COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING
Code Course Type Regular Semester Theory Practice Lab Credits ECTS
ENG 401 E 1 3 0 0 3 7.5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Timothy Hagen Mondays 9:00-12:30; 13:30-16:00
Second Lecturer(s): NA
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: NA
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: E313 Mondays 18:00-20:45
Course Description: The course is designed to prepare master’s level students to read critically and efficiently and equip them with the writing skills for academic literature reviews and articles. Towards this goal, students read and critically discuss scholarly articles and books, analyzing the structure, ideas,and language of each. Proper use of sources is emphasized in this course. Students review writing norms in the social sciences, and work on developing appropriate vocabulary, sentence structures, paragraphs, and the language for an academic article, including titles, abstracts, introductions, literature reviews, methods, results, discussion, and reference sections. Spoken English is practiced in discussions and presentations.
Course Objectives: Students are equipped with reading strategies and writing skills to succeed in their graduate studies.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introductions; course overview; review of prior learning
2 An approach to academic writing; discuss Hutchins; choose paper topic
3 Constructing a research paper I; discuss Eco; share article analyses; identify 3 articles
4 Constructing a research paper 2; discuss Adler Ch 9-11, 20; share article analyses; identify 6 articles
5 General-specific and specific-general texts; dissect master's theses; write introduction
6 Problems, process, and solution; dissect master's theses; write methods
7 Data commentary; review for exam; discuss Kristoff & WuDunn Ch 6; write literature review in list form
8 Midterm Exam
9 Writing summaries; discuss Berger; write literature review as analysis of concepts
10 Writing critiques; discuss Berger; write conclusion and abstract; draft 1
11 Editing principles; discuss Epoka Thesis Guide; in-class peer editing; write review of classmate's paper
12 Presentation of articles; revisions; draft 2
13 Presentation of articles
14 Presentation of articles; final draft
Prerequisite(s): Intermediate or higher English skills.
Textbook: Umberto Eco (2015) How to Write a T hesis John Swales and Christine Feak (2012) Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition
Other References:
Laboratory Work:
Computer Usage: For research, writing, and presentations
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Students will read efficiently and critically
2 Students will use academic vocabulary and style
3 Students will critically review peer work
4 Students will critically engage with academic litearture
5 Students will write and revise academic papers
6 Students will present academic work to a critical audience
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
MSc BAF Program
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Homework
2
5
Midterm Exam(s)
1
20
Presentation
1
10
Project
1
5
Term Paper
1
35
Attendance
15
Other
1
5
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Assignments 1 15 15
Final examination 1 30 30
Other 1 15.5 15.5
Total Work Load:
187.5
Total Work Load/25(h):
7.5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
7.5