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23921-01 - Übung: Academic Writing in African Studies 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Melanie Sampayo Vidal (melanie.sampayovidal@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The aim of this course is to introduce students to the craft of academic writing, to improve your writing skills and to get you ready to write your academic papers and Master-thesis. Therefore, you will work on texts you choose (a seminar paper you have to write, your BA-thesis or your MA-thesis, an essay or other). We will work on writing-strategies, text structuring as well as on language and style. Furthermore, you will be introduced to zotero - literature referencing program and you'll have the opportunity for personalized, individual coaching slots throughout the semester. Finally, we will work on revising and commenting your chosen texts.
Lernziele -Learn about academic writing as a process
-Practice your writing skills
-Learn about structure and style of academic Texts
Get to know procedures, tools and institutions for data-collection


Bailey Stephen (2011), Academic Writing, A Handbook for International Students, 3d ed., London and New York: Routledge.

Blanpain Kristin (2008), Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, A Resource for Researchers, 2nd ed., Leuven, Acco.

Bolker Joan (1998), Writing your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day, New York: Holt Paperback.

Elbow Peter (1998), Writing with Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process, 2nd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Macgilchrist Felicitas (2014), Academic Writing, Paderborn: Schöningh.

Sword Helen (2012), Stylish Academic Writing, Cambridge, Massachusetts & London. England: Harvard University Press.


Teilnahmebedingungen This course is geared primarily to MA students and advanced BA students (3rd year) from those disciplines contributing to the MA African Studies.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden bei der Dozentin.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall 14-täglich
Datum 20.09.2021 – 13.12.2021
Zeit Montag, 12.15-16.00 Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 20.09.2021 12.15-16.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Montag 04.10.2021 12.15-16.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Montag 18.10.2021 12.15-16.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Montag 01.11.2021 12.15-16.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Montag 15.11.2021 12.15-16.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Montag 29.11.2021 12.15-16.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Montag 13.12.2021 12.15-16.00 Uhr Rheinsprung 21, Seminarraum 00.004
Module Modul: Introduction to African Studies (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Ungleichheit, Konflikt, Kultur (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Active participation to sessions
Submission of assignments in time

An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Soziologie