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GE2401 - English for Science

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
Pre-requisite(s)
  • Grade D in HKAL Use of English or
  • Grade 4 in HKDSE or
  • Successful completion of English Academic Proficiency Courses (EL0220, EL0222, EL0223 and EL0225 - 6 credits) or English for Academic Purposes (EL0200 - 6 credits) or 
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (EL0200B – 3 credits) or
  • Grade B or above in English for Academic Purposes 1 (EL0200A – 3 credits)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19, Semester B 2018/19, Summer 2019
Semester A 2019/20 (Tentative), Semester B 2019/20 (Tentative), Summer 2020 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
 
Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with the necessary communicative competence to operate effectively in a range of scientific contexts. Students on the course will learn how to find and critically evaluate a range of texts related to their scientific investigation, and use appropriate English to present these texts. Students will take part in an English for science project, which involves an investigation of a scientific issue, and learn to present and interpret the results of this project as a scientific documentary for a non-specialist audience, and a scientific report for a specialist audience. Students will learn how to explore academic scientific texts using linguistic search tools, making discoveries that inform their use of English for scientific communication. Finally, students will have the opportunity to collectively reflect on their learning by engaging in online discussions related to key concepts of the course.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
 
Detailed Course Information

GE2401.pdf

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Department of English