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CU1000 - English for Academic Purposes

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education

Available to Diploma of Business JCU Brisbane students only.

This subject helps students prepare for and successfully engage in their academic studies in a wide range of disciplines. The focus of the subject, therefore, is on developing English language and study skills required for university study in Australia. The subject consists of five modules essay writing, report writing, oral presentations, listening and note-taking and academic reading.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop and practise the language skills and strategies necessary to write university essays, focussing on aspects such as understanding the characteristics, style and grammar of academic writing, analysing essay topics. developing planning strategies, structuring an essay, referencing and avoiding plagiarism;
  • develop students abilities to understand and describe quantitative data within the framework of a written report, focussing on the interpretation and construction of different types of graphs and charts and on understanding the differences between report and essay formats;
  • develop the strategies and language needed to give effective oral presentations in an academic setting;
  • develop the strategies and skills required for students to listen and take effective notes in university lectures. Examples of these skills include the ability to recognise main points, subordinate ideas and common signposts in lectures;
  • learn and practise reading strategies and skills which will enable students to read academic texts more rapidly, efficiently and with greater understanding.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LC1000 FP0101

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Limited
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Face to face teaching (Face-to-face teaching to be advised)
Assessment: continuous assessment consisting of exercises, short tests, an essay, a written report and an oral presentation (80%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Continuous assessment consisting of exercises, short tests, an essay, a written report and an oral presentation.
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Limited
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (Face-to-face teaching to be advised)
Assessment: continuous assessment consisting of exercises, short tests, an essay, a written report and an oral presentation (80%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Continuous assessment consisting of exercises, short tests, an essay, a written report and an oral presentation.
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Limited
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Face to face teaching (Face-to-face teaching to be advised)
Assessment: continuous assessment consisting of exercises, short tests, an essay, a written report and an oral presentation (80%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Continuous assessment consisting of exercises, short tests, an essay, a written report and an oral presentation.
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.