Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KIEN2262 English: Academic and Professional Skills for Social Sciences I 3 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Henna Ala-Kutsi, Mari Heinonen, Bridget Palmer

General description

This integrated skills course is intended for Social Sciences students to help them in their academic studies. Students develop their abilities in reading, writing, listening and speaking in addition to the special discourse and terminology of their fields. Emphasis is placed on active student participation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should:
- be able to analyse an English academic text and summarise the main ideas orally and in writing;
- be more aware of style and appropriacy in writing;
- be able to take notes from books and lectures;
- be able to take part in discussions.

Contents

- reading authentic academic texts related to Social Sciences taken from journals and textbooks;
- developing strategies to enable effective reading of authentic texts;
- consolidating academic vocabulary based on the Academic Word List (AWL);
- listening to lectures delivered by experienced researchers and taking notes;
- practising strategies for active listening - intensively and extensively;
- becoming aware of Anglo-American writing conventions leading to a short written assignment;
- participating in small study group discussions, and giving short presentations.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 2 h 2 h
Tutorials 28 h 0 h
Independent work 24 h 0 h
Exercises 0 h 24 h

This course is intensive and requires students to be active outside contact teaching. Independent work online in Moodle.

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Portfolio
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Portfolio
  • In English
Oral exam
  • In English

For credit, students must attend BOTH core lectures at the start of the course (2 x 2 hours) and the contact lessons; participate actively and complete course tasks for the final portfolio.

Exemption (AHOT): Students applying for exemption from the course should submit a written portfolio including:
- a letter of self-assessment which also justifies the grounds for exemption;
- a sample of a short academic writing assignment in English related to subject of study and using appropriate referencing;
- a summary of an article from the field of study (enclose article).
Students who present an appropriate portfolio, will be invited for an interview.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Pass/fail.
Final portfolio. Information about the assessment criteria in Moodle.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekunta
Language and Communication Studies (Yhteiskuntatieteellisen tiedekunnan opintoja)
2014–2015
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Opintokokonaisuudet