Minor English: English in my own Discipline

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

You gain insight into the language used in various text types which are
common in your own academic discipline and the professional domains
associated with your specialization. After successfully completing this
course you will have (i) knowledge of the different types of texts
written in your own discipline, either on an academic level or in the
professional domain; (ii) insight into linguistic features related to
structure, formality and stance in one or two text types in your
discipline; and (iii) knowledge of several types of analysis and methods
used in genre analysis and corpus linguistics. You will be able to apply
these methods independently to a selection of texts from your discipline
and use the knowledge gained from these analyses in your own writing.

Inhoud vak

In the first couple of sessions, we will discuss different methods of
analysis used in linguistics for analyzing characteristics of texts and
apply them to texts. You will then choose one of these methods and apply
this in an analysis of a collection of texts in your own discipline,
present the preliminary results of your analysis, and write a final
research article in which you report on the analysis, following
conventions from linguistic papers.


2 seminars of 2 hours per week in weeks 1 - 3.


The grade for this course will be based on the final report (after
rewriting) (75%); and the grade for the presentation (25%). In order to
pass the course, you need a 5.5 minimum for each component.

Vereiste voorkennis

This course is only available as part of the English>. Students must have completed Writing 2 before embarking on
this course.


Materials will be made available or listed on Canvas.


The as a whole is aimed at bachelor and
premaster students across the university who want to improve their
written English in an academic context. The Minor is not open for
students in the BA programme CIW who are following the specialization in
English and international communication (old program) or English
Language and Communication Studies (new program).

Overige informatie

Attendance is obligatory (80% minimum). If you miss more classes, you
may still be allowed to finish the course if you submit an alternative
assignment, but only if you’ve attended 70% of the classes.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ETBAALG008
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Examinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Docenten dr. G.A. Dreschler

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