THE ESSAY: AN INTRODUCTION TO SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC WRITING

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΓΡΑΠΤΗ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΗ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑ / THE ESSAY: AN INTRODUCTION TO SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC WRITING
CodeΘΘ0603
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolDrama
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorTatiana Liani
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID120000439

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos THeátrou (2015-2018)

Registered students: 148
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course424.5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600160245
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Skills Development
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this compulsory course is to introduce students to basic methodological and ethical principles of academic writing. How does one compile a decent research bibliography? How does one distinguish between a primary and a secondary source, and which are the correspondent research paths designated by the type of source one chooses to prioritize? What systems of citation are there in operation? Is it necessary to plan ahead in academic writing through the composition of a thesis outline, etc.? What is plagiarism and how does one avoid it?
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
1.Introduction: Academing writing, Research and Theatre Studies 2. Researching on Theatre: Fields, approaches and subjects in Theatre Studies 3. Learning to write (word) 4. Ζητήματα γραφής και συγγραφής: εισαγωγή, επιχειρήματα, παράγραφοι, συμπεράσματα 5. Sources and methodologies in theatre research 6. Plagiarism. Bibliography, references, (foot/end)notes. Exercises 7. Academic writing in Theatre Studies: Discussing examples 8. Libraries, database, internet sources and archives 9. A Visit to archives:ELIA Thessaloniki 10. In search of a subject. Plan, collection of material and contents of an essay. Exercise 11. Theatre criticism as a source for theatre history 12. Image/Program/Interview: as tools, as sources 13. Preparing for the oral presentation
Keywords
essay writing, research methodology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Description
Powerpoint presentations. Web Archives. Research in the databases and internet
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures39
Laboratory Work14
Reading Assigment30
Written assigments30
Total113
Student Assessment
Description
Evaluation of this compulsory undergraduate course is by a written essay (80%) and by an oral presentation (20%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Eco, Umberto, Πώς γίνεται μια διπλωματική εργασία, μτφ. – επιμ. Μ. Κονδύλη, Νήσος, Αθήνα 2001. 2. Μαυρολέων, Άννα, Η έρευνα στο θέατρο: ζητήματα μεθοδολογίας, Σιδέρης, Αθήνα 2010. 3. Ζαφειρόπουλος, Κώστας, Πως γίνεται μια επιστημονική εργασία. Επιστημονική έρευνα και κριτική εργασιών, Κριτική, Αθήνα 2015.
Additional bibliography for study
Christopher B. Balme, Εισαγωγή στις θεατρικές σπουδές, µτφ. Ρωμανός Κοκκινάκης και Βίκυ Λιακοπούλου, Πλέθρον, Αθήνα 2012 Marvin Carlson, Theories of the Theatre: a Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present Cornell University Press, Νέα Υόρκη και Λονδίνο 1984
Last Update
24-02-2020