English for Tertiary Studies (10127.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC College, Bruce, ACT
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|University Of Canberra College||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to summarise sources, write a critical analysis, and use citations effectively and appropriately in bibliographic writing;
2. Work collaboratively to initiate, maintain, and end coherent academic discourse naturally with effective turn taking;
3. Utilise listening skills to understand summary, speaker bias, the strength of a speaker's argument, and discourse markers in a linguistically complex academic discussion; and
4. Apply reading skills to scan, recognize discourse markers, predict content, and guess the meaning of unfamiliar words, and critically evaluate long complex texts.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
CorequisitesEnrolment in 100CC University of Canberra International Foundation Studies.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC College, Bruce, ACT||UC College Trimester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2023||UC College, Bruce, ACT||UC College Trimester 3||18 September 2023||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2024||UC College, Bruce, ACT||UC College Trimester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
|2024||UC College, Bruce, ACT||UC College Trimester 3||23 September 2024||On-Campus||Ms Carol Drew|
The following texts are mandatory:
- Mooney-Smith, P. & Goss, C. (2012) Key to EAP: A complete English for Academic Purposes program. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Oshima, A. & Hogue, A. (2014). Longman Academic Writing Series Level 4. Fifth Edition. New York: Pearson Longman.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and students must achieve an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Inclusion and engagement
Under normal circumstances, illness (with a medical certificate) is the only valid reason that will be considered for extensions for major written assignments and absences from oral presentations and examinations. In the case of illness, you will be given the opportunity to submit work at a later date or give oral presentations within the term dates, at a time convenient to both you and the lecturer. If you are unable to attend classes due to illness or other serious cause, you will need to obtain from the lecturer the material used, and to familiarise yourself with it before the next class you attend. In addition, you will need to contact the University of Canberra College to fill in a notification of absence form together with supporting evidence (for example, medical certificate). Please do not delay seeking medical advice in the case of illness because the sooner you receive treatment, the sooner you will be able to return to class. You will need to present a medical certificate to UC College as soon as possible to explain your absences from class.
In the event that illness adversely affects your formal assessment you must contact the University of Canberra College within 3 working days of the assessment date. You will be required to complete an Application for Special Consideration form and supply supporting documentation, such as a medical certificate which must state the nature of the illness and that the illness would have affected your performance in the relevant assessment task.
* NOTE: Retrospective approval cannot be included in a student's 80% attendance.
Course participants on Student Visas are required to attend more than 80% of all classes. The College will check student attendance every fortnight and is required to inform the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) of any students who breach the attendance regulation. In cases where a student is unable to provide appropriate documentation and a satisfactory explanation, the Student Visa may be cancelled.
In addition, there is a strong correlation between poor attendance and failure in a unit because students who have a poor attendance record find it difficult to keep up with the work being presented. Since Intercultural Communication includes a continuous assessment component as part of its overall assessment, poor attendance means that students will not be in class to participate and this will make it difficult for a student to fulfil the requirements of this part of the assessment.
Please consult the UCC Student Handbook for further details.
Required IT skills
Students will require access to their own device for all classes e.g. laptop, ipad, etc or at the very least access to a desktop computer at home. If you do not have a device then please use the computers available to students on Level B of the library.
Work placement, internships or practicums