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FS0100 - English Fundamentals 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

This subject is designed to provide students with academic skills required to improve writing, speaking, reading and listening. The subject is designed for students who have basic knowledge in expressing their ideas in an academic structure. Through this subject, they will enhance their abilities to write, speak, listen and read as the contents include rephrasing, crediting the source, essay structures and organisation, presentation skills and learning and reading techniques.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the ability to write and speak using proper grammar and vocabulary;
  • analyse and write a literary analysis exploring themes, characters and plots of a given text or movie;
  • assess information critically to deliver a news presentation using the Cause & Effect or Compare & Contrast essay models;
  • comprehend and analyse given text;
  • extract pertinent information from given text to write a summary.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • quizzes or tests (5%)
  • presentations (15%)
  • movie/book review in week 4 (20%)
  • grammar quiz in weeks 3 and 8 (10%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Nil

Prerequisites: 5.5 IELTS Equivalence

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Coord/Lect: Ms Barbara Carter.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week for 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week for 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures - 3 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 24 hours tutorials - 2 hrs per week over 12 weeks
  • 12 hours - Consultation/Review - 1 hr per week over 12 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.