Academic Literacies for Scientists

Course Code :2000WETSEN
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:28
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Tom Van Hout
Pierre Van Mechelen
Frank Blockhuys

3. Course contents *

This course is designed to develop your academic literacy: your ability to recognize, interpret, and organize scientific knowledge. You will be asked to write a short research paper and present your findings to your peers.

Classroom activities are designed to facilitate learning by doing (as opposed to learning by heart). You are expected to contribute to the classroom experience by engaging with the course concepts, readings and assignments, and collaborating with the instructor and your peers. A good deal of independent study is also required. A range of interactive, hands-on learning activities will be used. Attendance is therefore mandatory. Assessment is portfolio-based and invites you to submit your best work.