Academic skills modules

Undergraduate modules

Planning, Process and Product in Academic Writing

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
      • Mondays 11:10 - 12:50, Llandinam B22 OR Wednesdays 09:10 - 10:50, Llandinam B22
    • Semester 2
      • Classes and days TBA

Academic Writing 1

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
        • Mondays 11:10 - 12:50, Llandinam B22 OR Wednesdays 09:10 - 10:50, Llandinam B22

Academic Writing 2

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

Advanced Communication in English in an Academic Context

IC27720 and IC37820: Advanced Communication in English in an Academic Context 1 and 2

IC27720 is a second year module and IC37820 is a third year module: The two modules are taught together, but depending on your year of study you will register for the year 2 or year 3 option. 

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

http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/modules/deptcurrent/?m=IC37820

The content and teamwork will be the same, but final individual assessment will vary for the two different years. 

  • Students must attend two seminars per week.
  • This schedule may be subject to changes in times, rooms and campus location.
    • Semester 1: Thursdays 14:10 - 15:50 and Fridays 11:10 - 12:50, both in IBERS 0.31
    • Semester 2: Classes and dates TBA

Written Communications in Management and Business

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:
      • Tuesdays 13:10 - 14:50, Hugh Owen D54
    • Semester 2:
      • Classes and dates TBA