English for Mathematics

Fall 2017 (3 credits)


Course Description

A one-semester, major-specific language course for all Mathematics students undertaking a final year Capstone Project. The course focuses on developing students’ ability to use effective and appropriate organizational structures, vocabulary, language and style in Mathematics Capstone Project reports and presentations. Prerequisite(s): LANG 2010


Intended Learning Outcomes

We hope that you enjoy the course and that your future studies benefit from the work you do over the next few months. The learning outcomes that you can expect to achieve are outlined below.

Graduate Attributes
By the end of this semester, you will be able to…
Competency-building
Report writing skills
  • write a coherent research report incorporating a clearly defined structure.
  • communicate the relevance of your project to other work in the field.
Presentation skills
  • deliver a well-structured scientific presentation.
  • deliver a presentation with effective use of voice control, use of visual aids and body language.
  • show awareness of ability to cater for an audience’s specific needs.
Language:
  • show awareness of differences between scientific written English and presentation-style spoken English
  • be able to use a range of words and expressions suitable for communicating your project in a written report and oral presentation
  • use clear, concise, coherent, cohesive language to write your report.
  • use engaging and effective language to present your project.
Critical thinking, reading and research skills:
  • understand the stages of a research project and how to reflect on them
  • be able to develop a research question/objective and design a research project
  • synthesize salient information from various sources for use in presentations and reports.
Life-long learning skills:
  • locate and use appropriate language materials, tools and resources in developing and maintaining the life-long communication skills.
  • be able to develop a research question/objective and design a research project
  • synthesize salient information from various sources for use in presentations and reports.
Leadership & Teamwork
  • work effectively in a team.
  • communicate productively with others in face-to-face discussions.
Vision & Orientation to the Future
  • locate and use appropriate language materials, tools and resources in developing and maintaining the life-long communication skills.