Literary Academic Methods and Ethics

Course Code: 
CPLT 595
Semester: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
7
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
To develop students’ awareness of themselves as scholars. Successful writing at Masters level requires the students’ becoming familiar with both the forms of scholarly writing and the ethics of academic research.
Course Content: 

Students will be assessed in the practical business of scholarly presentation as well as their ability to demonstrate an informed sense of selection and evaluation in the process of information retrieval and collection.

Teaching Methods: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case Study
Assessment Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Class Performance, C: Homework, D: Presentation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Develop students’ knowledge and expertise in ethical research methodology 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
2) Recognise the importance in their own writing of scholarly conventions 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
3) Carried out an indicative literature search on a research topic 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
4) Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of identifying references central to their particular research topic 1-4, 5-10  

1,2,3

B,C,D

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION  
2 Academic Methods  
3 Academic Methods  
4 Academic Methods  
5 Academic Methods  
6 Research Ethics  
7 Research Ethics  
8 Research Ethics  
9 Research Ethics  
10 Research Ethics  
11 Presentations  
12 Presentations  
13 Presentations  
14 Presentations  
15 CONCLUSION  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook  
Additional Resources 1. Farb, Nigel, and Alan Durant, How to Write Essays and Dissertations; A Guide for English Literature Students, 2nd edition (Harlow: Pearson, 2005)

2. Altick, Richard, and John J. Fenstermaker, The Art of Literary Research, 4th edition (New York and London: Norton, 1993)

3. Eliot, Simon, and Owens, W.R., (eds.), A Handbook to Literary Research (London: Routledge and the Open University, 1998)

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Presentation 1 30
Class Performance 1 30
Final Paper 1 40
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL PAPER TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
Program Learning Outcomes Contribution  
1 2 3 4 5  
The ability to apply literary academic methods to topics such as society and ethics.         X  
Awareness of professional ethics and responsibility.         X  
The ability to carry out interdisciplinary reading and analysis.       X    
The ability to utilise the basic concepts and issues of literary theories in developing life strategies     X      
The ability to review, analyse and apply the relevant literature.         X  
Effective communication skills.         X  
A sufficiently broad education to understand the global and social impact of literary movements.       X    
An awareness of the importance of lifelong learning and the ability to put it into practice.       X    
A knowledge of issues in contemporary literature and of the cultural issues of the period.       X    
The ability to use sources and modern tools in order to carry out research in the areas of literature and aesthetics.         X  

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 5 75
Presentation 1 20 20
Final Paper 1 35 35
Total Work Load     175
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     7.0
ECTS Credit of the Course     7