Bachelor Seminar
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Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Bachelor Seminar
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To prepare students for writing a research paper, reading, resuming and analysing contemporary theories and research methods.
Brief description of the course
The course takes place in the form of seminars. For every seminar students read and resume some theoretical texts from different fields of human sciences. Every student has an oportunity at least once during the semester to guide the analysing process in the classroom.
Independent work
Reading the texts. Forming a preliminary idea of the theme of the future research paper and of suitable theories and methods for writing it.
Learning outcomes in the course
Knowledge about several theories in different fields of human sciences (literature, film, linguistics, translation, etc)
Knowledge about most important research methods in the field of humanities
Ability to work individually with theoretical texts needed for writing the research paper
Capacity to orientate in the academic register of French/Italian/Spanish as well as of the Estonian language.
Assessment methods
Presenting the dossier with the summaries of the texts analysed during the seminars.
Lektor Ülar Ploom, lektor Kaia Sisask, lektor Merilin Kotta
Study literature
Analüüsiks valitud tekstid ja Tamm, Marek (koost) 2011. Humanitaarteaduste metodoloogia. Tallinn: TLÜ Kirjastus.

Väljataga, Märt 2008. Narratiiv. Keel ja Kirjandus 8-9. Tallinn: Perioodika.
Genette, Gerard 1980. Narrative Discourse: An essay in Method. Oxford: Blackwell.
Van Dijk, Teun 2009. Society and Discourse. How social contexts control text and talk. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Koller, Veronika 2012. How To Analyse Collective Identity in Discourse - Textual and Contextual Parameters. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analyses Across Discipline, Vol 5, No 2, p. 19-38.
Barthes, Roland 2004. Mütoloogiad. Tallinn: Varrak.
Lakoff, George; Johnson, Mark 2003. Metaphors we live by. University of Chicago Press.
Lotman, Juri 2006. Kunstilise teksti struktuur. - "Kunstilise ruumi probleem". Tallinn: Tänapäev 2006, lk 365-386.
Jakobson, Roman 1960. Closing statements: Linguistics and Poetics. In: Sebeok, T. A. (ed.) Style in language. New-York.
Replacement literature
Seminaris osalemist pole võimalik asendada kirjanduse lugemisega.