WORKSHOP: THE ESSAY: An introduction to succesful academic writing

Course Information
TitleΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ 1: ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΓΡΑΠΤΗ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΗ ΕΡΓΑΣΙΑ / WORKSHOP: THE ESSAY: An introduction to succesful academic writing
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTatiana Liani
Course ID600018971

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos THeátrou (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course532

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
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. Sources and methodologies in theatre research 5. Plagiarism. Bibliography, references, (foot/end)notes. Exercises 6. Academic writing in Theatre Studies: Discussing examples 7. Libraries, database, internet sources and archives 8. In search of a subject. Plan, collection of material and contents of an essay. Exercise 9. Theatre criticism as a source for theatre history 10. Image/Program/Interview: as tools, as sources 11. Preparing for the oral presentation
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
Powerpoint presentations. Web Archives. Research in the databases and internet.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work70.3
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
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)
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
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