Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies (MON)
DozentIn: Jatin Wagle
Zeiten: Mo. 14:00 - 16:00 (wöchentlich)
Beschreibung: This introductory course is one of the components of the B1-Module and has been designed for first year bachelor’s students.
Students who successfully participate in this course, i.e. prepare for the class and complete the reading/writing assignments, attend the class regularly, and take part in class discussions will afterwards be able to:
• Use the MLA stylesheet for scholarly writings.
• Find relevant secondary literature in the library and online.
• Write a brief analysis of a literary text that puts forth 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.
Furthermore, 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!
Readings will be made available online on Stud.IP or will be distributed in class.
A mandatory tutorial will accompany this course to acquaint students with research methods, reading strategies, and all the formal requirements concerning seminar papers. This tutorial will take place on alternate Thursdays, 16:00-18:00, starting from 14.11.2019.
This is an American Studies course and shares requirements and guidelines with all other American Studies courses taught at IfAA. The “American Studies Toolkit” in the Stud.IP “Files” section outlines these requirements and guidelines.