Composition I

Course NameComposition I
Course CodeCOM101
DescriptionThe course is designed to develop and improve students’ critical thinking skills, originality and ability to writein English across a variety of genres. The course emphasizes: writing as process, audience awareness and appropriate stylistic choices, and the production of cohesive, coherently structured, concise and accurate texts. Students are introduced to academic research and citation formats.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Understand the writing process: generating, researching and focusing ideas, outlining, drafting, revising and editing;
– Understand the communicative aspects of writing, i.e., audience and context and how these effect vocabulary choice and tone;
– Be familiar with the different academic genres their structures and content; for example, illustration, narration, and exposition;
– Produce paragraphs and essays that conform to academic structure and content, having clear topic sentences and thesis statements, relevant supports and smooth transitions;
– Display a firm grasp of mechanics of English spelling, punctuation and grammar, and academic conventions;
– Recognise and apply proper citation formats;
– Recognise and avoid all forms of plagiarism.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS