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Academic Communication for International Audiences

7,5 higher education credits
Term: Autumn 2016
Period: October-December (see schedule below)

Registration

Deadline: 15 September
Contact Miguel Garcia Yeste, Department of Languages and Literatures
miguel.garcia@sprak.gu.se
Please include your name, department and research area. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent no later than 23/09/2016.
Course leaders: Miguel Garcia Yeste, PhD, in collaboration with Prof Laura Downing, Chloé Avril, PhD, and Anna Svensson.

Schedule

Preliminary schedule:
Week 40:

  • 5/10: 10:15-12:00h and 13:15-15:00h – seminar
  • 7/10: 9:15-12:00h – workshop

Week 42:

  • 17/10: 10:15-12:00h and 13:15-15:00h – seminar
  • 20/10: 10:15-12:00h – workshop

Week 45:

  • 10/11: 10:15-12:00h and kl. 13:15-15:00h – seminar

Week 47:

  • 23/11: 9:15-12:00h – workshop

Placement

This course is open to all PhD candidates at the Faculty of Humanities, and is also relevant to PhD candidates from other faculties, e.g. the Faculty of Social Sciences, the School of Business, Economics, and Law, the Faculty of Education, etc. Registration for postdoctoral researchers will be subject to availability.

Course content

The course has three parts, namely: (a) Writing for International Publication: From Thesis to Article; (b) Academic Publication: Navigating the Peer-review Process; and (c) Presenting at International Conferences: Posters and Presentations. The course takes a hands-on approach, i.e. course participants will be encouraged to interact with real texts (theirs and others’) through analyses and discussions. The forms of assessment for each part include a suggested project with a clear practical application; in addition, each student will be able to adjust the specific aspects of each assessment task in order to make it more relevant for their particular circumstances (e.g. if they are working on a publication while they attend the workshop, they would be allowed to use that project as a basis for their project).

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants are expected to:

Knowledge and Comprehension

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of general aspects of communication in academia today (oral and written), with a focus on the international arena;
  • Exhibit specialized, practical knowledge of communication practices in their own discipline.

Competence and skills

  • Demonstrate awareness of generic and disciplinary conventions that affect communication of research at international fora;
  • Be able to manipulate generic and disciplinary conventions, orally and in writing, in order to fulfil specific purposes;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the process and the rationale behind publication practices, as well as the role of the different actors involved.

Forms of instruction

This course will be taught through lectures and seminars, as well as online assignments. The course is organised around a number of discussions and hands-on tasks. During the course, participants will also have the opportunity to meet research journal editors who will share their perspectives on academic publication.

The course will be based on materials developed and provided by the lecturers via GUL, as well as real samples to be collected by the course participants. In addition, a list of suggested literature will be provided.
The course is assessed by means of continuous assessment (active participation in class discussions and tasks) and a series of written, oral, and digital assignments.

Language of instruction: English.

Course syllabus

SPL3100 Academic Communication for International Audiences, 7,5 higher education credits

Contact

Miguel Garcia Yeste, Department of Languages and Literatures
E-mail: miguel.garcia@sprak.gu.se
 

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