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Effective Fall 2015. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
ESL050GR Grammar for Beginners Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of grammar with a focus on English in everyday life. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, and parts of speech.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 050 is highly recommended.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL060CN Conversation I Credit Hours: 3.00
Beginning-level conversational skills for situations and tasks relevant to daily life, social interactions, and personal interests. Includes conversing about a range of topics with communicative appropriateness, basic vocabulary and language functions, and exploration of college resources.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL060CU Introduction to American Culture Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic-level integrated skills course on American culture for ESL students. Includes cultural adjustment, various topics on American culture, and basic English language skills development.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on 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.
 
ESL060GR Grammar for Writing I Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of grammar with a focus on English in everyday life. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, and parts of speech.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 060 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL060PR Pronunciation I Credit Hours: 3.00
Pronunciation and spelling for non-native English at the introductory and basic levels. Includes an introduction to pronunciation improvement, basic sound-symbol patterns and production of corresponding sounds, stress, rhythm, and intonation, and fluency within communicative contexts.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline 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: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current 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: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL060 Rdg, Wrtg & Communication for Non-Native Speakers of Eng I Credit Hours: 6.00
High beginning-level, integrated academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes content-based units: grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking, study skills, and technology.
Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL070CN Conversation II Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate-level conversational skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes conversing about a variety of topics with increased proficiency and communicative appropriateness, vocabulary building skills, range of language functions, and increased awareness of college resources.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 or higher 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070CT Computer Technology to Develop English Skills Credit Hours: 3.00
Instruction and practice using computer technology to enhance English skill development. Includes computer operation and applications, oral and written English communication skills, and application of technological skills to enhance personal English development. Also includes utilizing ESL software, ESL websites and the World Wide Web.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 or higher 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070CU Survey of American Culture Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate-level course on American culture for ESL students. Includes an introduction to a variety of topics in American culture through readings, video and audio clips, and English language skills development.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ESL 060 or higher with a grade of 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.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL070GR Grammar for Writing II Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate level grammar with focus on English in everyday life. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, and parts of speech.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 070 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL070JB English on the Job Credit Hours: 3.00
General workplace communication skills for intermediate ESL students. Includes job search skills, communication with supervisors and co-workers, expectations and culture in the American workplace, employee rights and responsibilities, and problem-solving strategies.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 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.
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: 3.00
Pronunciation for non-native English speakers at the intermediate level. Includes introduction to pronunciation improvement, use of pronunciation keys and symbols, suprasegmentals, and increasing fluency within communicative contexts.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 or higher 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline 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: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current 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: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL070 Rdg, Wrtg & Communication for Non-Native Speakers of Eng II Credit Hours: 6.00
Intermediate-level, integrated academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes content-based units: grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking, study skills, and technology.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 060 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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: 4.00
High intermediate-level communication skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes conversation about academic and social topics with increased proficiency and clarity, listening and speaking strategies, vocabulary, non-verbal communication, critical thinking skills, study strategies, and technology use.
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, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL080CN Conversation III Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced-level conversational skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes conversational conventions, vocabulary, critical thinking skills, language functions, and non-verbal communication.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 or higher 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL080CU American English and Culture through Film Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate-level study of American English and culture through film. Includes exploration of American cultural values and icons. Also includes an emphasis on the development of listening comprehension skills, speaking, and writing.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 or higher 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL080GR Grammar for Writing III Credit Hours: 3.00
Intermediate level grammar with a focus on English in everyday life. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure and parts of speech.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 080 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL080PR Pronunciation III Credit Hours: 3.00
Pronunciation for non-native English speakers at the advanced level. Includes strategies for continued pronunciation improvement, use of pronunciation keys and symbols, suprasegmentals, and increased fluency within communicative contexts.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 or higher 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline 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, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current 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, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL080 Rdg, Wrtg & Communication for Non-Native Speakers of Eng III Credit Hours: 6.00
High intermediate-level, integrated academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes content-based units: grammatical structures, reading, writing, listening and speaking, study skills, and technology.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 070 with a C or better or required score of ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Prerequisite(s) 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: 4.00
Advanced-level academic communication skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes conversation and formal discussion on a variety of academic topics, academic listening and speaking strategies and practice, presentation skills, academic vocabulary development, study strategies and use of technology.
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, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL085CU Exploring American Film Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced English language skills development through exploration of topics on American film. Includes analysis and discussion of genres and artistic elements of popular American films. Also includes an emphasis on development of listening comprehension skills, speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 080 or higher with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, 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.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL085GR Grammar for Writing IV Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced level grammar with a focus on written English in academic contexts. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, parts of speech and other structures.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 080 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 085 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.
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, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current 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, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL085 Rdg, Wrtg & Communication for Non-Native Speakers of Eng IV Credit Hours: 6.00
High intermediate-level, integrated academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes content-based units: grammar, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and general skills.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 080 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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
ESL088GR Grammar for Writing V Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced level grammar with a focus on written English in academic contexts. Includes verb tense and mood, sentence structure, structural analysis and other structures.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 085 with a C or better, or required score on ESL assessment test.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 088 is highly recommended.
Information: Prerequisite(s) 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, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current 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, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
ESL088 Rdg, Wrtg & Communication for Non-Native Speakers of Eng V Credit Hours: 6.00
Advanced-level, integrated academic skills for non-native speakers of English. Includes content-based units: grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking, study skills, and technology.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 085 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.
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: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.