Academic Literacies 2

Course code EPHUMA123Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

EPHUMA123 Academic Literacies 2 aims to develop written and oral language skills needed for undergraduate study at university.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents will:

1.develop a deeper understanding of the construction of ideas in a wider variety of texts and will further develop:

a)the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise ideas as represented in factual and fictional texts
b)the capacity for independent research
c)the ability to construct argument in written and oral form with appropriate referencing skills
d)the ability to apply knowledge and critical skills in an examination setting
Content1. In this course, students will be required to research and present issues mainly in contemporary Australian society, using concepts introduced in semester 1, based on context, text and language. A variety of fictional and factual texts will be explored for their representation of these ideas and issues

2. Academic essay writing skills introduced in semester 1 will be developed and the study of language in context will be in greater depth

3. More advanced research skills and tutorial presentation skills.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsProgressive assessment
Examination: FormalFinal examination, in the University Examination period
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA123