CIP - English Academic Writing

Course content

This course is intended for all international and ordinary Danish BA-students from across the University of Copenhagen.

On completion of this writing course in English for Academic Purposes, students should be able to produce written academic English approaching the C1-level as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference ( CEFR). Students will develop process writing skills, which will enable them to successfully negotiate their written exams in English-medium university level courses.

As a seminar style course with interactive class discussions and peer revision for written activities, the course takes its point of departure in the needs of the individual student. During the course, students are therefore required to hand in essays in academic English representative of the subjects they are studying. Active participation and a portion of self study are expected in the course. Success on the course will require completion of some required reading (relevant grammar), and students are expected to draw on readings in their own discipline to complete individual assignments. Attendance in the very first lesson is extremely important, as important information about the content and structure of the course is covered. Basic concepts such as paragraphs and topic sentences i.e. the foundation of academic writing are also introduced. 

Only bachelor students can apply for the course. Full-degree students and MA students cannot take this course and are referred to the courses Academic writing for graduate students and Presentation techniques for graduate students.
Students enrolled in the BA English Studies cannot take this course.
Please notice that registration is binding.

Please direct questions regarding registration to AcademicEnglish@hum.ku.dk and regarding the content of the course to cip@hum.ku.dk

ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Home assignment, optional subject, with class participation. Class participation is to be understood as a minimum of 75 % participation and handing in of three written assignments during the course. The course is assessed through a portfolio of written work based on process writing over the course of the semester. Students are required to turn in copies of the multiple drafts (1st, 2nd and final) of their completed assignments for the course. The subject of each assignment which should be based on the student’s own discipline is decided on together with the instructor. Grated according to the 7-point scale.
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 24
  • Preparation
  • 204,75
  • English
  • 228,75