Advanced skills for humanities research in English: reading, writing, and discussion

Course Type: Seminar
Study Focus: Foundations
Term: Spring

Teacher: Kjell ERICSON
Course Code: JK07001

This course aims to develop the academic skills of students specializing in the humanities, and assist them in furthering their participation in research with an international audience. It will focus on reading, writing and discussion/ presentation in English.

The goal of this course is to familiarize humanities-focused students with different genres of academic texts and to develop their abilities to express themselves to international audiences, both in writing and in speech.
Simply put, by the end of the course students should be better able to participate in English-language research activities.

Course Information

Module: Skills for Transcultural Studies
CATS Requirements: BA 3rd. year or above
Link to course material on PandA.

Day/Period: Wed/2
Location: 1演/Sem. 1
Credits: 2

This course is mandatory for all first-year JDTS students with a TOEFL score below iBT 100.

Course Goals

Students will develop their analytical skills and their understanding of how to organize research findings effectively. Intensive reading and writing practice will acquaint them with the vocabulary, grammatical structures, and modes of expression characteristic to academic papers. Presentations and discussions will improve their ability to express opinions about complex academic topics in English.

Course Schedule and Evaluation

For a detailed course schedule, please visit KULASIS or the PandA platform (the enrollment key is provided in KULASIS and also during the first week of class).

Class Participation: 15%
Exercises: 20%
Essay 1: 20%
Essay 2: 25%
Final Presentation: 20%