University English I

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCLA1008 LC (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCLA1008 aims to enhance students’ English language skills in critical reading and listening as well as academic writing.

This course strengthens students’ ability to:

(i) read academic discourse by engaging in the analysis of the rhetorical and linguistic features used in academic writing;

(ii) respond critically to ideas through examining and evaluating evidence and arguments;

(iii) write coherent and structured academic essays by developing core transferable skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing;

(iv) understand extended academic discourse by employing cognitive and metacognitive lecture comprehension strategies;

(v) use reflection and self-assessment to become a more independent and competent reader, listener and writer.

What do the students say about this course?

The course instructor was very nice and friendly.

Year 2 student from SCI


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.