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Bachelor 2017/2018

Research Seminar: Academic Argumentation in International Relations

Area of studies: International Relations
When: 2 year, 1, 2 module
Mode of studies: без онлайн-курса
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course was designed for 2nd year students to develop and advance their competency in debate skills, academic research and writing skills. This course is built around the set of debate skills, formed through oral and written practice in the discussion of content-material relevant to international relations major. It is also built around the set of research and academic writing skills, formed through oral and written practice.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to develop advanced competency in oral and written construction of critical discourse based on Superior-level English-language proficiency (according to ACTFL scale)
  • to develop advanced competency in research methods and academic writing
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Types of arguments; Rebuttal algorithms
  • Persuasion techniques; Rhetorical strategies
  • Corpus functions Euphemisms and allusions
  • Hypothetical structures Inferences, bias, framing
  • Research design;Research and methodological skills
  • Selection of sources Academic writing
  • Argumentation skills Scientific analysis
  • Presentation and defense of academic work
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Environment vs Economy
  • Interventionism vs Isolationism
  • Wealth Redistribution vs Selfreliance
  • Security vs Freedom
  • Defining the research question
  • Research design and methods
  • Research writing
  • Hypothesis and theory
  • Academic argumentation
  • Preparation for defense
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Writing
  • non-blocking Speaking
  • non-blocking Quizzes
  • non-blocking Textbook assignments
  • non-blocking Module 1
  • non-blocking Module 2
  • non-blocking Portfolio
  • non-blocking Part A
  • non-blocking Part B
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.5 * Part A + 0.5 * Part B
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Cristina-Laura, A., & Ioana-Claudia, H. (2019). Teaching Business English Vocabulary through Context. Annals of the University of Oradea, Economic Science Series, 28(1), 35. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=138244694
  • Ekaterina Talalakina, Tony Brown, Jennifer Bown, & William Eggington. (2014). Mastering English through Global Debate. Washington: Georgetown University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2200417
  • Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science. (2016). Edward Elgar. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsnar&AN=edsnar.oai.research.vu.nl.publications.79adffd0.782e.411f.b258.53afc56be456
  • Ivan Nikolaevich Timofeyev. (2015). Formal Research Methods in Political Science and Comparative Politics: The Prospects of MGIMO-University Political Science School. Sravnitelʹnaâ Politika, (1), 121. https://doi.org/10.18611/2221-3279-2010-1-1-121-129
  • Jenkins-Smith, H. (2017). Quantitative Research Methods for Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration (With Applications in R) : 3rd Edition. Place of publication not identified: University of Oklahoma Libraries. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsotl&AN=edsotl.OTLid0000536

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • V. V. Perskaya. (2019). The World Economic Forum in Davos: Poverty and Inequality of Income Distribution as Evil Phenomena of Modern World Development. Экономика. Налоги. Право, (2), 49. https://doi.org/10.26794/1999-849X-2019-12-2-49-58