Coordinator: Dr. Juan CASTILLO
This 6-credit course aims to enhance the skills of Psychology majors in writing disciplinary-specific texts including literature review papers and research proposals. Students will also explore professional communication strategies and analyse a range of text types such as popular psychology magazines and case studies through an investigative project.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Evaluate the linguistic and stylistic features of text types common in the discipline of Psychology
- Identify and apply language forms and rhetorical devices from academic readings appropriate to purpose and intended readership
- Synthesise and incorporate sources appropriately to justify views in a written proposal and literature review paper within the discipline of Psychology
- Students read a number of academic written genres within the discipline of Psychology, and to identify distinctive features of each genre..
- Students investigate the features of a written genre not covered within the course through a collaborative project.
- Students conduct critial reading groups and exchange opinions about the content and the language of selected texts.
(with breakdown of percentage weighting of the various methods)
- Essays (35%)
- Other genres of writing (35%)
- Oral Presentations (30%)