Academic Writing and Rhetoric II

Summary

The aim of this course is to develop students’ academic writing abilities so that they will have authentic, relevant, cognitive and practical skills. This course aims to engage students in the production and meta-cognitive analysis of effective academic writing.

Admission requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: EN208E-Academic Writing and Rhetoric I.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2018, spring 2017

Course Code:
EN209L revision 2
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
English
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
05 December 2016
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
16 January 2017
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
28 February 2012

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: EN208E-Academic Writing and Rhetoric I.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

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

Purpose

The aim of this course is to develop students’ academic writing abilities so that they will have authentic, relevant, cognitive and practical skills. This course aims to engage students in the production and analysis of effective academic writing.

Contents

The course is taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, and it approaches critical thinking, reading and writing as complex and flexible processes for learning as well as communicating.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
After finishing the course, the student:
1) will have knowledge of the conventions of usage, specialised vocabulary, format and documentation in his or her field;
Skills and ability
After finishing the course, the student will be able;
2) to actively engage with primary and secondary sources in their field;
3) to produce coherent, effective writing in response to a range of assignments;
4) to use conventions of format and structure appropriate to different rhetorical situations;
5) to integrate their own ideas with those of others;
6) to demonstrate the ability to work to agreed timetables, manage workloads, and meet deadlines.
Critical skills and approach
After finishing the course, the student:
7) demonstrates confidence in their abilities to communicate effectively in written contexts for a variety of purposes and to diverse audiences.

Learning activities

The course is taught through a combination of lectures and workshops, and it approaches critical thinking, reading and writing as complex and flexible processes for learning as well as communicating.

Assessments

The course is examined through one written assignment (graded A–U for 3.5 credits) and one graded portfolio (graded A–U for 4 credits). The written assignment assesses learning outcomes 1, 2, and 5; the portfolio assesses learning outcomes 3 and 4; both assess learning outcomes 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, apart from re-sits for group work, which take the form of individual written assignments.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials


James, Henry, The Turn of the Screw, 2nd edition Norton Critical Edition, ed. Deborah Esch and Jonathan Warren (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Co., 1999)
Birkenstein, Cathy, and Gerald Graff, They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing, 3rd edition (New York and London: W.W. Norton & Co., 2014)

Course evaluation

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. This evaluation is used as a starting point for an oral evaluation which includes a discussion of measures to be taken to develop the course. The result of the evaluation is summarized and made available in a report to be used as a basis for future courses.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Language and Linguistics.

Further information

Anita Marttila, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6657345

Application

26 March 2018 - 03 June 2018 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 11000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 11000 SEK