Courses Catalogue

Scholarly Writing And Publication Skills

COURSE CODE: UCC 9005
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Doctor of philosophy of development studies programme
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course covers key aspects in writing and publishing process of scholarly works including selecting titles, making outlines, drafting, reviewing and editing. The course also covers key types of academic writing and referencing styles including logical argumentation styles, descriptive or narrative styles, citation and referencing styles and presentation of statistics.

 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Write to internationally publishable scholarly standards;
  • Demonstrate knowledge on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it; and
  • Write their own thesis/dissertation to publishable standards and in the required KIU format

 

 

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to develop their ability to write to internationally publishable standards, avoid plagiarism when writing and also write publishable theses.