Courses for Undergraduate, 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 Cultural Heritage, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, Legal Studies, Nationalism, Network Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy and Sociology.


Environmental Science and Policy


ENVS 5059 - Academic Writing, Robin Bellers, Vera Eliasova, Judit Minczinger, Zsuzsanna Tóth

Department of Economics


ECBS 5044 - Academic Writing MA Econ 1st year, Andrea Kirchknopf and Zsuzsanna Tóth

ECBS 57042 - Academic and Policy Paper Writing EconPol 1st year, Éva Ajkay-Nagy and Ágnes Diós-Tóth

ECBS043 - Academic and Policy Paper Writing EconPol 2nd year, Vera Eliasova, Judit Minczinger

Department of Gender Studies


GENS 5041 - Academic Writing, on-site Borbála Faragó, Sanjay Kumar and David Ridout


GENS 6021 - Advanced Academic Writing Seminar for PhD Students in Gender Studies, Andrea Kirchknopf

Department of History


CAW 5020 - Academic Writing for History Graduate Students, for one-year MA students - Borbála Faragó and Judit Minczinger

CAW 5040 Academic Writing I (on-site), for one-year MA students - Robin Bellers

CAW 5036 Introductory Academic Writing for Historians (online), for 1st year students of the two.year MA program, Borbála Faragó 


CAW 5039 Academic Writing II (on-site), Sanjay Kumar

CAW 5041 Academic Writing II for 1year MA (online), Robin Bellers and Ágnes Diós-Tóth

Department of International Relations and European Studies


INTR 5445 - Academic Writing for International Relations for one-year MA students (part I), Robin Bellers, Zsuzsanna Tóth and Vera Eliasova

INTR 5451 - Academic Writing for International Relations for two-year MA students (part I),  Robin Bellers, Zsuzsanna Tóth and Vera Eliasova


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

INTR 5445 - Academic Writing for International Relations for one-year MA students (part II), Éva Ajkay-Nagy

Department of Legal Studies

LEGS 5000 - Thesis Writing Course

for Human Rights students, LLM, for Human Rights students, MA, for CCL students, Éva Ajkay-Nagy

for IBL students, David Ridout and Andrea Kirchknopf

Thesis Writing Course for 1st year SJD students, Robin Bellers

Thesis Writing Course for 2nd and 3rd year SJD students, Thomas Rooney

Department of Medieval Studies

CAW 5037 - Academic Writing for Graduate Students of Medieval Studies, two-year MA Students - Vera Eliasova

CAW 5035 - Academic Writing for Graduate Students of Medieval Studies, one-year MA Students - Andrea Kirchknopf

CAW 5038 - Academic Writing for Cultural Heritage Studies, Ágnes Diós-Tóth

Nationalism Studies Program

LANG 5030 - Academic Writing for Nationalism Studies

for students of the one-year MA Program, Andrea Kirchknopf

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