552.266 (17W) Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation

Wintersemester 2017/18

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Überblick

Lehrende/r
LV Nummer Südostverbund
ENL03001UL
LV-Titel englisch
Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation
LV-Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
3.0
Anmeldungen
70
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
18.10.2017
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Learn the essential terminology for your literary study programme at the department of English. Understand what it means to read texts academically and how central methodology is applied to analyse and interpret literary works. Expand your understanding to different media formats, ranging from poetry and prose to film, video games, and graphic novels. Practice your skills in discussions and applied analysis throughout the semester and explore the unique historical and sociocultural background of each discussed artwork.

At the end of the semester, you will possess an academic core vocabulary and foundational insights in the research methods of literature and culture studies to bolster yourself for subsequent courses.

Lehrmethodik

Lecture sessions with in-class discussions and analytical exercises.

Inhalt/e

This lecture gives students an overview of core fields relevant to English and American Studies and the necessary concepts to discuss and analyse them adequately. After an introduction to academic reading strategies, it discusses the following fields and specific terminologies:

  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Short stories
  • Prose
  • Graphic Novels
  • Film
  • Video Games

The works to be discussed will be selected to represent a broad array of fields that are culturally relevant to the seminar (i.e. of British, South African, US-American, or Canadian origin, or hold a relevant position in migration- or border-culture)

Literatur

The lecture draws its content and definitions from various core authors, texts and academic dictionaries. Shorter texts and secondary sources are provided on Moodle as necessary. However, students ought to purchase the following primary texts in advance:

Conrad, Joseph. The Heart of Darkness. North Charleston: CreateSpace, 2016.
ISBN-13: 978-1541360839

Shakespeare, William. Hamlet, ed. Holger Klein. Ditzingen: Reclam, 1998.
ISBN-13: 978-3150092927

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Mandatory to all participants:

A 15-minute oral exam at the end of the semester. The exam’s content is explained in exam topics.


Mandatory to Game Studies and Engineering master students:

A 20-minute oral exam at the end of the semester. This exam covers the mandatory extent with the addition of the student’s findings and insights from the participation in at least one critical game lab.

Critical game labs are an extracurricular activity programme held on a monthly basis. In the case of Game Studies and Engineering students, at least one of the critical game labs must be completed with a 1000-word-essay (see exam topics). Game lab dates to be announced.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

All participants:

Students are expected to correctly apply the vocabulary of three thematic fields of the lecture in a one-on-one, face-to-face discussion with their lecturer. They may freely choose their exam fields from the seven fields listed in course information. Their appropriate usage of terminology is examined in context of the readings from the lecture and, to a minor degree, in context of works unknown to the student (see exam mode)


Game Studies and Engineering master students:

In addition to the general exam content, Game Studies and Engineering master students must prepare their insights and findings from one critical game lab, based on the 1000-word-essay, as an additional exam field. The 1000-word-essay must be based on one of the games discussed in a critical game lab. It must examine a specific feature of the game, use adequate terminology to describe it, and, most importantly, make correct use of the Chicago Manual Style citation format and thus, be free of plagiarism.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

The oral exam tests the following key competences:

  • Content (40%): Students ought to apply terms correctly in analysis, to provide fitting examples, to argue coherently, to link their knowledge to theory (if applicable) and to demonstrate an abstract understanding of the key terminology learned.
  • Flexibility (40%): Students ought to handle the lecturer’s questions, to compare different topics, to rudimentarily apply their knowledge to new contexts, and to critically reflect on the meaning of the terminology they learned.
  • Language Skill (20%): Students ought to present their skills fluently and without slipping into German.

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.003 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Pflichtfach)
      • ENL.003 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 7., 8. Semester empfohlen
  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 1.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Introduction to English and American Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • Introduction to English Linguistics I ( 2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature (Pflichtfach)
      • Modul: Grundstudium Literature
        • Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation ( 0.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 2. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3) Teil der STEOP
    • Fach: Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (ab 11W) (Pflichtfach)
      • Introduction to English Studies ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Game Studies and Engineering (SKZ: 992, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Ergänzungsfach Cultural and Media Skills (Pflichtfach)
      • Literary Terminology and the Practice of Interpretation for Game Studies and Engineering ( 0.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 552.266 Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen

Gleichwertige Lehrveranstaltungen im Sinne der Prüfungsantrittszählung

Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2019
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2018
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2017
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2016
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 552.266 VO Literary Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2013
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2012/13
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2011/12
  • 551.161 KU Integrated Language Skills a (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)