XENT1000 Academic Literacies (3 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The main focus is on academic literacies and competences for studying in International Master’s Degree Programmes at the School of Economics. Course assignments support both oral and written academic and professional communication in multicultural disciplinary contexts. The key topics include critical and scientific reading, managing, evaluating and synthesising information, writing traditional and reflective essays following the conventions of the discipline, academic integrity and working in multicultural teams.

Completion methods

Contact teaching, collaborative and individual work.

Assessment details

Active participation and successful completion of all assignments.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the students are expected to
- be familiar with academic literacies in their field
- have developed reading techniques for critical, intensive reading
- understand general types of knowledge and information management needed for academic writing
- demonstrate skills in synthesising research both orally and in writing
- have developed strategic communication skills in multicultural teams
- be able to do self and peer assessment
- practice academic ethical standards

Additional information

This course is optional for first year IMDP students at the School of Economics.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
No published teaching