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ESL 105 ESL WRITING AND COMMUNICATION III

ESL 105Writing & Communication III

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  ESL 105 ESL Writing and Communication III

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 103/04 or placement

Co-requisites:  ESL 106           Concurrent Courses:  ESL 100, ESL 108, ESL 110 and ENG 108 (as needed)

Course Description: This is an advanced college-level writing course for students whose first language is not English.  The goal of this course is to produce clear and grammatically accurate writing and paraphrasing in anticipation of further college-level work.  Students will learn to write expository pieces and academic arguments with clear focus, sufficient support for main points, logical development of ideas, and appropriate introductions and conclusions.  This course is conducted in English.

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

  1. compose a clear and well-organized essay;
  2. summarize and paraphrase contemporary readings and periodicals from newspapers, magazines and college anthologies;
  3. use correct sentence structure/syntax, in order to avoid deep-structured (sentence structure) errors which severely affect communication, and correct most basic grammatical errors for clarity and accuracy;
  4. use an American English (ESL) dictionary as a tool for checking spelling, plural forms, verb forms, definitions, etc.; and
  5. present all finished work in appropriate academic format.