This is an integrated reading and writing course that is designed to
equip students with skills in reading and writing in academic contexts,
literacy and research. The course covers topics such as reading for
academic purposes, reading for study purposes, comprehending long
passages and writing for academic purposes. The course culminates in
writing a term paper using the skills acquired on the course. Students
will be given term paper topics on science/environmental issues. At the
end of the course students are expected to be able to read critically in
academic contexts, work collaboratively in groups to develop, refine
and negotiate ideas, develop team work skills and use basic research and
internet skills to write in academic contexts.
GNS 101 is English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course; its purpose is to equip students with skills needed to learn and communicate in English as a Second Language, as a means of helping them study effectively in a university. The course content covers topics such as: Time Management, Study Skills, Scientific Word Formation and Parts of Speech, Listening and Lecture Comprehension, and Note-taking/Note-making.
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