Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600007145

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 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the semester students should be able to: • research a topic using the departmental library and academic online journals effectively, • critically evaluate sources and develop a sound linguistic argument, • avoid plagiarism, quote and paraphrase sources, provide their own References page, • evaluate sources, refer to them and smoothly integrate these following the APA style • cultivate their own creative thinking and writing ability, • manage their time effectively and meet deadlines, • produce a typed, well-organised, coherent, properly formatted and structured academic paper
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course surveys research methods and designs for projects in linguistics. Students will be exposed to the fundamental concepts of research and aspects of scholarly writing. Some of the topics that will be covered during the semester are: a) using the library’s catalogue, b) evaluating and assessing the relevance of sources (+ note-taking), c) the types of APA papers (literature review, experimental studies), d) APA stylistics, e) research methodology (interviews, questionnaires, etc.), f) the structure of a linguistics term paper, g) data analysis, h) exercising the skills of paraphrasing, quoting, summarising, i) avoiding plagiarism, etc.
research, academic writing, linguistics, APA
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of the electronic platform e-learning.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work150.6
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments702.8
Student Assessment
There is no final exam for this course. Students are evaluated on the basis of fulfilling in-class tasks (10%) and on successfully writing two papers: one shorter (1.500 words, a literature review = 30%) than the other (3.000 words; = 50%). Students will have to choose from a list of topics given by the instructor or suggest one of their own interest. They will also have to present (powerpoint) in class the outline of the second paper (research) (10%). The late submission of papers results in penalisation while plagiarism results in automatic failure.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral presentation
Additional bibliography for study
Writing with a purpose, J. F. Trimmer (PE 1408 .T695 1998) Writing Research Papers (9th ed.), J. D. Lester, (LB 2369 .L4 1999) How to write essays, dissertations and theses in literary studies, N. Fabb & A. Durant, (PE 1479 .C7F33 1993)
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