SOC922 Creative Writing in Sociology

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 20 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PaedDr. Zdeněk Konopásek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Předmět je určen pro studentky a studenty doktorského studia sociologie na FSS.
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
Course objectives
Sociology is a rhetorical exercise (Paul Atkinson). This course is not aimed at theoretical elaboration of this observation, but will take the form of a writing workshop and practically oriented collective debates on the topic. The work on site will be copmplemented by several home assignements. The main goals of the course are:
1) to cultivate practical skills of sociological reporting and writing;
2) to discuss and master formatting and finalizing of scholarly paper before submitting it to publication;
3) to mediate a mutual critical feedback on actual finished or almost-finished scholarly texts authored by the participants.
  • Four sessions during semester: (1) formatting and finalizing papers before submission, titles, subtitles, keywords; (2) rewriting sentences and paragraphs (and subsequent collective debates); (3) referencing and using quotations; (4)acknowledgements and discussion of collaborative work on participants' papers.
  • For more details see the syllabus.
  • Nejde o teoretický předmět, a není tedy ani vypsána povinná studijní literatura. Jako pomůcka se nicméně může hodit uvedená publikace.
  • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga and Alena MILTOVÁ. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách :několik zásad pro začátečníky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 209 s. ISBN 8086429407. info
Assessment methods
Credit given on the basis of:
1) active participation in the sessions and required home assignements;
2) written feedback (revisions) of a colleague's paper;
3) reworked version of own paper.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: Termíny budou/jsou určeny v sylabu ( Manipulace se studijními materiály).
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020.
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