Rhetoric and Composition Ia

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LAX048P05
Vaknaam Rhetoric and Composition Ia
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Rhetoric and Composition Ia
Leerdoelen Aims of Course
During this course, students are expected to acquire the following skills:
• Understanding academic writing as a process, entailing drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.
• Writing an argumentative essay in grammatically and stylistically correct English, showing an awareness of audience, purpose, and tone.
• Carrying out research projects—including locating, evaluating, analyzing, and integrating sources.
• Presenting the results of their research in a well-organized argumentative essay.
• Displaying critical reasoning skills, both in speaking and writing.
• Delivering an oral presentation in appropriate English, making effective use of audio-visual equipment, and engaging in a group discussion fluently.
• Evaluating their own work critically.
Omschrijving Rhetoric & Composition Ia is the first of four language proficiency and argumentation
courses designed for American Studies majors. During this course, students will be
introduced to academic writing skills, with a particular focus on the composition of
argumentative essays. Rhetoric & Composition is not a language acquisition course, but
language proficiency in English will be developed further through various assignments,
writing tasks, and tests.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm portfolio, tentamen essay
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. K.S. Roberts
Docent(en) L.A. Flamand, PhD. , J.A. Müller, MA.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Concise Wadsworth Handbook. 4th edition. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth, 2013. (full-length ninth and tenth editions also acceptable) Kirszner, Laurie, and Stephen Mandell. 978-1133310334
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen 80% Mandatory attendance.
Students are expected to participate actively in discussions during seminars and to duly carry out all assignments. This module can not be taken as an elective and/or Open Course Unit.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 1 semester I a keuze
Ba American Studies 1 semester I a verplicht