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Effective Fall 2016. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
ESL050 English for Beginners Credit Hours: 6.00
Introduction to the basics of English as a second language through an integrated skills approach: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Includes letters of the alphabet, basic pronunciation rules, day-to-day communication, foundational grammar, writing conventions, and study skills.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: For students with no previous knowledge of English.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL060CM Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English I Credit Hours: 4.00
High beginning-level communication for situations and tasks relevant to daily and academic life. Includes conversation about social and academic topics with communicative appropriateness and clarity. Also includes listening and speaking strategies and practice, basic vocabulary, study strategies, technology, and exploration of college resources.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with permission of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL060MT Beginning Writing Mechanics and Technology Credit Hours: 1.00
Instruction and practice using beginning techniques for writing in English. Includes standard format and handwriting, writing mechanics, and basic technology skills for language learning.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 060WG.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL060PR Pronunciation I Credit Hours: 2.00
Pronunciation and spelling for non-native English speakers at the basic level. Includes basic sound-symbol patterns and production of corresponding sounds, and the stress, rhythm and intonation to develop fluency in communication.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL Oral Communication course (CM).
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL060RV Reading & Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers of English I Credit Hours: 4.00
High beginning-level reading and vocabulary skills for non-native speakers of English.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with permission of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL060WG Writing and Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of English I Credit Hours: 4.00
High beginning-level writing and grammar skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes content-based units: verb tense and mood; sentence structure and parts of speech; sentence and paragraph writing; study strategies; and technology.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with permission of instructor.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070CM Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English II Credit Hours: 4.00
Intermediate-level communication skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes conversation about social and academic topics with increased proficiency and clarity; listening and speaking strategies and practice; vocabulary building skills; study strategies; technology; and increased awareness of college resources.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 060CM, 060RV, and 060WG with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070CU Survey of American Culture Credit Hours: 1.00
Intermediate-level course on American culture for ESL students. Includes readings on various American culture topics, and vocabulary development.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060RV with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details. May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070MT Intermediate Writing Mechanics and Technology Credit Hours: 1.00
Instruction and practice using intermediate techniques for writing in English. Includes standard formats, writing mechanics, and intermediate technology skills.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060WG with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 070WG.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL070PR Pronunciation II Credit Hours: 2.00
Pronunciation for non-native English speakers at the intermediate level. Includes word stress, sentence stress and rhythm, and intonation patterns.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060CM with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL Oral Communication course (CM).
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL070RV Reading and Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers of English II Credit Hours: 4.00
Low intermediate-level reading and vocabulary skills for non-native speakers of English.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 060RV, 060CM, and 060WG with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070WG Writing and Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of English II Credit Hours: 4.00
Intermediate-level academic writing and grammar skills. Includes content-based units: verb tense and mood; sentence structure; parts of speech; paragraph writing; study strategies; and technology.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 060WG, 060CM, and 06RV with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL079EI Institute for American English and Culture I Credit Hours: 1-15.00
Intermediate level English immersion program for non-English speaking international students. Includes English skills development in intermediate oral communication, writing, reading, and vocabulary; and exploration of cross-cultural issues.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Restricted registration. See an international advisor for further information. Extent of emphasis placed on specific activities and objectives in Program I will vary depending on audience and number of credits.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL080CM Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English III Credit Hours: 3.00
High intermediate-level communication skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes listening comprehension and retention, speaking and academic presentations, and communicative appropriateness.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 070CM and (ESL 060RV or ESL 070RV) and (ESL 060WG or ESL 070WG) with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL080CU Topics in American Culture Credit Hours: 1.00
Advanced-level course on American culture for ESL students. Includes readings on various American culture topics, and vocabulary development.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070RV with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details. May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL080MT Advanced Writing Mechanics and Technology Credit Hours: 1.00
Instruction and practice using advanced techniques for writing in English. Includes standard formats, writing mechanics, and advanced technology skills.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070WG with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 080WG or 085WG.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL080PR Pronunciation III Credit Hours: 2.00
Pronunciation for non-native English speakers at the advanced level. Includes word stress and vowel reduction, sentence stress and rhythm, and intonation and phrasing.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070CM with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL Oral Communication course (CM).
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL080RV Reading & Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers of English III Credit Hours: 4.00
High intermediate-level reading and vocabulary skills for non-native speakers of English.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 070RV and ESL 060CM and ESL 060WG with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL080WG Writing and Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of English III Credit Hours: 4.00
High intermediate-level academic writing and grammar skills. Includes content-based units: verb tense and mood; sentence structure; parts of speech; paragraph and essay writing; study strategies; and technology.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 070WG and (ESL 060RV or ESL 070RV) and (ESL 060CM or ESL 070CM) with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL085CM Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English IV Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced-level academic communication skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes listening comprehension and retention, speaking and oral presentations, communicative appropriateness, and critical thinking skills.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 080CM and ESL 070RV and ESL 070WG with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details. This course may be taken at the 085 or 088 level.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL085RV Reading and Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers of English IV Credit Hours: 4.00
Advanced-level reading and vocabulary skills for non-native speakers of English.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 080RV and ESL 070CM and ESL 070WG with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL085WG Writing and Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of English IV Credit Hours: 4.00
Advanced-level academic writing and grammar for non-native speakers of English. Includes content based units: verb tense and mood; sentence structure; parts of speech; essay writing; research; study strategies; and use of technology.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 080WG and ESL 070RV and ESL 070CM with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) and ESL Oral Communication course (CM) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL088RV Reading and Vocabulary for Non-Native Speakers of English V Credit Hours: 4.00
High advanced-level reading and vocabulary skills for non-native speakers of English.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 085RV and ESL 080CM and ESL 080WG with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL088TO Comprehensive TOEFL Preparation Credit Hours: 3.00
Comprehensive Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test preparation for ESL/EFL students. Includes introduction to the TOEFL and the test-taking strategies, skill review with intensive practice for all four test components: grammar, listening and speaking, Test of Written English (TWE), reading and vocabulary, and the TOEFL guidelines and procedures.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 085 with a C or better, or required score on the ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL088WG Writing and Grammar for Non-Native Speakers of English V Credit Hours: 4.00
High advanced-level academic writing and grammar for non-native speakers of English. Includes content based units: verb tense and mood; sentence structure; parts of speech; essay writing; research; study strategies; and technology.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 085WG and ESL080RV and ESL 080CM with a grade of C or better.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Oral Communication course (CM) and an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL089EI Institute for American English and Culture II Credit Hours: 1-15.00
Advanced level English immersion program for non-English speaking international students. Includes English skills development in advanced oral communication, writing, reading, and vocabulary; and exploration of cross-cultural issues.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Restricted registration. See an international advisor for further information. Extent of emphasis placed on specific activities and objectives in Program II will vary depending on audience and number of credits.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.