Fachbereich 7

Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies

DozentIn: Irina Brittner, M.A.

Veranstaltungstyp: Seminar

Ort: 41/215

Zeiten: Do. 16:00 - 18:00 (wöchentlich)

Beschreibung: Goals of this Course:

Students who successfully participate in this course will afterwards be able to:

Use MLA style.
Find relevant secondary literature in the library and online.
Write a brief analysis of a literary text that makes a coherent argument.
Analyze a variety of cultural texts by using basic concepts from semiotics and discourse analysis.
Apply basic tools of narratology to better understand narrative texts.
Explain how literary theory helps us to analyze literature and provide examples.
Understand and explain what culture is and what makes it powerful.

Additionally, students will have practiced

Critical thinking skills.
Working in small teams.
Oral presentations and feedback.
Independent time management.
Forming an opinion and arguing for it.
Asking questions!

This is an American Studies course and shares requirements and guidelines with all other American Studies courses taught at IfAA. The "American Studies Tool Kit" in the Stud.IP Documents section outlines these requirements and guidelines. Please see the “Guidelines for Seminar Papers” for information on the formal requirements for the final paper and “How to Write a Draft Introduction” for the specific requirements for the draft introduction. The “Abbreviations Key” and “Grading Rubric” are used in the grading and feedback process and will enable you to better judge your own paper even before handing it in.

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