Upon completion of the course, students are expected to:
• understand theories, complex notions and terms related to psychology as these are presented and analyzed in English academic textbooks and research articles
• become familiarized with advanced lexical and syntactic structures used in academic texts of the discipline of psychology
• become familiarized with the conventions of academic discourse in written texts of the discipline of psychology.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course “English II”, as a continuation of the course “English I”, aims at furthering students’ knowledge of the current trends of the discipline of psychology through the use of more advanced academic discourse found in textbooks and research articles. Branches of Psychology covered are: Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology. Through the texts used, students will develop skills leading to academic literacy so that students will be able to:
a. function in a broader academic community where English is a lingua franca and
b. acquire the language skills they will need to become members of the discourse community of psychologists as well as more general skills that are necessary for their professional development.