Academic skills modules

Undergraduate modules    

IC17720: Planning, Process and Product in Academic Writing: First year: Two semesters: 

This module covers both semesters. If you wish to take only one semester of this course, choose IC10210 (Semester 1) or IC10310 (Semester 2). Details follow below.
This module covers aspects of planning, drafting and process writing in relation to critical review of identified academic literature. Week by week students engage in classroom activities and discussion through which they identify critical features, strengths and weaknesses of published papers in their own subject field. Through processes of adaptation and individualisation students inform development of their own writing styles into the critical requirements of writing in their academic field. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/modules/deptcurrent/?m=IC17720
  • Students can select from a range of seminar groups. The exact number of groups and schedule will depend on student numbers.
  • Specific groups for different departments or similar specialisms may be available depending on student numbers.
  • This schedule may be subject to changes in times, rooms and campus location
    • Semester 1
      • Classes and dates TBA
    • Semester 2
      • Classes and dates TBA

IC10210: Academic Writing 1: First year, Semester 1 only:

This module is the same as IC17720, Semester 1
This module covers initial aspects of planning and drafting academic essays. Week by week students engage in classroom activities and discussion through which they identify key issues for writing in their own subject fields. Over the ten weeks, students adapt aspects of their own writing styles into the formal requirements of writing subject-specific essays. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/modules/deptcurrent/?m=IC10210
  • Students can select from a range of seminar groups. The exact number of groups and schedule will depend on student numbers.
  • Specific groups for different departments or similar specialisms may be available depending on student numbers
  • This schedule may be subject to changes in times, rooms and campus location
    • Semester 1
      • Students attend one 2 hour seminar per week
        • Classes and dates TBA 

IC10310: Academic Writing 2: First year, Semester 2 only:

This module is the same as IC17720, Semester 2

This module covers aspects of planning, drafting and process writing in relation to critical review of identified academic literature. Week by week students engage in classroom activities and discussion through which they identify critical features, strengths and weaknesses of published papers in their own subject fields. Through processes of adaptation and individualization students inform development of their own writing styles into the critical requirements of writing in their academic fields. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/modules/deptcurrent/?m=IC10310

  • Students can select from a range of seminar groups. The exact number of groups and schedule will depend on student numbers.
  • Specific groups for different departments or similar specialisms may be available depending on student numbers
  • This schedule may be subject to changes in times, rooms and campus location
    • Semester 2
      • Students attend one 2 hour seminar per week
        • Classes and dates TBA

IC27720: Advanced Communication in English in an Academic Context

Second year: This is a one semester course in communication for team-based project development, which involves a range of different academic communication practices, which include web-site development and writing for the web, communicating in seminars, making presentations and international communication via video conferencing. It may be taken in semester 1 or semester 2. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/modules/deptcurrent/?m=IC27720

  • Students must attend two seminars per week.
  • This schedule may be subject to changes in times, rooms and campus location.
    • Semester 1: Classes and dates TBA
    • Semester 2: Classes and dates TBA

IC20110 & IC31120: Written Communications in Management and Business   (10 and 20 credit options)

Second or third year Management and Business: These two modules are taught together in semester 1. IC20110 students finish at the end of semester 1 and students in IC31120 continue in semester 2.

IC20110 is a first semester only module in critical writing development. It works with comparative styles of writing for essays and reports and encourages you to work with a range of authentic text sources to identify connections between professional and academic writing. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/modules/deptcurrent/?m=IC20110

IC31120 is a two semester module in critical writing development that moves on in the second semester to work with issues in professional writing and communication. It involves a significant amount of self-managed team work. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/modules/deptcurrent/?m=IC31120

  • Students must attend one seminar per week.
  •  This schedule may be subject to changes in times, rooms and campus location.
    • Semester 1:
      • Classes and dates TBA
    • Semester 2:
      • Classes and dates TBA