ESL Courses

ESL001 - Intensive Summer English Program (0 cr.)

Six-week intensive English language program for speakers of other languages. Program will provide instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing English. All levels of existing English language proficiency are accommodated. (Summer).

ESL090 - Writing: Developing Paragraphs (3 cr.)

Writing course to help students develop sentences and paragraphs for academic writing. Focus is on organization, grammar, vocabulary, and mechanics. ESL090 credit counts toward semester credit load but does not count toward the credits or grade point average required for graduation. (Spring & Fall). Prerequisite: appropriate TOEFL or placement test score.

ESL092 - Grammar Editing for Speakers of Other Languages (3 cr.)

Intermediate-level grammar practice. Focuses on verb tenses, noun phrases and clauses, articles, prepositions, and punctuation. Students practice editing their own writing work. Note: ESL092 credit counts toward semester credit load but does not count toward the credits or grade point average required for graduation. (Fall). Prerequisite: appropriate TOEFL or placement test score.

ESL094 - Listening Comprehension for Speakers (3 cr.)

Extensive listening practice and development of listening skills enabling students to better understand academic lectures and more efficiently take notes. ESL094 credit counts toward semester credit load but does not count toward the credits or grade point average required for graduation. (Spring & Fall).

ESL096 - Conversational English for Speakers of Other Languages (3 to 4 cr.)

Extensive listening and speaking practice will help students participate in a meaningful manner in the oral/aural communication of university and professional life. Note: ESL096 credit counts toward semester credit load but does not count toward the credits or grade point average required for graduation. (Spring & Fall). Prerequisites: appropriate TOEFL or placement test score.

ESL098 - Reading English for Speakers of Other Languages (3 cr.)

The development of reading skills and vocabulary will prepare students to read textbooks with greater comprehension and efficiency without translating into their own languages. Students are also introduced to concepts important to American culture. Note: ESL098 credit counts toward semester credit load but does not count toward the credits or grade point average required for graduation. (Spring & Fall). Prerequisites: appropriate TOEFL or placement test score.

ESL102 - Advanced Grammar Editing (3 cr.)

Continuation of ESL092 for students who need additional practice with grammar and in editing their own written work. (Spring & Fall). Prerequisite: ESL092 or appropriate TOEFL or placement tests.

ESL104 - Advanced Listening (3 cr.)

Advanced level listening practice and development of listening skills enables students to better understand academic lectures and more efficiently take notes. Listening practice in other styles such as news broadcast, informal conversational English. (Spring & Fall). Prerequisites: ESL094 or appropriate TOEFL or placement test score.

ESL106 - Advanced Conversational English (3 cr.)

Extensive practice in academic speaking and listening and communication skills. Preparation of students for successful communication in and out of class with their professors and fellow students. Discussion of concepts important to American culture. (Spring & Fall). Prerequisite: ESL096 or appropriate TOEFL or placement test score.

ESL107 - Advanced Pronunciation (1 cr.)

A lecture/workshop to improve the pronunciation of non-native speaking students. The course will also increase students' ability to pronounce the phonemes of English. The course also addresses the stress, intonation and rhythm of formal and informal spoken English. It is suitable for students who are enrolled in both intermediate and advanced-level ESL courses. Course may be repeated up to two (2) times. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts.

ESL108 - Advanced Reading (3 cr.)

Extensive reading of material at the college level including excerpts from university textbooks. Extensive practice of academic reading and study skills. Discussion of concepts important to American culture. (Spring & Fall). Prerequisite: ESL098 or appropriate TOEFL or placement test score.

ESL109 - Advanced Vocabulary Skills (1 cr.)

A lecture/workshop to increase, broaden and expand the vocabulary of non-native speaking students in preparation for academic reading and writing. The course will also increase students' knowledge of informal American English, e.g., idioms, collocations, etc. The course addresses all four communicative skills. It is suitable for students who are enrolled in advanced-level ESL courses or who have a high level of proficiency in English. Course may be repeated up to two (2) times. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts.

ESL120 - Academic Study Skills (1 cr.)

This course will be linked to a selected Arts and Science General Education course. It is designed to help students comprehend the concepts and key vocabulary of the selected course, e.g., HIS102. Students will get assistance in comprehending the lectures and the assigned readings, in preparing written assignments, and with the strategies for taking quizzes and exams. This course is suitable for students who have completed advanced-level ESL courses or who have a high level of proficiency in English. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: completion of ESL102, ESL104, ESL106, and ESL108, or a high level of proficiency in English (76 on the Internet-based TOEFL).

ESL496 - Instructional Practicum (1 to 3 cr.)

Supervised tutoring or classroom instructional assistance in the Learning Center or an ESL course. A contract specifying each student's duties, approved by the program coordinator, will be on file in the program office. Can be repeated to a maximum of six credits. (Fall & Spring). Prerequisite: permission of program coordinator.

ESL499 - English as a Second Language Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Spring).

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Alphabetical Listing of Curriculum Descriptions by Course Subject

A

  • Africana Studies = AAS
  • Accounting = ACC
  • Anthropology = ANT
  • Arabic = ARA
  • Art = ART
  • Asian Studies = ASI
  • Astronomy = AST

B

  • Biology = BIO
  • Business = BUS

C

  • Canadian Studies = CAS
  • Communications Disorders & Sciences = CDS
  • Consumer Economics Management = CEM
  • Chemistry = CHE
  • Counseling = CLG
  • Career Life Planning = CLP
  • Communication Studies = CMM
  • Computer Science = CSC
  • Criminal Justice = CRI

E

  • Economics = ECO
  • Education = EDU
  • Education - Administration = EDA
  • Education - Mathematics = EDM
  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
  • Environmental Science = ENV
  • English as a Second Language = ESL
  • Expeditionary Studies = EXP

F

  • Finance = FIN
  • Foreign Languages & Literature = FLL
  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX

G

  • Geography = GEG
  • Gender & Women's Studies = GWS
  • Geology = GEL
  • German = GER

H

  • Health Education = HED
  • History = HIS
  • Honors = HON
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management = HRT
  • Human Development and Family Relations = HDF

I

  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA

J

  • Journalism = JOU

L

  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN

M

  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS

N

  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI

P

  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY

R

  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS

S

  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK

T

  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR