Academic Skills

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Academic Skills

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Research, Research Methodology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    This course lays the foundations for your Academic and Research Skills. The focus is on searching and using relevant academic and non-academic sources, argumentation, academic writing in English including citing sources, and presenting and discussing the results. You are supposed to write an academic essay to demonstrate (the development of) your Academic and Research Skills.

    COURSE CONTENT
    The Academic Skills course is part of the Academic Core of the Economics and Business Economics program. The course is aimed at developing your general research skills. This is done on the basis of a current economic social debate. In a team you will write an academic essay that is based on an extensive analysis of arguments (pro and con).

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures
    Tutorials

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Written exam - Individual assessment
    Academic essay - Team assessment

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