‘Academic Discourse’ is the third of three Academic Skills courses that are part of the first year of the bachelor’s programme CADS. Admission to the course is restricted to students enrolled in the CADS bachelor’s programme..
Language of Instruction
Lectures are given in English.
Assignments can be written in English or Dutch (optional).
Course Discription and Course Objectives
Understand the different writing skills required in the field of social sciences and the humanities
Understand and identify writing strategies used by anthropologists in their own research
Know the rules and norms of academic writing (formatting, referencing, bibliography, style, tone)
Acquire a solid practice of academic writing in the various forms required by the field
Develop the foundation to a personal method of research and writing
Acquire a transferable set of writing skills for academic and non-academic purposes
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Mode of Instruction
This is a 5 ECTS course (=140 study hours [sbu])
lectures 6 × 2 hours = 18 sbu
tutorials 6 × 2 hours = 24 sbu
written assignments 4,500 words = 60 sbu
additional literature 270 pages = 38 sbu
Mandatory attendance at lectures and tutorials.
Weekly writing assignments for lectures and tutorials. Weekly assignments build up to home assignments.
Home assignments testing theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of Academic writing techniques.
Only the final mark is registered in uSis. The final pass mark is 6,0 and higher; 5,0 or lower is deemed inadequate. Final marks between 5,0 and 6,0 are never awarded.
Absence from more than 2 lecture and 1 tutorial means the final mark will always be downgraded, unless an additional assignment is done.
Registration in uSis
All students will be registered for the lectures by the Student Services Centre (SSC).
Registration for examinations isn’t necessary for this course, as the course is assessed by a set of assignments.
Students will be allocated to workgroups by the education coordinator and the groups will be announced via uSis.
Brightspace is the digital learning environment of Leiden University. Brightspace gives access to course announcements and electronic study material. Assignments will also be submitted in Brightspace. Announcements about and changes to courses are made in Brightspace. Students are advised to check Brightspace daily to remain informed about rooms, schedules, deadlines, and details regarding assignments. Lecturers assume that all students read information posted on Brightspace.
- How to login:
The homepage for Brightspace is: Brightspace
Please log in with your ULCN-account and personal password. On the left you will see an overview of My Courses.
For access to your courses in Brightspace you need to be registered in uSis for those courses.
Course literature is made available to students on Brightspace