Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600007151

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
No course prerequisites.
Learning Outcomes
This course aims to instruct students in the basics of literary research and scholarly writing. A workshop-style lesson is held once a week and class attendance is mandatory. Students are also required to meet with the instructor regularly throughout the term and to bring outlines and drafts of their research papers. They are also obliged to attend a compulsory library seminar on using electronic courses. Students are required to write two research papers on literary or cultural topics, the first on a set text and the second on a topic of the student’s choice (subject to the instructor’s approval). By the end of the course students should be able to • use the library and electronic databases effectively • engage in independent research • critically evaluate secondary sources • organize and develop a thesis • support their arguments through detailed primary text analysis as well as secondary sources • reference and format their work in accordance with the MLA referencing system • manage their time effectively and respect deadlines • write a research paper with minimal help or guidance
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
academic English  writing research papers about literary or cultural topics  organising a research paper  analysing literary texts  providing textual support  using primary text quotations and examples  MLA (Modern Language Association) referencing style  using secondary sources (paraphrasing, quotation, evaluation, avoiding plagiarism)  formatting a paper
Academic writing skills, research tools, use of primary/secondary sources
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Students can use IT in a variety of ways: access to digital resources (ebooks and eJournals), in-class screenings, real-time feedback on student performance and communication with instructor via BigBlueButton.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment853.4
Written assigments391.6
Student Assessment
ssessment is based on a short research paper (1,800 words approx) (35%), which the students have the opprotunity to rewrite, and a longer research paper (3,000 words) (65%). The paper is assessed on the basis of organization, argumentation, quality of expression in English, skills of analysis and synthesis, depth of research, evaluation and integration of sources, adherence to MLA referencing style. There is no final examination. Students are informed of the assessment criteria with course handouts and in class.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Εξαρτάται από το κείμενο που διδάσκεται κάθε εξάμηνο. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook. Eighth edition. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2016. Bailey, Stephen. Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students. Fifth Edition. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge, 2018. Goodson, Patricia. Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing. Second edition. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2017. Lynn, Steven. Texts and Contexts: Writing About Literature With Critical Theory. 6th ed. Boston: Longman, 2011. Muller, Gilbert H., και John Alfred Williams. Ways In: Approaches to Reading and Writing About Literature and Film. 2nd ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
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