Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch 1

Peter Waugh
Art Sciences and Art Education, Cultural Studies
2022W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04385

Description

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch 1
(English for the Visual and Applied Arts and Cultural Studies)

Peter Waugh
Tuesdays 12.00-13.30

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 'Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch 1' (e.g. WS 2022)  may also be taken as a follow-up to 'Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch 2', (e.g. SS 2022), otherwise naturally also as a first course, or separately, on its own, as a single-semester course.

The German title of the course has now changed from 'Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch' to 'Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaftliches Englisch', but the concept remains the same, as does the English title of the course ('English for the Visual and Applied Arts and Cultural Studies')

Key Words

English language, art history, exhibitions, artists' biographies, contemporary art in Austria and abroad, creative writing, videos and films, poetry, art theory, writing art criticism, writing abstracts, writing CVs, literature, making presentations, cultural studies

Dates

04 October 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 25
11 October 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
18 October 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
25 October 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
08 November 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
15 November 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
22 November 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
29 November 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
06 December 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
13 December 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
20 December 2022, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
10 January 2023, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
17 January 2023, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 27
24 January 2023, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 24
31 January 2023, 12:00–13:30 Seminar Room 26

Course Enrolment

From 16 August 2022, 12:00 to 15 November 2022, 13:30
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Theoretical Basics: Humanities

Fine Arts (2. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Free Electives out of Scientific and Research Practice

Individual courses: possible