Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (G)
The Faculty Board of Languages
Either a Bachelor's degree with a major in social sciences, or a Bachelor's degree (any major) plus 90 credits in one of the social sciences.
The syllabus was adopted by the Board of the Faculty of Languages on 2008-04-03 to be in effect as of 2008-07-01.
Upon completing the course students will - have a good ability to write academic prose in English - have a good familiarity with the formalities of academic writing - be able to present their research findings in a clear and structured manner - have a good ability to read English texts in their field and discuss them in English - have a good awareness of various genres
The course comprises practical exercises in writing abstracts, summaries of academic works, reviews, conference presentations, and sections of essays. The focus lies on enhancing students' awareness of the importance of the writing process in research work. In a workshop setting participants read and discuss each other's texts against the background of recent theories about written academic discourse.
Group instruction. All teaching materials are in English.
Examination is done partly in the form of continuous reports and written assignments and partly in the form of a final limited written presentation. Grades used are either Fail or Pass.
Students who do not achieve a passing grade on the regular examination will have another opportunity to take the examination within a reasonable period of time after the regular examination.
Students who fail a certain examination twice have the right upon request, following consultation with the head of department, to have another examiner appointed.
Course level in relation to degree requirements
The course is intended to add breadth to studies and cannot be counted as an in-depth course toward a degree.
For transitional regulations in the case of changes in the syllabus, please contact the student adviser.
If the syllabus or course reading for a component has been changed, students have a right to be examined under the original syllabus and course reading on two occasions during the following semester. Normally this right then expires. Otherwise there are no limitations on the number of examination opportunities.
Results that are more than five years old are normally not recognised if the syllabus for the course component has been changed.
Questions about the right to count the course toward a Master's degree are decided by the participants' respective departments.
week 04, 2008
Swales, John M.;
Feak, Christine B.
Academic writing for graduate students : essential tasks and skills
3., [rev. and expanded] ed.:
The University of Michigan Press,