Aims/Description: This 'zero credit''module is designed to support students as they progress through semester 1 of their Digital Media and Society postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

Teaching Methods: The workshops will be taking place on a weekly basis in the autumn term and will be co-taught by the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC, for literacy support) and digital sociology teaching staff (for discipline-based skills). The sessions will cover seminar, reading and writing skills; and develop specific focus on sociological thinking and vocabulary, methodological writing and argumentation. The content of these sessions will be specifically aligned with the first assignments in the degree (LO1-LO3). In both semester 1 and semester 2, students will also be offered optional one-to-one tutorials with ELTC tutors to specifically address language-related issues they may be experiencing (LO3).
Assessment: attedance

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Sociological Studies):

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