LANG 5071

Postgraduate English for the Humanities

Corequisite(s) LANG 5000

This course explores rhetorical, academic and stylistic conventions common in humanities disciplines, so that RPG humanities students can effectively communicate their research to academic audiences in spoken and written formats. The course is compulsory for all RPG students of HUMA. Students who fail to fulfill the English language requirement of the University are advised to take LANG 5000 before enrolling for this course (for students admitted in 2013/14 and onwards). Graded P or F.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Understand rhetorical, academic and stylistic conventions of spoken and written humanities texts.

2. Understand how persuasive argument is the core feature and organizing principle of humanities research texts.

3. Communicate their own research persuasively to academic audiences by applying this learning.