Academic Writing and Critical Reading: Approaches to Literature

Course Code

AWCR 1004

Academic Year


This course is a requirement of the UNB-Humber Collaborative Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program. It has a two-fold purpose: to reinforce students' academic writing skills, with emphasis on exposition, analysis, and argumentation, and to develop critical reading and thinking skills through analyzing various forms of literature. Emphasis will be placed on writing clearly and correctly in order to express students' understanding of the themes and structures of the required readings for the course, which fall into at least two of three genres: fiction, poetry, and drama. This understanding will frequently be related to the students other courses and to the field of nursing.