Course: Academic Writing for Crossborder Studies

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Course title Academic Writing for Crossborder Studies
Course code OJZ/630
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in summer semester only.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Pavlínová Klára, Mgr.
  • Kovářová Zuzana, Mgr.
  • Czaban Natalie, M.A.
  • Haug Laura Adriana, M.A.
Course content
Work on one paper per semester, each paper consisting of 3 drafts; peer-review; practice of punctuation and citations; practice of academic language; emphasis on the correct structure of the text; class discussions of academic writing issues and group analysis of students' work.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration
  • Preparation for classes - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Increasing language competencies and communication skills of students.
The aims of the course are threefold: to help students overcome the fear of writing, to help them spread their ideas effectively, and to practice complex sentence structures for writing the academic environment.
CEFR level: B2

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Analysis of student's language skills, Interim evaluation

Regular attendance (maximum three absences) Active participation in English in class Submission of all the reading and writing assignments Submission of the final draft of the paper
Recommended literature
  • De Chazal, E. & McCarter, S. Oxford EAP: A course in English for Academic Purposes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Oshima, A. & Hogue,A. Writing Academic English. Addison-Wesley, New York, 2005.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Bioinformatics (1) Category: Informatics courses 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biological Chemistry (1) Category: Chemistry courses 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer