htw saar QR-encoded URL
Back to Main Page Choose Module Version:
emphasize objectives XML-Code


Academic Reading and Writing

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Academic Reading and Writing
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IBB-260
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for ‹bung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Academic paper

[updated 26.01.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

IBB-260 (P420-0228) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld
Corinna Huth

[updated 06.03.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
●        be familiar with the essential rules of academic writing
        (e.g., citation techniques, the issue of plagiarism, information research,
●        be able to actively use relevant academic resources,
●        be able to make good use of written texts, i.e. by reading academic papers, to improve their academic English,
●        be able to apply relevant content criteria for evaluating academic,
●        be able to brainstorm facts and ideas, group them systematically and structure academic papers,
●        be aware of and actively use the relevant rules of English academic writing,
●        have improved their own academic writing skills,
●        be able to write an academic paper of their own.
While doing so, students improved their ability to self-directed learning, self-reflection, and self-discipline.

[updated 06.03.2020]
Module content:
Consideration of two language skills (reading and writing)
Orientation to studentsí academic reality
Academic vocabulary, relevant grammar and formulaic expressions to be used in studentsí own academic writing
Relevant academic texts (e.g. abstracts, summaries of articles, book reviews, papers) to be used as learning materials and models
Academic techniques

[updated 27.01.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Presentations by the instructor
Group discussions
Group and partner work
Multimedia language lab activities
Presentations by students
Online resources

[updated 27.01.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
A detailed reading list will be provided at the start of the semester.

[updated 11.02.2020]
[Sun May 19 11:19:40 CEST 2024, CKEY=iaw, BKEY=ibw4, CID=IBB-260, LANGUAGE=en, DATE=19.05.2024]