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Summer 2007


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



ELC 041   ESL: Writing and Grammar for Academic                   3 credits
          Purposes                                          
This course is designed for high-intermediate English students to develop academic writing skills. Students in this class will learn to write successful papers through outlining ideas, writing first drafts, peer editing and revising. Students progress from writing well-formed paragraphs to longer essays with clear topic sentences, appropriate support materials and logical conclusions. Students will also learn about the different styles of academic writing, including the use of references and citations. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0106] 8010 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/20/2007             BEARDSLEY, C
            MW.........9:00am-11:20am (MP  102)


ELC 042   ESL: Reading and Vocabulary Development                 3 credits
          for Academic Purposes                             
This course is designed for high-intermediate English students to improve reading comprehension and general language skills. Students will develop advanced comprehension skills, understand figurative language and recognize a writer’s intent. Texts include fiction and non-fiction materials, emphasizing reading for both information and pleasure. Students are encouraged to participate in discussions and prepare presentations for the class. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0107] 8010 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/20/2007             BEARDSLEY, C
            TuTh.......9:00am-11:20am (PHYS107)


ELC 043   ESL: Speaking and Listening for Academic                3 credits
          Purposes                                          
Assuming that the students entering this course have familiarity with the basic concepts of spoken English, this course develops discussion skills, note-taking, listening for a specific purpose, and the protocol and delivery of prepared speeches. Students are assisted with discrete pronunciation issues, intonation, register and appropriate vocabulary. Students are also introduced to conversation patterns, non-verbal language and idioms that are common in the United States.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0108] 8010 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/20/2007             EDMONDS, L
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 3:20pm (TBA)


ELC 051   ESL: Advanced Writing and Grammar for                   3 credits
          Academic Purposes                                 
Online Course - This course gives students a preliminary opportunity to produce the advanced writing necessary for academic written communications. Grammar within the context of the writing process is emphasized, and grammatical/mechanical problems common to advanced learners are addressed. Writers move from personal, expressive writing to informative and persuasive writing. Students develop the writing skills necessary for analysis, presentation of research topics and argumentation.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0109] 8030 Meets 05/29/2007 - 08/17/2007             SIMS, D
            TBA                       (WEB ...)


ELC 052   ESL: Advanced Reading and Vocabulary                    3 credits
          Development for Academic Purposes                 
Students further develop critical reading skills that isolate major and minor points, types of support, fact and opinion, cohesive devices and vocabulary analysis. Source material includes articles, long nonfiction writing, data presentations and additional contemporary materials. Vocabulary is also developed by synonym study, context and word components of stem plus affixes, and critical thinking exercises. Discussion is emphasized.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0110] 8010 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/20/2007             SIMS, D
            MW.........9:00am-11:20am (ACIV464)


ELC 053   ESL: Advanced Speaking and Listening for                3 credits
          Academic Purposes                                 
The emphasis of this course is on note-taking, listening, discussion, and various modes of presentation and classroom interaction. Students listen to and discuss oral presentations of contemporary and academic topics and issues. They also attend academic lectures and campus activities. Idioms and vocabulary register are emphasized for understanding and appropriateness. Presentations are both prepared and impromptu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0111] 8010 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/20/2007             EDMONDS, L
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 3:20pm (PHYS107)


ELC 054   ESL: Cross-Cultural Communication and                   3 credits
          University Life                                   
This course is designed to assist international students in adapting to the culture of an American university campus. Students will have the opportunity to improve their intercultural communication skills and learn about cultural diversity in the United States. Language and study skills are reinforced by readings, discussions, presentations and written assignments involving current issues and different cultural perspectives. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0112] 8010 Meets 05/29/2007 - 07/20/2007             CHASE, J
            MW.........1:00pm- 3:20pm (ACIV207)


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