COURSE CODE: FOUN 1105
COURSE TITLE: Scientific and Technical Writing
SEMESTER: 2
CREDITS: 3
PRE-REQUISITES:
  • CAPE Communication Studies Grade I or II
  • General Paper, Grade A or B ▪ CSEC General Proficiency, English Language Grade I
  • GCE/BGCSE English Language, Distinction (Grade A or I or II)
  • TOEFL (Paper Test Score 580+or Electronic Minimum writing score 22)
  •  An undergraduate degree from an English-speaking University
  • UWIDEC/Open Campus Language Skills and Communication (Grade B and above)
  • FDMU 0005 Preparatory Academic Writing 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
LEVEL: I
SEMESTER: II
COURSE CODE: FOUN 1105
COURSE TITLE: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL WRITING (Compulsory for all Faculty of Science & Technology and Faculty of Food and Agriculture students)
NUMBER OF CREDITS: 3
PRE-REQUISITES: LISTED ABOVE
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course examines specific tools that lead students of the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Food and Agriculture to develop competencies in technical and expository writing using formal, academic English. Fundamental aspects of the course are summary writing and paraphrasing, writing reviews of related literature, converting tabular information into continuous prose, and writing a formal expository essay. Developing research skills and applying the accurate documentation of courses are also emphasized. The entire course is underpinned by critical thinking skills and is specially designed to facilitate the transfer of written competencies to faculty courses read by undergraduate university students while paving the way for sound postgraduate academic writing.

ASSESSMENT:

Coursework 50%
Examination 50%

Students must pass BOTH coursework and final examination and have an overall mark of 50 or more, in order to qualify for an overall pass in the course.

This information was taken from the Faculty of Humanities and Education Faculty 2017/2018 Booklet- https://sta.uwi.edu/resources/documents/facultybooklets/HumanitiesUndergrad.pdf 

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