Introduction to Academic Research

Kristina Pia Hofer
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2019W, Proseminar (PS), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03116


This course provides a basic survey of methods and strategies for academic research and publishing across different disciplines. Focus of this class will be on qualitative research for the humanities and social sciences. Students will have the opportunity to develop practical skills by testing the newly acquired methodological tools and concepts in classroom meetings. Field trips to relevant institutions will provide insight into hands-on critical engagement with artworks and media technologies on site. Classroom language (reading, discussion, presentations, papers) is English. 

Examination Modalities

Attendance is mandatory. Grades will be calculated according to: participation in class (especially in workshops/group assignments/field trips), written documentation of workshop/group assignment results, and one final written assignment, to be presented at the final exam. Examination modalities might be updated/specified during the course of the class, please check back regularly for changes.


The course will include excursions, wich are still being planned. Please check back regularly for possible changes of location for the dates below.


01 October 2019, 13:45–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies – Lecture Room , "Please bring this text to class: ownCloud --- 2019W - S03116 - Introduction to Academic Research --- Haraway_CamilleStories.pdf . Feel free to have a look at it before class. Looking forward to seeing you soon!"
08 October 2019, 09:15–11:30 Conference Room 11
08 October 2019, 12:00–13:00 Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Herrengasse 13, 1010 Wien , "Field Trip: "Stone Telling" "
15 October 2019, 09:15–12:45 Seminar Room 2
22 October 2019, 09:15–12:45 Seminar Room 2
29 October 2019, 09:15–12:45 Seminar Room 2
05 November 2019, 09:15–12:45 Seminar Room 2
12 November 2019, 09:15–11:00 Seminar Room 2
19 November 2019, 11:00–12:30 Seminar Room 2 (examination)

Course Enrolment

From 11 September 2019, 12:00 to 01 October 2019, 23:55
The online registration was already closed

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Foundation: Academic Writing

Individual courses: possible