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Academic Writing - JSM103
Anglický název: Academic Writing
Český název: Akademické psaní
Zajišťuje: Katedra sociologie (23-KS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2019
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:písemná
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:0/2, KZ [HT]
Počet míst: neurčen / 30 (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: MA et MA Sean Mark Miller
Vyučující: MA et MA Sean Mark Miller
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: MA et MA Sean Mark Miller (03.08.2023)
The purpose of this course is to help graduate students (MA and PhD candidates) develop skills necessary for setting up an effective research design, writing a proposal, and articulating their research findings in writing. The objectives include both the enhancement of students’ analytical and critical skills and their writing capabilities. This is a hands-on course in which students are expected to put in practice the principles and guidelines they read about in the texts assigned and that we discuss in class.

By the end of the semester students will be able to:

· understand a writing assignment

· draft a literature review

· design research questions

· match research questions to the right method

· design a schedule of research activities

· draft a proposal (this may be an essay, but generally anticipates discussing your own research)

· design the outline of research paper

· evaluate peers’ proposals and research papers

The emphasis will be on qualitative research methods which is usually underfunded.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: MA et MA Sean Mark Miller (03.08.2023)

Compulsory literature

Ellison, C. (2010), McGraw-Hill's concise guide to writing research papers, McGraw-Hill.

Guba, Egon G., and Yvonna S. Lincoln (1994), ‘Competing paradigms in qualitative research’, in: Handbook of qualitative research 2, pp. 163-194.

Writing for Sociology (WFS), Department of Sociology, Berkeley.


Recommended literature

Castiglione, D. et al. (2008), Handbook of social capital, Oxford University Press; Chapter 13, M. Fennema and J. Tillie, ‘Social Capital in Multicultural Societies’.

Crouch, Colin. Post-Democracy Polity (2004).

Delanty, Gerard. "Conceptions of Europe: a review of recent trends." European journal of social theory 6.4 (2003): 471-488. chapter 'EU Democratic Oversight and Domestic Deviation from the Rule of Law: Sociological Reflections', in: C.Closa and D. Kochenov (eds), Reinforcing the Rule of Law Oversight in the European Union, Cambridge University Press.

Favell, Adrian. Eurostars and Eurocities: Free Moving Urban Professionals in an Integrating Europe. (2008), Wiley.

Fuchs, Dieter, and Hans-Dieter Klingemann. "Eastward enlargement of the European Union and the identity of Europe." West European Politics 25.2 (2002): 19-54.

Nash, Kate. "Human rights, movements and law: On not researching legitimacy." Sociology 46.5 (2012): 797-812.

Smith, Joe, Tomáš Kostelecký, and Petr Jehlička (2015), ‘Quietly does it: Questioning assumptions about class, sustainability and consumption’, Geoforum.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: MA et MA Sean Mark Miller (03.08.2023)

Final essay:

2500 words + minimum of 5 scholarly references

Topic: any relevant topic in the social sciences, feasible for a short essay

Course Requirements:

·         Attend all classes

·         Complete all (homework) assignments

·         Complete all readings

·         Participate in class discussion

·         Complete a research proposal or a research paper by the end of the exam period

·         Meet with professor at least once during the semester


Evaluative scheme final papers

1. Introduction and topic choice


- Has an abstract been provided?

- Is the introduction well-written: research question, state-of-the-art, outline paper, new insights, personal views?

- Have the 5 stages been correctly used in the introduction?

- Is the topic relevant for the course; is it a useful topic for further analysis?



2. Argumentation


- Is the argument supported by convincing observations, evidence?

- Is the argument well-structured?

- Is the methodology well-explained?



3. Conclusions


- Do the conclusions reflect the overall argument?

- Are personal views provided?

- What is the social relevance of the argument?



4. References


- Have a sufficient number of relevant scholarly sources (5) been included and used?

- Are the references correct and comprehensive?



5. Language


- Is the paper well-written and readable?

- Is grammar correctly used, does the paper contain typos and similar errors?




>90%: excellent (1)

76 - 89%: very good (2)

62 – 75%: good (3)

< 62%: failed (4)




Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: MA et MA Sean Mark Miller (03.08.2023)

1. Introduction

2. Sociological research paradigms

3. Choosing a project (changes to this are ONLY with teacher's approval, so you should already have an idea at the beginning of the term, based on your own research in the social sciences)

4. Starting to draft

5. Types of research

6. Writing a good paper I

7. Writing a good paper II

8. Literature review

10. Other people’s work and feedback

11. Proper citation and plagiarism

12. Summary and presentations (you present your research to the class in December and then complete the paper in the exam term)


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