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English 1: Language and Culture (UCC) (7787.1)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: University of Canberra College
Discipline: University of Canberra College

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Syllabus

English 1 is the first of a sequence of English Language units in the University of Canberra College Diploma. The overall aim of this sequence of units is to help students attain a high level of proficiency in English and a firm awareness of the culture that encompasses the language. With this background knowledge and understanding, students will be able to participate much more confidently in life on campus and in the broader Canberra community.

English 1 is a unit that will give students the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the essential structures of English, to build up their vocabulary, to develop a range of important study skills and, most importantly, to become more confident in their ability to use English to communicate in both academic and social contexts.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Convey meaning in general conversations, make a contribution in university class settings, and be developing the confidence required to communicate in English;

2. Understand conversations, comprehend media broadcasts on current issues in Australian society, and take notes of main ideas;

3. Write paragraphs, short essays and basic reports with reasonable grammatical accuracy using a range of sentence structures and cohesive devices. You also demonstrate an awareness of academic integrity principles and show use of basic referencing conventions in academic writing; and

4. Read and understand passages dealing with most general units, and apply reading strategies needed for successfully understanding academic texts, research, and access information electronically.

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Contact Hours

There are six hours of tutorials per week in the eleven teaching weeks of the semester. Outside those hours, students may also make appointments with academic staff to discuss progress and to seek guidance on questions that are of concern.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites as this is an introductory unit. Some students may be required to undertake additional workshops in grammar and writing if it is deemed that extra help is needed.


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