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翻譯:郭詠寧
編輯:朱學(簡介並寄信)

書面與口頭作業

21L.015是一門溝通密集(CI)課程,寫與說是本堂課不可或缺的部分。論文和短篇寫作訓練能讓學生將平時上課內容,閱讀,影片,及討論部分的內容和日常生活作結合。在這學期的課程中,我們將著重於有顯著成效且兼顧人文和社會學的寫作及口頭報告技巧。同學在學期結束之前將會完成25~30頁的寫作以及三次口頭報告。除此之外,在準備你的期末論文時,你也會有機會能練習修訂論文的能力。

  1. 短篇寫作練習:學生將定期繳交短篇書面習作 (1-2頁,電腦打字) 關於在課堂上或是小組內指定的課程讀物與講課內容
  2. 論文: 學生們將會寫四篇論文 (三篇短論文和一篇長論文-見#3:期末研究報告) 在學期結束之前。短篇論文長度最少5頁,最多7頁,電腦打字,雙行間距。在第一篇短論文中,學生必須將在課堂和課程讀物中獲得的觀念加以應用,以探索媒體在他們生活中所扮演的角色。第二篇論文中,學生將分析比較不同的新聞媒體是如何呈現當代的議題或是重大事件以了解講課內容和課程讀物中的重要議題。第三篇論文則要求學生以講課內容和課程讀物為主,去了解電影(劇情片或是紀錄片) 或是電視節目是如何處理社會或心理問題事件或者如何將印刷文本(短篇故事,劇本,小說或是或是散文作品)轉譯至大銀幕上。
  3. 期末研究報告: 期末研究報告須包含 (a) 一篇10至15頁的研究論文以及 (b) 口頭報告。研究論文則有三個部分:企劃書(提案),初版和修訂版。在學期初學生必須透過圖書館研究室,針對任一在媒體研究範圍內的自選主題作研究。他們必須先繳交企劃書並且和小組組長進行討論。在討論過之後,大部分學生須修改企劃書(提案)以縮小研究主題並且附上參考書目和研究計畫(例如:訪問,拍攝影片或是錄影帶等等)下一階段則是繳交論文初版。此版必須是一篇完整且包含參考書目的論文,而不是未經修改的草稿。初稿將由小組組長修改,但不會納入成績計算。最後修訂版將於期末繳交;並同時進行口頭報告。
  4. 口頭報告: 21L.015的學生在本學期中將會有許多口頭報告的機會。第一次是在期初小組聚會上的自我介紹;第二次則是關於課程讀物。期末報告(見上面的 #3)則將著重於期末研究報告。

Written and Oral Assignments

21L.015 is a Communication-Intensive (CI) course; writing and speaking are critical parts of the class. Essay assignments and shorter writing exercises enable students to make connections between the lectures, readings, screenings, discussion sections and their own lives. Over the course of the semester, we will stress strategies for effective writing and oral presentations in the humanities and social sciences. By the end of the semester you will have completed 25-30 pages of writing and three oral presentations. In addition, you will have the opportunity to practice the craft of revision in the preparation of your last essay.

  1. Short Writing Exercises: Students will regularly submit short written exercises (1- 2 pages, typed) on course readings/lectures assigned in class or section.
    • Oral and Written Assignment #1 (PDF)
    • Writing Assignment #2 (PDF)

  2. Essays: Students will write four essays (three shorter essays and one longer research paper--see #3: Final research project) by the end of the term. The shorter essays vary in length from 5-7 pg., typed, double-spaced. In the first essay, students will apply concepts from course lectures and readings to explore the role of media in their own lives. In the second essay assignment, students will address central issues in lectures/readings by analyzing comparatively the ways in which different news media present a contemporary issue or event. The third essay asks students to draw upon course lectures and readings (or other outside sources) to interpret the ways in which a contemporary film (feature or documentary) or television program represents a social or psychological issue or problem or translates a print text (short story, play, novel or nonfiction work) to the screen.
  3. Final Research Project: The final research project includes (a) a 10-15 pg. research essay and (b) an oral presentation. The research essay has a three-part sequence: proposal, first version and revision. Early in the semester students choose a topic in media studies to investigate through library research. They first submit a proposal and have a conference with the section leader. After this conference, most students revise their proposals to focus topics more narrowly and include additional bibliographical sources and a research plan (e.g. plan for interviewing, screening films or tapes, etc.). The next stage is the submission of the first version of the essay. This version should be a complete essay with bibliography, not a "rough draft." First versions will be commented on by section leaders, but not graded. The revision of the essay is due at the end of the semester; students also give final oral reports at that time.
    • Final Research Project Sequence (PDF)

  4. Oral Presentations: Students in 21L.015 have several opportunities for oral presentations throughout the semester. The first presentation is an introductory talk at the first section meeting; the second presentation focuses on a course reading. The final presentation (see #3 above) centers on the final research project.
    • Oral and Written Assignment #1 (PDF)

 
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