Academic Writing for the Humanities - ARTS2050

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 12uoc at Level 1, and enrolment in an Arts and Social Sciences or Art and Design single or dual award program. Excluded: ARTS5503

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This course develops students’ capacity to write academic essays according to the conventions of the Humanities. It provides the knowledge and vocabulary by which students can critically analyse the work of others as well as their own. The course focuses sustained attention on various modes of academic writing that are used in essay writing and shows how these may be deployed to present a strong argument. The course includes analysis of a range of exemplars as well as essays from academic journals researched by students and related to their disciplinary interests. This study will be accompanied by writing exercises, writing workshops and detailed feedback from both peers and staff.
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