108年第2學期-5086 研究方法 課程資訊

課程分享

選課分析

本課程名額為 10人,已有2人選讀,尚餘名額8人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
MLA Library assignments 15 Learning to use databases, find materials, ILL
Oral presentations 30 Twenty minute presentation, conference style
Model thesis proposal 15 On any topic in British or American literature
Research and writing 40 On any text studied in class

授課教師

John Shufelt

教育目標

This course aims to prepare the student to conduct graduate-level research necessary for course work, the drafting of a thesis proposal, and the research and writing of an MA thesis in British and American Literature. Students will begin by learning how to utilize basic databases available at Tunghai University and other universities, libraries, and research centers in Taiwan. An annotated bibliography, covering essential primary and secondary sources on a given topic, will be completed by each student. Finally, students will be required to draft a preliminary thesis proposal. This proposal may differ from the actual proposal the student submits for approval, but it is hoped that the ideas generated in “Research Methods” will lead directly and organically to a completed thesis at the end of the student’s study program.-- Research skills -- Library training -- Annotated bibliography -- Oral presentation of research -- Thesis proposal

課程概述

This course will equip students with graduate-level research skills. We will learn how to locate and review research materials and how to present our research professionally in academic settings.​

課程資訊

參考書目

MLA Research Guide and Handbooks (several editions)
Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600)
Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1966)
Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)
Orwell, 1984 (1948)