Courses for Credit

ESL015  ESL Composition for American Academic Communication II

Fulfills first-year composition requirement. No pre-requisites.
This one-semester course is for undergraduate students who are second-language 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.
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.
This course may be used to satisfy the basic minimum requirements for graduation in any baccalaureate degree program.

ESL005   Writing Tutorial 

Must be taken in conjunction with ESL015.
This one-credit, one-semester tutorial is designed to support students who are enrolled in ESL015, the first-year writing course for international undergraduate students.  ESL005 helps students master the content and the associated skills taught in ESL015 including academic citation, grammar and word choice, and research skills.  Students meet regularly with a tutorial adviser for 40 minutes at least once a week throughout the semester. This course may not be used to satisfy the basic minimum requirements for graduation in any baccalaureate degree program.
Students may enroll in this course only if they are concurrently enrolled in ESL015; enrollment is limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, but may also take into consideration instructor recommendations and the number of seats available.

ESL 297 Special Topics: Academic English for University Study

Occasionally offered.
This is a general, integrated-skills English as a Second Language class which provides crucial language, communication, and study skill practice for students who are relatively new to the American university context. Topics are drawn from core liberal arts, humanities, and social science domains. Projects include oral presentations, written essays, and other college-level assignments. Orientation to American university practices and expectations is a central feature of the class.
Students meet regularly with a tutorial adviser for 40 minutes at least once a week throughout the semester. Tutoring is offered by students of the MA TESL program as part of their Field Experience requirement. This course may not be used to satisfy the basic minimum requirements for graduation in any baccalaureate degree program.
Students may enroll in this course only if they are concurrently enrolled in ESL015; enrollment is limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, but may also take into consideration instructor recommendations and the number of seats available.