Course Description

Course Name

Composition I

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
The course is designed to develop and improve students’ critical thinking skills, originality and ability to writein English across a variety of genres. The courseemphasizes: writing as process, audience awareness and appropriate stylistic choices, and the production of cohesive, coherently structured, concise and accurate texts. Students are introduced to academic research and citation formats.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the writing process: generating, researching and focusing ideas, outlining, drafting, revising and editing.
  • Understand the communicative aspects of writing, i.e., audience and context and how these effect vocabulary choice and tone.
  • Be familiar with the different academic genres their structures and content; for example, illustration, narration, and exposition.
  • Produce paragraphs and essays that conform to academic structure and content, having clear topic sentences and thesis statements, relevant supports and smooth transitions.
  • Display a firm grasp of mechanics of English spelling, punctuation and grammar, and academic conventions.
  • Recognise and apply proper citation formats.
  • Recognise and avoid all forms of plagiarism.

*Course content subject to change