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English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL 116G ESL Composition for Academic Disciplines (3) For international students at the graduate level to engage in scholarly activity in their academic disciplines.

ESL 116G ESL Composition for Academic Disciplines (3)

This course is designed for international students at the graduate level who are preparing to engage in scholarly activity in their academic disciplines. Through reading and writing selected rhetorical models of academic disclosure, students will be able to analyze and use the organizational structure of various models of academic texts. They will engage in contextualized language activities, which will enable them to match appropriate English linguistic forms to specific rhetorical purposes. Students will be expected to gather appropriate sources, organize information, and compose various models of academic essays and research papers. By the end of the course, students will be able to translate their research activities into written reports that conform to the expectations of the English-speaking academic community.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.