Courses for Graduate and Post-Graduate Students


Due to the different expectations of different disciplines, our courses vary from department to department. However, the general aim of all courses is to help students to develop as writers within the academic community by raising awareness of, practicing and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts in English. During the course, students will:

  • Improve critical reading skills, enabling students to think and write more clearly and incisively
  • Identify the structural features of specific academic writing genres, relevant to each discipline
  • Refine writing processes through generating ideas, drafting, peer evaluation and individual writing consultations
  • Learn to take into consideration the expectations of one’s readership with regard to academic writing discourse
  • Effectively use the work of others in writing, including use of sources and citation methods
  • Expand and improve the students' ability to work independently by exploring new strategies for learning

The Center for Academic Writing’s courses are designed specifically for each discipline, including Economics, Environmental Sciences, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Nationalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy and Sociology.


Environmental Science and Policy

ENVS 5512 - Academic Writing, Eszter Timár, Vera Eliasova and Alan Watt

Department of Economics

ECON 5700 - Academic Writing, Thomas Rooney

ECON 5712 - Academic and Policy Paper Writing 1 (for 1st year students), Thomas Rooney and Vera Eliasova

ECON 5713 - Academic and Policy Paper Writing 2 (for 2nd year students), Vera Eliasova and Zsuzsanna Tóth

Department of Gender Studies

GENS 5130 - Academic Writing, Andrea Kirchknopf, Sanjay Kumar and Borbála Faragó

GENS 6009 - Advanced Academic Writing Seminar for PhD Students in Gender Studies, Andrea Kirchknopf

Department of History

LANG 5030 - Academic Writing I., Sanjay Kumar and Borbála Faragó

LANG 5039 - Academic Writing II - Sanjay Kumar, Borbála Faragó and Thomas Rooney

Department of International Relations and European Studies

INTR 5002 - Academic Writing for International Relations, Robin Bellers, Zsuzsanna Tóth and Vera Eliasova

Department of Legal Studies

LEGS 5000 - Thesis Writing Course

for Human Rights students, LLM Andrea Kirchknopf

for Human Rights students, MA Éva Ajkay-Nagy

for CCL students, Robin Bellers

for IBL students, David Ridout and Andrea Kirchknopf

Thesis Writing Course for 1st year SJD students, Sanjay Kumar

Thesis Writing Course for 2nd and 3rd year SJD students, Robin Bellers

Department of Medieval Studies

LANG 5035 - Introductory Academic Writing for Medievalists, Vera Eliasova

LANG 5037 - Academic Writing for Medievalists, Eszter Timár

LANG 5038 - Academic Writing for Cultural Heritage Studies, Eszter Timár

Nationalism Studies Program

LANG 5030 - Academic Writing for Nationalism Studies

for students of the one-year MA Program, Robin Bellers

for 1st year students of the two-year MA Program, Sanjay Kumar

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 5000 - Academic Writing, Thomas Rooney 

Department of Political Sciences

POLS 5015 - Academic Writing for Political Science, Robin Bellers, Zsuzsanna Tóth, Borbála Faragó, Éva Ajkay-Nagy

School of Public Policy

SOPP 5176 - Academic Writing for MA Students - Zsuzsanna Tóth, Borbála Faragó and Sanjay Kumar

SOPP 5103 - Academic Writing for MPA Students - Zsuzsanna Tóth and Vera Eliasova

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

SOCL 5000 - Academic Writing, Andrea Kirchknopf and David Ridout