The purpose of this unit is to develop your skills in reading, writing, listening to and speaking English at undergraduate university level with attention to academic vocabulary and common text types. You will read textbook sections and other material from the core courses you are taking and analyse them for discourse, syntactic and lexical features. You will then develop appropriate written and spoken responses to spoken and written texts. You will also develop transferable skills in summarising, paraphrasing, referencing, evaluating, planning, editing, and research.
|Unit name||English for Academic Purposes|
DVC - Education
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Third Party(ies): UP Education|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||IPC Semester 1||On-Campus||International|
|Hobart||IPC Semester 2||On-Campus||International|
|Hobart||IPC Semester 3||On-Campus||International|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|IPC Semester 1||26/2/2024||19/3/2024||12/4/2024||24/5/2024|
|IPC Semester 3||14/10/2024||4/11/2024||6/12/2024||24/1/2025|
|IPC Semester 2||24/6/2024||15/7/2024||5/8/2024||13/9/2024|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Demonstrate understanding of the main ideas and supporting details in a range of spoken and written texts.
- Critically analyse a range of written texts.
- Participate effectively in sustained spoken academic discourse including discussion about the research process.
- Create extended academic written texts that present logical and coherent argument and demonstrate paraphrasing, summarising and referencing skills.
- Use grammar, syntax and vocabulary with consistent accuracy to support effective communication.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Homework Essays (10%)|Oral Presentation (10%)|Participation (10%)|AWL Vocabulary Tests (20%)|Topic Report (20%)|Final Essay (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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