EKIS1001 Genres in Writing (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



In this course, students will overview, analyze and practice a range of text types in English, as well as specialising in a particular text type of their choice.

Completion methods

Classes will consist of presentations (by the teacher and students), group discussion and analytical tasks, and feedback sessions on students' written work. Homework will mainly consist of weekly writing tasks, culminating in a final portfolio of selected texts.

Assessment details

Active participation in class (83% attendance), a presentation and a final portfolio (which will be both teacher and peer evaluated).

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students will be able to:

- recognise the structural and linguistic features of different text types in English
- understand the social origins and purposes of written language norms within various genres and contexts
- produce a range of text types (e.g. commercial, journalistic, technical, creative) following or manipulating genre norms
- apply the analytical tools acquired on the course to any new text types and contexts encountered in working life

Description of prerequisites

EKIP404 Discourse and Literacy and EKIP102 Academic Writing

Completion methods

Method 1

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