ENG1005 - English Communications I

Year of Study:1
Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45hours
Prerequisites: Nil
Module Description
The module aims to equip English majors with the skills essential for studying in the English Department. Students will have the opportunity to read, discuss and write about a broad range of texts in perspectives of register, genre and style. The module aims to support English majors in their academic studies by improving their language skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. And more importantly, through mediating on different text varieties, students are encouraged to think critically and independently. This module is specially designed to conduct in small class size in order to facilitate student interaction and teacher feedback.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate some ability to cope with the extensive reading lists of the English Department and to read texts contextually;

  2. demonstrate a capacity to think critically and in detail the subjects they study;

  3. demonstrate the ability to appropriate oral skills to contribute to group work, and deploy such skills in giving effective and scholarly presentations;

  4. demonstrate some ability to construct an argument and to incorporate ideas and information from a range of sources in their written work to a standard compatible with university level;

  5. use e-learning platforms, such as the Moodle-based eCampus system, to participate in on-line guided class discussions, together with internet-based electronic tools for academic research.