NJI_12A Working with text

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jan Budňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Johannes Benjamin Köck, BA, MA (lecturer)
Erkan Osmanović, MA (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Trna (lecturer)
Mgr. Martina Trombiková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D.
Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Wed 8:00–9:40 D22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to practice the techniques of working with (nonfictional) texts in German and the practice of argumentative writing in response to these texts. In the first step, the seminar focuses on a detailed understanding of the linguistic and textual structures of the text (semantic fields, syntactic links, cohesion, based on Siegel: Sprache, Stil, Struktur, and Brandi: Lesekurs für Geisteswissenschaftler). This is followed by the practice of writing argumentative texts. Their theses and topics are also text-based (according to Brandi: Lesekurs für Geisteswissenschaftler). The productive phase of the course complements the vocabulary work used for argumentation, paraphrases, formulation of attitudes, etc., often used in the professional style (Graefen / Moll).
The course provides basic techniques for argumentative writing, which in the curricula of the German Department is the starting point for writing bachelor's diploma theses.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student will be able to:
- to not get lost in shorter (non-fictional) texts (speeches, lectures, essays, scholarly articles, etc.)
- working with these texts from a linguistic point of view (paraphrases, changes in sentence structures, variation of inquit-verbs, etc.)
- summarizing and excerpting basic non-fiction,
- write short, argumentative texts with a distinct thesis and argument structure,
- to conduct literature searches on topics from German Studies.
Syllabus
  • 1. Content analysis of texts (questions, identification of information in the text). 2. Language work with texts (receptive: reflection of structures, productive: variations and design of structures). 3. Vocabulary for summaries, excerpts and creation of own argumentative texts. 4. Formulation of theses, construction of argumentative texts. 5. Literature searches, work with resources.
Literature
  • SIEGEL, Martin. Sprache, Stil, Struktur. Analyse und Komposition von Texten im Studium. Olomouc: UP 2000.
  • GRAEFEN, Gabriele and Melanie MOLL. Wissenschaftssprache Deutsch: lesen - verstehen - schreiben : ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch. Edited by Angelika Steets. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2011. 181 s. ISBN 9783631609484. info
  • KRUSE, Otto. Lesen und Schreiben : der richtige Umgang mit Texten im Studium. Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft, 2010. 182 s. ISBN 9783825233556. info
  • BRANDI, Marie-Luise and Barbara MOMENTEAU. Lesekurs für Geisteswissenschaftler. 1. Aufl. München: Klett Edition Deutsch, 1992. 209 s. ISBN 3-12-675361-2. info
  • BRANDI, Marie-Luise and Barbara MOMENTEAU. Lesekurs für Geisteswissenschaftler. 1. Aufl. München: Klett Edition Deutsch, 1992. 80 s. ISBN 3-12-675360-4. info
Teaching methods
seminar, reading assignments, group assignments, presentations, discussion
Assessment methods
attendance, written homework based on reading, written test - text analysis, essay
Language of instruction
German
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.

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