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ESL 103 ESL WRITING AND COMMUNICATION II

ESL 103 – ESL Writing and Communication I

Course Outline

Course Number and Name: ESL 103 ESL Writing and Communication II

Credit hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture: 3.0        Lab: N/A              Other: N/A

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ESL 095 or placement

Co-requisites:  ESL 104                                                  Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is the second of two advanced college-level writing courses for students whose first language is not English. The goal of this course is to increase each student’s fluency in English, especially when it comes to reading and writing. Students in this course will read two novels written in authentic English, and write about and discuss them. Each student will complete a writing project over the course of the semester. This project will include finished pieces of writing that the student will have revised of content, grammar, spelling and punctuation. This course is conducted in English.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate proficiency in expository writing; to the extent possible, to include writing expository  pieces with a clear focus, sufficient support for that focus, logical development of ideas, and introduction  and conclusions.