Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch 1

Peter Waugh
Art Sciences and Art Education, Cultural Studies
2020W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02991

Description

Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch
(English for the Visual and Applied Arts and Cultural Studies)

Peter Waugh
Tuesdays 12.00-13.30
Seminarraum 10, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2 
(except on 27.10.20 - in Seminarraum 8, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2) - from 3.11.20 distance learning via Zoom at least until December 2020.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE COURSE IS NOW BEING HELD VIA ZOOM SESSIONS AT THE USUAL TIME (TUESDAYS 12:00-13:30), WHEN WE WILL BE READING AND DISCUSSING TEXTS AND TOPICS ONLINE, AS WELL AS ANY READING, RESEARCH, WRITING OR OTHER SUBJECTS COVERED DURING THE WEEK AT HOME. THE ZOOM SESSION LOG-IN NUMBER WILL BE COMMUNICATED VIA EMAIL AND THE BASE ON THE DAY BEFORE THE SESSION.

The aim of this student-oriented course is to help improve the participants’ knowledge of the English language, in particular in the specialist field of the applied arts, and to enhance their general linguistic abilities through practical work on the following skills:

1) Conversation: discussion of art works, written texts, videos, projects and exhibitions. Assistance with vocabulary and pronunciation.

2) Reading: examination of a range of specialist texts relevant to those fields of the applied arts in which students are working, as well as general texts on the visual and applied arts, art history, art theory, literature and cultural studies. Assistance with vocabulary. Advice and correction will be also given in grammar and pronunciation.

3) Writing: short text production (free form) on set topics, art works, texts read, current projects (whether pursued at the university or outside), work in other courses of university study, exhibitions visited. Also abstracts, applications and CVs. Correction and evaluation of submitted work.

The course also includes possible visits to art and design exhibitions currently showing in Vienna, with a view to notemaking and subsequent text production and discussion.

Examination Modalities

The end-of-semester evaluation is based on a combination of class attendance and written work done at home, including one piece of writing on a special topic of the student's choice, to be given in towards the end of the semester.

Comments

A level of at least school English is required for this course.

Since new material is offered every semester, the course 'Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch 1'  may be taken as a follow-up to 'Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch 2', (e.g. SS 2020), otherwise naturally also as a first course, or separately, on its own, as a single-semester course. 

Key Words

English language, art theory, artists' biographies, creative writing, art history, cultural studies, poetry, films, exhibitions, literature

Dates

06 October 2020, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 10
13 October 2020, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 10
20 October 2020, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 10
27 October 2020, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 8
03 November 2020, 12:00–13:30 Distance Learning (details as described) , "Zoom session No. 1"
10 November 2020, 12:00–13:30 Distance Learning (details as described) , "Zoom session No. 2"
17 November 2020, 12:00–13:30 Distance Learning (details as described) , "Zoom session No. 3"
24 November 2020, 12:00–13:30 Distance Learning (details as described) , "Zoom session No. 4"
01 December 2020, 12:00–13:30 , "Distance Learning (details as described) , "Zoom session No. 5" "
15 December 2020, 12:00–13:30 , "Distance Learning (details as described) , "Zoom session No. 6"
12 January 2021, 12:00–13:30 , "Distance Learning (details as described) , "Zoom session No. 7"
19 January 2021, 12:00–13:30 Distance Learning (details as described) , "Zoom session No. 8
26 January 2021, 12:00–13:30 , "Distance Learning (details as described) , "Zoom session No. 9"

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2020, 12:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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