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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English - Academic (International Students Only)

Undergraduate Course: Foundation English for Academic Purposes 1 (ENAI07010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEnglish - Academic (International Students Only) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is for HSS International Foundation Programme students only. It is not available for undergraduate or postgraduate students. This course will be offered as a part of the HSS International Foundation Programme, intended to provide non-native speaker pre-undergraduate students with the necessary linguistic, cognitive and cultural knowledge/skills to join Year 1 of an undergraduate programme of study in Humanities or Social Science.

Foundation English for Academic Purposes 1 aims to improve the students' English knowledge and skills to the point where they can participate effectively in undergraduate courses. To that end, the Semester 1 FEAP 1 course will focus on academic reading and writing skills and on extending the students' knowledge of relevant vocabulary - both general academic lexis and the specific/technical terminology of Humanities and Social Science. Academic Reading and Writing sessions will familiarise the students with fundamental structures of academic texts, such as IMRAD (Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion) and SPSE (Situation, Problem, Solution and Evaluation), as well as providing practice in sentence and paragraph construction. Lexical development will be organised in separate strands (Key Vocabulary for Philosophy; Key Vocabulary for Social Science; Key Vocabulary for Psychology), which will be based on the reading and listening input provided in the Philosophy, Social Science, and Psychology session 1 Foundation Programme courses.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  12
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 19/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of FEAP 1 students should be able to:
Understand and use the specialist vocabulary featured in their session one courses (two from the following: Philosophy, Social Science, Psychology);
Analyse the macrostructure of academic reading texts;
Follow and discuss the arguments used by academic writers;
Write sufficiently accurate English to be understood by an academic reader.
Assessment Information
This course will be assessed by two components.
1. 'Unseen' test of Philosophy, Social Science, and Psychology vocabulary, according to courses taken, (multiple-choice and gap-fill) - weighted at 50%.
2. 'Seen' written assignment: a 1,000-word essay with an SPSE structure - weighted at 50%.
To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 40% in the combined mark (and a minimum of 30% in each assessment component).
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Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list HSS FEAP students will have individual access to the electronic Academic Content dictionary (item 1) in the ELTC computer lab and will be issued with their own copies of item 2.

1. Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary (2011) Cambridge University Press. Available to students in ELTC Student Lab.

2. Thoreau, M.(2006) Write on Track: a guide to academic writing. Pearson. ISBN 1-877371-13-0. Students will receive own copy.

In addition, they will receive copies of the relevant FEAP materials (Key Vocabulary for Philosophy; Key Vocabulary for Social Science; Key Vocabulary for Psychology) prepared by ELTC staff.
Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserMr Anthony Elloway
Tel: (0131 6)50 6200
Course secretaryMrs Anthea Coleman-Chan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1589
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