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TRA5103 - Advanced English Writing for Business and Law

Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45 hours
Prerequisites: Nil
Module Description
This module is designed to develop the English writing skills for writing and translating at Masters level. The main focus will be on the stylistic and rhetorical features employed in business and legal writing, with additional material including advertising, arts & media, cultural, finance, economics, trade & commercial, news & journalism, politics, and science topics, according to the interests of the students. The module explores the relationship between word origins, vocabulary, diction and genre to explain some of the peculiarities of business and legal English. It enables students to expand their vocabulary for business and legal purposes, to enhance their understanding of the characteristics of English, and to apply the skills gained in writing and translation tasks.