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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL 015 (GWS) ESL Composition for American Academic Communication II (3) For undergraduate students who are intermediate/advanced level non-native speakers of English to develop strategies for reading and writing American academic discourse.

ESL 015 ESL/Composition for American Academic Communication II (3)

This course is for undergraduate students who are intermediate-advanced level non-native speakers of English. Students will become familiar with the various stages in the process of writing and develop strategies for reading and writing various models of American academic discourse. Overall, students will be able to use what they have learned in this course to participate successfully in academic reading and writing tasks throughout their university experiences in the United States. Students will participate in a variety of reading and writing tasks that will enable them to: (a) define the subject, purpose, audience, and appropriate organizational structure for written compositions; (b) revise and reshape their writing to improve ideas, organization, language use, vocabulary and mechanics; (c) identify and correct structural and grammatical errors within their written texts; (d) select sources, take notes, and acknowledge sources to support ideas, using the library to conduct library research; and, (e) become better writers in preparation for their college careers.

General Education: GWS
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher required inESL 004

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


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