Writing in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Sammanfattning

Behörighetskrav

The equivalent of English course B in Swedish secondary school, and completed course IM101E – International Migration and Ethnic Relations I or other courses equal to 30 higher education credits in social science.

Kursplan

Kursplan för studenter vår 2020, vår 2019

Kurskod:
EN211L version 1,1
Engelsk benämning:
Writing in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Fördjupningsnivå
G1F
Huvudområden:
Inget huvudområde
Undervisningsspråk:
Engelska
Inrättandedatum:
10 december 2009
Fastställandedatum:
29 november 2012
Beslutande instans:
Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle
Gäller från:
02 september 2012
Ersätter kursplan fastställd:
29 november 2012

Kursbeskrivning

The aim of the course is for students in the social sciences and humanities to acquire knowledge and understanding of various types of academic language; furthermore, they should develop the ability and assurance to communicate, both in writing and orally, and observe established genre conventions.

Förkunskapskrav

The equivalent of English course B in Swedish secondary school, and completed course IM101E – International Migration and Ethnic Relations I or other courses equal to 30 higher education credits in social science.

Lärandemål

On completion of the course, the student:
• demonstrates a basic ability to communicate effectively in different academic contexts;
• demonstrates a basic understanding of argumentation, style and structure in different academic genres used in social sciences and humanities, both written and oral;
• can apply an understanding of the basic elements of rhetoric to the construction of short, genre-specific, academic texts,
• demonstrates ability to carry out a simple oral academic presentation;
• demonstrates a basic ability to analyse, describe and assess academic language, and
• demonstrates an analytical and reflective approach to his or her own use of academic language and to academic language in general.

Formerna för att bedöma studenternas prestationer

The course is examined through four written assignments (1, 2, 2, and 6 credits respectively) and through oral assignments done in seminars, both in groups and independently (4 credits in total). Grades for the written assignments are A, B, C, D, E, U (Fail); grades for the oral seminars are PASS/FAIL

Students who do not pass the regular course exams are offered two additional re-sit opportunities in connection to the course. After these first three opportunities, students’ right to further re-examination is limited to three additional opportunities. All re-sits follow the same form as the original exams.

Innehåll eller kursinnehåll

The course focuses on the distinctive features of different academic genres (both written and oral). The aim is for students to recognize the structures underpinning these genres and to understand their rationale. Furthermore, the students are trained to communicate both orally and in writing in an academic context, and also to reflect on their own and others’ written and oral production.

Arbetsformer

Learning activities are lectures, seminars, group work and self-study. The teaching is based on active scholarship, which implies that students have a large responsibility for their own learning.

Betygsgrader

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

Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel

Mapels, W. and Redman, P. (2011). Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide. 4th Edition. SAGE Publications Ltd Digital Comp: London.

Peck, J. and Coyle, M. (2012). The Student's Guide to Writing: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230373884.

Van Emden, J. and Becker, L. (2010). Presentation Skills for Students. London: Palgrave Macmillian. ISBN 9780230243040.

Ytterligare material kan komma att användas men inte mer än 200 sidor.

Kursvärdering

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback towards the end of the course. A summary of the results will be made available on the school’s web-pages. The students may also give oral or written feedback after each course module.

Kontakt

Utbildningen ges av Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle på institutionen Globala politiska studier.

Mer information om utbildningen

GPSstudent - Malmö universitet,
Adam Gray, Kursansvarig
Telefon: 040-6657272

Anmälan

30 mars 2020 - 07 juni 2020 Dagtid 100% Malmö Detta kurstillfälle ges som en del av ett program