Academic Writing and Rhetoric I

Sammanfattning

The aim of this course is to teach students to write short academic essays for a variety of audiences and purposes. Students will learn to write clear, concise and coherent university-level papers in standard written English using current academic citation practices.

Behörighetskrav

Grundläggande behörighet.

Kursplan

Kursplan för studenter höst 2017

Kurskod:
EN208L version 2,2
Engelsk benämning:
Academic Writing and Rhetoric I
Fördjupningsnivå
G1N
Huvudområden:
Språk och kulturstudier
Undervisningsspråk:
Engelska
Fastställandedatum:
27 maj 2015
Beslutande instans:
Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle
Gäller från:
30 augusti 2015
Ersätter kursplan fastställd:
27 maj 2015

Förkunskapskrav

Grundläggande behörighet.

Fördjupning i förhållande till examensfordringarna

The course can normally be included as a part of a general degree at undergraduate level.

The course content corresponds to parts of Academic Writing and Rhetoric (EN208L) and English I (EN101A).

Syfte

The course focuses on the formal aspects of written production through the general practices of both social science and humanities essays.

Innehåll

The course focuses on the formal aspects of written production through the general practices of both social science and humanities essays.

Lärandemål

Knowledge and understanding
After finishing the course, the student:

  1. understands the basic elements of rhetoric, including the interaction of purpose, writer, audience, content, form, and meaning
  2. understands writing as a process that includes prewriting, drafting, writing, rewriting, peer review, and editing
Competence and skills
After finishing the course, the student:
3. can use writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communication
4. can control such features as grammar, punctuation, and spelling
5. can write a well-crafted paper
6. can evaluate learner texts or other texts on different levels in terms of basic rhetorical elements
Judement and approach
After finishing the course, the student:
7. can demonstrate the ability to work to agreed timetables, manage workloads, and meet deadlines

Arbetsformer

Learning activities are lectures, seminars, writing assignments and self-study of course literature.

Bedömningsformer

The course is examined through one written assignment (4.5hp, A-U), and a portfolio (3.0hp, U-G). The student must receive a passing grade in all examination elements to pass the course. The written assignment assesses learning outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7. The portfolio assesses learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7.
The student must receive a passing grade in all examination elements to pass the course.
Students who do not pass the regular course exams have the minimum of two re-sit opportunities. Re-sits follow the same form as the original exams.

Betygsskala

Utmärkt (A), Mycket Bra (B), Bra (C), Tillfredsställande (D), Godkänd (E) eller Underkänd (U).

Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel

Booth, W.C. et al. 2016. The Craft of Research (4th edition). Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press.
Addition material to be made available online.

Kursvärdering

Evaluation is an integral part of the course. A final written evaluation based on the learning outcomes is done at the end of the course. The result of the evaluation is summarized and made available in a report to be used as a basis for future courses.

Kontakt

Utbildningen ges av Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle på institutionen Språkstudier.

Mer information om utbildningen

Studentservice, K3 - Malmö universitet,

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