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EUS1003 Reading and Critical Thinking 1

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022


In their discipline subjects university students need to appropriately understand academic academically and professionally advanced texts at the surface level and also think and reflect at a deeper level of language in order to fully engage with written discourse for a specific purpose. This course develops students' capacity to manage written information, think critically, and build knowledge in English from advanced texts, to meet the more complex demands of tertiary studies in nursing, laws, or research in both face to face and digital environments. It is benchmarked to either a score of at least 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) or the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1 level and also aims to enable students to prepare to meet future registration requirements of a range of professional disciplines and serves as a prerequisite for EUS1007 Reading and Critical Thinking 2.

In this course, activities in English have been organised for the development of advanced independent reading and critical thinking approaches, attitudes, and strategies, using a range of advanced academic texts, including text books, case studies, lecture notes, academic journals, and reports, in both hard copy and digital form.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Date printed 17 May 2022