109年第2學期-5086 研究方法 課程資訊
|Attendance and Participation||10|
|Analyses and presentations on literary texts||10|
|Summaries, paraphrases, presentations on academic readings||10|
|Preliminary annotated bibliography on a set topic||10|
|Research paper on a topic related to the class||20|
|Oral presentation of research paper||20|
|Personal research proposal with bibliography||20|
Research Methods is a required course in the MA in American and British Literature. Students will learn to conduct basic library research. This includes learning how to locate and use print sources and how to use electronic databases and other data collections. Students will learn how to retrieve, analyze, organize, and use the data they have found. Furthermore, students will learn how to review, evaluate, and question the sources they are finding. They will learn to present sources in MLA style in an annotated bibliography. Students will also practice how to synthesize academic readings in a clear voice. Students will learn how to write a proposal for a research project in American and/or British Literature with annotated bibliography of their own choice. Students will learn to develop a topic and write a research paper on a topic related to the course materials. Students will also learn to present their research paper findings orally and answer questions from the audience.
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.
Office HourOffice Hours: Thursdays 16:20 to 18: 10 or by appointment Office: A219
Students are required to buy a selection of primary works. Secondary materials will be collected by the teacher and students will be provided with the required reading materials throughout the semester.
Modern Language Association of America. MLA Handbook. 8th edition, New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016
Cross, Gillian. Wolf. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990; 2008. [Red Riding Hood]
Kemmerer, Brigid. A Curse So Dark and Lonely. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. [Beauty and the Beast]
McNeal, Tom. Far Far away. New York: Ember 2013; 2014. [Hansel and Gretel]
Napoli, Donna Jo. Bound. New York: Simon Pulse, 2004; 2006. [Cinderella]
O’Neil, Louise. The Surface Breaks. London: Scholastic, 2018; 2019. [The Little Mermaid]
Phelan, Matt. Snow White. Sommerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2018. [Snow White]
Tatar, Maria, ed. The Classic Fairy Tales. A Norton Critical Edition. New York and London: W.W. Norton, 1999.