sessions in this course. 

Inhalt/e

Students will do the following in this course:

  • brainstorm appropriate topics for a BA thesis;
  • write research questions to address these topics;
  • conduct research to narrow/broaden research focus;
  • analyze other BA theses for form, content, and methodology;
  • analyze thesis abstracts and write their own;
  • conduct extensive research for a BA thesis; and
  • write a annotated bibliography according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Students are not expected to complete their thesis for a grade in this course. For students who will not be writing their thesis in this term, the above content objectives will be applied to a (pro)seminar paper or some other writing assignment in consultation with the course instructor.

Curriculare Anmeldevoraussetzungen

COURSE PREREQUISITE: a passing grade in Professional Writing Skills (BA)); check your curriculum and any curriculum updates to be sure.

Literatur

All materials will be provided either online via Moodle or brought to class.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Assessment of academic written and oral texts/performances in English

Written examination on English grammar, vocabulary, and mechanics at end of term

Portfolio of work completed throughout the term

Prüfungsinhalt/e

See course content.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Students will be graded on the following:

  1. in-class (or Moodle-based) grammar, vocabulary, and CMOS quiz(zes);
  2. one or more presentations on their thesis topic as well as any academic content decided upon in consultation with the instructor;
  3. a portfolio which reflects their written work collected over the course of the semester;
  4. a written examination on English grammar, vocabulary, and mechanics; and
  5. their completion of in-class activities and participation in discussions.

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Sprachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Language (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Aufbaustudium Language
        • 2.9 BA Thesis Writing ( 0.0h KS / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.190 BA Thesis Writing (2.0h KS / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Sprachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium (ab 12W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Integrated Language Skills ( 0.0h KU / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.190 BA Thesis Writing (2.0h KS / 3.0 ECTS)

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Sommersemester 2020
  • 552.190 KS BA Thesis Writing (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 552.190 KS BA Thesis Writing (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2019
  • 552.190 KS BA Thesis Writing (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 552.190 KS BA Thesis Writing (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 552.190 KS BA Thesis Writing (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2017
  • 552.190 KS BA Thesis Writing (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 552.190 KS BA Thesis Writing (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2016
  • 552.190 KS BA Thesis Writing (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 552.190 KS BA Thesis Writing (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)