AJ34110 The Profession of English

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 15 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Martina Horáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Jeffrey Alan Smith, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martina Horáková, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites
No prerequistites.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course introduces students to the professional skills necessary for success in literary scholarship and teaching at institutions of higher learning. It consists of two projects which draw on the research and writing that students have done so far and plan to pursue in the future in their primary field of study. The assignments in these projects cover, for example, the making of a CV, organizing research material and preparing a comprehensive bibliography, becoming familiar with research opportunities and potential sources of funding, formulating grant and scholarship applications, composing conference presentation proposals, revising a presentation into an article and submitting the article for publication in a scholarly journal, getting oriented in current curriculum trends, and designing a course syllabus. Students will explore, draft, peer-review, workshop, and revise a variety of interconnected assignments, gradually building up a course portfolio.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be better equipped to apply the following skills and activities: the making of a CV, organizing research material and preparing a comprehensive bibliography, becoming familiar with research opportunities and potential sources of funding, formulating grant and scholarship applications, composing conference presentation proposals, revising a presentation into an article and submitting the article for publication in a scholarly journal, getting oriented in current curriculum trends, and designing a course syllabus.
Syllabus
  • Session 1
  • Assignment I: Publishing and Teaching Project, Part 1: The Making of a CV
  • Assignment II: Dissertation Research Project, Part 1: Introducing and Explaining Your Research
  • Assignment III: Look at the other participants’ assignments in ELF and submit feedback on one person’s assignments in the ELF forum for that week.
  • Session 2
  • Assignment I: Publishing and Teaching Project, Part 2: Preparing a Conference Presentation
  • Assignment II: Dissertation Research Project, Part 2: The State of the Existing Scholarship
  • Assignment III: Look at the other participants’ assignments in ELF and submit feedback on on person's assignments in the ELF forum for that week.
  • Session 3
  • Assignment I: Publishing and Teaching Project, Part 3: Preparing a Grant/Scholarship Application
  • Assignment II: Dissertation Research Project, part 3: Theoretical Keywords
  • Assignment III: Look at the other participants’ assignments in ELF and submit feedback on one person's assignments in the ELF forum for that week.
  • Session 4
  • Assignment I: Publishing and Teaching Project, Part 4: Preparing a Course Proposal
  • Assignment II: : Dissertation Research Project, Part 4: Methodology/Frameworks/Paradigms
  • Assignment III: Look at the other participants’ assignments in ELF and submit feedback on one person's assignments in the ELF forum for that week.
  • Session 5
  • Assignment I: Publishing and Teaching Project, Part 5: Preparing for Job and Fellowship Interviews
  • Assignment II: Dissertation Research Project, Part 5: Journal Article
  • Assignment III: Look at the other participants’ assignments in ELF and submit feedback on one person's assignments in the ELF forum for that week.
Literature
  • Semenza, Gregory Colon. Graduate Study for the Twenty-First Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Teaching methods
This course is a workshop, students work on their assignments, peer-review other students' work and participate in class discussions.
Assessment methods
Assessment: Publishing and teaching project 40%
Dissertation research project 40%
Class participation, feedback 20%
Please submit the course portfolio (a folder which should include evidence of all the supporting documents, drafts, and revised versions for the two projects) in ELF and in a hard copy to the instructors. Deadline is set in the IS.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every other week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Bloková výuka.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2020.
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