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Semester 1 Academic Session 2016/2017

COURSE INFORMATION SUMMARY

1 NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

2 COURSE CODE: BIA 3012

3 NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: NORMAZLA AHMAD MAHIR (012-2827073) naufalya@yahoo.co.uk

4 RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE This course is developed as an exposure to academic reading and writing skills. In addition, this course
COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: provides practice in essential critical thinking and writing skills necessary to produce strong academic
essays.

5 SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: Semester 1- 6

6 TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT
LEARNING

L = Lecture L T P O
T = Tutorial 28 56.5 28+56.5=84.5
P = Practical
O= Others

7 CREDIT VALUE: 2

8 PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): MUET Band 4, 5 and 6; or passed English for Communicative Purposes

9 OBJECTIVES:
1. familiarize students with effective academic reading and writing.
2. prepare students for academic reading and writing at tertiary level.

10 LEARNING OUTCOMES: At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. apply specific skills required for academic reading and writing. (LO1-C3)

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2. write research project based on chosen topic. (LO7-A2)

11 TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: 1. Knowledge


2. Lifelong learning and info management

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12 TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

LO# Learning Outcome Teaching & Learning Strategy Assessment Strategy


LO1 Knowledge Tutorial Final exam
LO7
13 Lifelong
SYNOPSIS:learning & info Group work This course is specifically designed
Research Project to develop their academic English language proficiency. It aims to provide
for students
an extended experience for students in improving reading and writing skills. Through the integration of both skills, students
management are expected to acquire the relevant academic English skills and strategies to bring their English to university-level fluency.
Blended mode as well as naqli and aqli elements are embedded in the task and assessment of the course. The course
also offers a platform for students soft skills (KI) development as they are expected to apply problem solving, critical
thinking and team work in course related activities.

14 MODE OF DELIVERY: Tutorial

15 ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:

CLO Teaching & Learning F2F (hours) Assessment %


CLO1 Tutorial 14 Final Exam 14/28 50
CLO7 Group work 14 Research project 14/28 50

Total 28 100%

Continuous assessment Summative assessment Total


Test Research Practical test Presentation Final Exam
CLO
project
CLO1 50 50
CLO7 50 50

TOTAL 100%
16 MAPPING OF THE COURSE/MODULE TO THE PROGRAMME AIMS

17 MAPPING OF THE COURSE/MODULE TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

CLO

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PLO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1.
2.

18 CONTENT OUTLINE OF THE COURSE/MODULE AND THE SLT PER TOPIC

Formal assessment/ Test/Quiz

Total SLT
F2F NF2F
Online Learning Naqli Aqli

Course Topics

AnnouncementNews Forum/
Lecture

SCL

Exam/Test/Quiz

Online Assignment
Tutorial

Practical

Revision

Assignment

Learning Objects
Course Outline

Comparison
File Uploads

Ayatization

Adaptation

Integration
SCORM
Forum
Quiz
Building a Paper: Explore 6 6 3 3 3.5 3 21.5
Paraphrasing
Summarizing

Building a Paper: Focus



Using a Research Question 4 4 2 2 2 3 14
Creating a Rough Outline

Online Language Learning

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Building a Paper: Organize


Writing a Thesis Statement 4 4 3 1 1.5 2 13.5
Expanding Rough Outline with
Evidence
Creating a Detailed Outline

Building a Paper: Create


Writing the Body of a Paper 6 6 1 1 2 14

Integrating Evidence into


Paragraphs

Online Language Learning

Building a Paper: Refine


Writing Introductions and
Conclusions 4 4 0.5 0.5 1 2 10
Building Cohesion
Documenting Evidence USIM
style

Sources for Research


Theme 1: Risking Change

Theme 2: Globalization 4 4 2.5 1 2 11.5

Theme 3: Technology

TOTAL HOURS 28 28 8.5 10 10 84.5

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CLO TLA F2F NF2F Total Assessment F2F NF2F Total


CLO1 8 16 19.5 35.5
tutorial Research project (1000 0 10 10
words)
0 10 10
Final exam (2 hrs)
CLO7 6 tutorial 12 17 29
Sub-total 28 36.5 64.5 0 20 20

Total SLT 84.5 Credit 84.5 40 = 2.11= 2

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19 MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE


1. Dollahite, N.E., Haun,J. (2012). Sourcework: Academic Writing from Sources.
Second Edition. Boston: Heinle

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1. Amiliayanti, Nohana & Nursyuhada (2011). Prospect: English for Academic
Purposes. Nilai: Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia.

2. De Chazal, E., McCarter, S. (2012). Oxford EAP: A Course in English for


Academic Purposes. United

Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

3. Langan, J. (2011). College Writing Skills with Readings. New York: Mc Graw
Hill.

20 OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION http://elt.heinle.com/sourcework

Prepared by, Checked by, Approved by,

AMILIAYANTI BT ABD HALIM Dr. Ramiaida Darmi


UBI/UBA coordinator Deputy Dean (Academic & Research)
Faculty of Major Language Studies Faculty of Major Language Studies
Course moderator Date: Date:
Faculty of Major Language Studies
Date:

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