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UNIVERSITATEA BABES-BOLYAI CLUJ-NAPOCA FACULTATEA DE LITERE

CATEDRA DE LIMBI MODERNE PENTRU STUDENTI NEFILOLOGI

ENGLISH COURSE
FOR STUDENTS IN PSYCHOLOGY SECOND YEAR, FIRST SEMESTER

CRISTINA FELEA

RODICA MEDAN

CLUJ-NAPOCA 2002

Course Description and Examination Requirements This is a course in academic reading and writing intended for second year students in Psychology (first semester). It builds on previously acquired knowledge regarding academic reading skills (including special and academic terminology/ vocabulary development) as well as on essential academic writing skills (note-taking, summary) as presented in the first year course packages. Attention will be given to practicing academic reading strategies. Special emphasis is put on academic writing (planning and organization). The course is intended to train the students in the techniques needed to succeed in studying their specific bibliography; it is also vital for a successful performance in the CLC (Certificate of Linguistic Competence) exam. Study requirements The course will be mostly based on individual study. Therefore, students are required to process the course units and solve all tasks included, which is a condition for being allowed to attend the in-class meetings and stand for the exam. Grades Your final grade for this course will be based both on your individual work and class participation. Therefore, each portion of your grade will be weighed as follows: original composition (essay) in-class written exam Total: grade 1+grade 2/ 2 grade 1: 1-10 grade 2: 1-10

Your grades range from 1 to 10. If you do not get a 5 in the written exam, you are to take an oral exam. However, if you are absent from both in-class meetings, your course is considered not to be completed, therefore you will have to repeat the course for credit. Individual project It is due on the date of the examination. It will consist of a written composition required during the present course. It must be typed (double spaced), and submitted in pocket folder.

STUDY PACKAGE CONTENTS

COURSE UNITS Improve Your Reading o Units 1 - 3 Improve Your Writing o Units 1 - 14

BIBLIOGRAPHY Geoffrey Leech - A Communicative Grammar of English, Longman, Edinburgh Gate, Essex 1993 Raymond Murphy - English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1991 Linda Davidoff Introduction to Psychology, McGraw-Hill, New York 1987 Peter Scott, Christopher Spencer Psychology. A Contemporary Introduction , Blackwell Publishers, Oxford 1998 Joseph Horvat, Stephen Davis Doing Psychological Research, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1998 On-line resources: http://www.abacon.com/psychsite/test.html http://www.helpyourselftherapy.com/relationships/r_qs.html http://www.rider.edu/users/suler/dreamworth.html http://www.apa.org/journals/xap/press_releases http://www.psycport.com