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Fall Semester

Educ 2301 English for Academic Writing (3 credits)
Students in this course build fluency and comfort writing academically. They work on summarizing, quoting, and using sources to develop an organized essay as well as practicing drafting and revising. The course prepares students for Writ 1120, College Writing.

Educ 1302 Topics in Academic Reading 1 (3 credits)

This course focuses on reading in a particular field (e.g. Human Diversity), building an academic context for language development. Students read, take notes, study terminology, develop ideas, and organize, extend, and articulate opinions about the readings through writing and discussion. This is intended to be a learning-community paired course for students in the MULTILINGUAL LEARNING COMMUNITY.

Educ 2302 Topics in Academic Reading II (3 credits)

Students read, take notes, study terminology, develop ideas, and organize, extend, and articulate opinions about the readings through writing and discussion. Course activities center around reading authentic college texts in from a variety of academic areas. This course is designated for international students.

Spring Semester

Educ 2304 Editing for Writers (2 credits)
This language course focuses on editing for grammatical accuracy and academic style. Students examine features of formal academic writing, review grammar, practice with a variety of sentence structures, and develop strategies for editing and proofreading. Can be taken concurrently with Writ. 1120. (This course is also available during Fall semester for those wishing to delay Writ 1120 until their second year.)

Educ 2303 Academic Interactions: Listening and Speaking in the College Classroom (2 credits)
This course covers advanced listening/speaking skills in the college classroom: lecture comprehension; language and strategies for negotiating group work, leading discussions, giving presentations, and other forms of class participation. Course includes orientation to U.S. classroom, campus life and student services.