The main goal of the Academic Writing course is to prepare students for effectively engaging in advanced written communication in an academic environment. Students will develop theoretical and practical skills to successfully read and write academic texts, and to differentiate the specificities of academic writing from other genres. Special attention will be paid to textual organization and coherence and to the argumentative requirements of academic writing, but formal conventions will also be addressed (citation, bibliography, etc.). Considering the multicultural makeup of the program’s student cohort, students will also explore differences across academic communities, and critically examine the implications of the dominant position of academic discourses in English in a global context.
2 ECTS / Semester / English