ESL 112 AMERICAN CULTURE & DIVERSITY
ESL 112 – American Culture and Diversity
Course Number & Name: ESL 112 American Culture and Diversity
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Placement through a writing exam and an oral interview
Co-requisites: ESL 105/106 Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize international students with basic aspects of mainstream US culture and history in preparation for college-level courses. The course engages students in discussions and writings on assigned readings. Students are encouraged to use academic language in classroom discussions and writings.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate knowledge of mainstream US cultural issues;
- utilize idiomatic expressions and phrases correctly; and
- demonstrate and discuss the role of non-verbal communication as it relates to cultural norms and differences.