|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
Introduction to Academic Writing in English, 15 credits
|(Introduktionskurs i akademiskt skrivande på engelska, 15 högskolepoäng)|
|Main field of study:||No main subject|
|Academic school:||School of Culture and Education|
|Disciplinary domain:||Humanities 100%|
|Education cycle:||First-cycle (Bachelor)|
|Course level:||A (introductory)|
|Progressive specialisation:||G1N (First cycle. Entry requirements: completed upper secondary education)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2018 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Culture and Education at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 2, exemption provided for modern languages).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A2, exemption provided for modern languages).
On completion of the course the student will be able to:
• demonstrate basic skills in academic writing in English
• explain and apply rhetorical strategies in text construction
• analyse English-language academic texts
• identify and produce different types of English-language academic texts
• write formal texts in English with a high degree of grammatical accuracy
• make use of relevant sources
• critically analyse English-language texts regarding language, structure and argument
• constructively critique his or her own writing
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
The course focuses on the basics of academic writing in English. The students practice analysing different types of text, ways of presenting an argument and rhetorical strategies. The students discuss their own and others’ texts, such as reports and short essays, focusing on style and register, as well as issues concerning suitable structure and articulate arguments.
Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars. All teaching and course literature is in English.
Obligatory attendance and active participation.
Continuous assessment of written assignments.
|The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.|
If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.
If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
|8.||Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1070EN, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).