English Communication for Humanities and Social Science Studies II

Fall 2021 (3 credits)

Course Description

LANG 3070 is a three-credit course offered in the fall semester to students of the School of Humanities and Social Science. This course is the second of two required English courses of the Program. It builds on the skills students would have acquired on LANG 2070, and prepares them for the challenges of writing long academic essays and making presentations at academic conferences.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to

  • recognise different stylistic features of texts;
  • identify subjective and objective language in a range of written texts;
  • recognise the expression of register and tone through vocabulary and grammatical structure
  • make judicious selections of vocabulary in writing, based on a number of criteria such as intended readership, purpose;
  • recognize and apply a range of hedging devices;
  • make an effective presentation in an academic context.

Course Materials

The coursebook is prepared by the Center for Language Education. Students can purchase a copy from the university bookstore. Other teaching materials will be uploaded to the Canvas site.

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