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Summer 2012

English Second Language Courses:

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ESL100 - Introduction to Composition and United States Culture
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: A course designed for English as A Second Language learners. Students who pass with a C or higher have developed mastery in grammar appropriate to specific academic purposes and in communication skills. Introduces American culture. Additional laboratory supported practice required weekly. Not open to students with credit in ENG100. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 091 or ESL 091 with a grade of C or higher, by TOEFL exam or by placement exam.

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ESL193 - Advanced ESL Listening and Speaking
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Establishes competencies in listening, speaking, note-taking and pronunciation for non-native speakers of English. Prepares students for academic activities across the curriculum. In order to receive a passing grade of A, B, or C a student must achieve a final average of 70% or higher. A final grade of F will be assigned for averages below 70%. Prerequisite: By placement test or permission of instructor.

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ESL290 - Introduction to American Cultures 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides an in-depth introduction to American cultures from historical and contemporary perspectives. Examines local and national history, American politics, science, technology, art, music, literature, film, video and other media. Expands students' vocabulary through writing, reading, and speaking. Includes service learning component. Prerequisite: Instructor permission only

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ESL291 - Intro to American Cultures 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Continues the study of American cultures from historical and contemporary perspectives. Expands exploration of local and national history, American politics, science, technology, art, music, literature, film, video and other media. Introduces American educational concepts and practices. Continues to build students' writing, reading, speaking and presentation skills. Includes service learning component. Prerequisite: ESL 290

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