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English for Academic Purposes

Course Descriptions

EAP 090: Grammar for College Success

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

College preparatory course work in grammar for nonnative English speakers. Prerequisite(s): LEOP/SLEP Placement into EAP.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Practice analyzing the function and location of word forms and verb forms at the developmental level.  [REASON] 
  2. Apply knowledge of verb tenses in preparation for college-level reading and writing.  [REASON] 
  3. Recognize and demonstrate correct sentence structure at the developmental level.  [REASON] 
  4. Synthesize and increase passive academic vocabulary to improve reading comprehension.  [REASON] 

EAP 094: Pronunciation

Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

Instruction to improve pronunciation by working with the recognition and production of English vowels and consonants, basic stress and intonation patterns and common reductions found in natural, relaxed speech.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Develop a self-monitor for pronunciation in order to be understood.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Apply strategies to modify pronunciation in order to be understood.  [COMMUNICATE] 

EAP 097: Reading and Writing for College English I

Credits: 5.0

Useful for nonnative English speakers who need to further language skills, especially in reading and writing. Reading is at a pre-college level. Vocabulary expansion, practical writing tasks and a focus on grammar enhance student potential for success. EAP 097 is an option for students who have a permit for EAP 098.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of developmental reading material by employing reading strategies and summarizing.  [REASON] 
  2. Synthesize and paraphrase developmental reading material into summary and short answers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Practice ability to analyze, revise, and edit student-produced writing.  [REASON] 
  4. Apply an increase in active academic vocabulary in writing and passive academic vocabulary in reading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Practice and demonstrate effective group interaction skills as they apply to written and oral communication.  [ACT] 
  6. Employ college success strategies by identifying, understanding and following basic directions.  [ACT] 
  7. Compare the diversity of cultures.  [EXPLORE] 
  8. Use campus resources to develop personal, academic, and career goals.  [COMMUNICATE] 

EAP 098: Interactions in English

Credits: Maximum of 10.0 possible

Useful for nonnative speakers who need to further language skills, especially in reading and writing. Vocabulary expansion, practical writing tasks and a focus on grammar enhance student potential for success. Note: Students must show their permits or placement test results to their instructor on the first day of class. Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit or test results.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of developmental reading material by employing reading strategies and summarizing.  [REASON] 
  2. Synthesize and paraphrase developmental reading material into summary and short answers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Practice ability to analyze, revise, and edit student-produced writing.  [REASON] 
  4. Apply an increase in active academic vocabulary in writing and passive academic vocabulary in reading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Practice and demonstrate effective group interaction skills as they apply to written and oral communication.  [ACT] 
  6. Employ college success strategies by identifying, understanding and following basic directions.  [ACT] 
  7. Compare the diversity of cultures.  [EXPLORE] 
  8. Use campus resources to develop personal, academic, and career goals.  [COMMUNICATE] 

EAP 099: Reading and Writing for College English II

Credits: 5.0

For nonnative English speakers who need communication skills and college success strategies to begin college courses with confidence. Students will be assessed on college-level reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Students can take EAP 99 for 5 credits and EAP 101 for 5 credits instead of EAP 100 for 10 credits.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of college-level reading material by employing reading strategies and summarizing.  [REASON] 
  2. Synthesize and paraphrase college-level reading material into summary and short answers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Demonstrate ability to analyze, revise, and edit student-produced writing.  [REASON] 
  4. Illustrate an increase in active academic vocabulary in writing and passive academic vocabulary in reading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Practice effective group interaction skills as they apply to written and oral communication.  [ACT] 
  6. Employ college success strategies by understanding and following directions.  [ACT] 
  7. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Compare the diversity of cultures.  [EXPLORE] 

EAP 100: Communication for College

Credits: 10.0

For nonnative English speakers who need communication skills and college success strategies to begin college courses with confidence. Students will be assessed on college-level reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit or test results.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of college-level reading material by employing reading strategies and summarizing.  [REASON] 
  2. Synthesize and paraphrase college-level reading material into summary and short answers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Demonstrate ability to analyze, revise, and edit student-produced writing.  [REASON] 
  4. Illustrate an increase in active academic vocabulary in writing and passive academic vocabulary in reading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Practice effective group interaction skills as they apply to written and oral communication.  [ACT] 
  6. Employ college success strategies by understanding and following directions.  [ACT] 
  7. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Compare the diversity of cultures.  [EXPLORE] 

EAP 101: College Reading and Writing

Credits: 5.0

For nonnative speakers of English in college courses who need stronger skills to succeed. On-line EAP 101 includes reading, vocabulary, summary-writing, grammar and group discussion. EAP 101 is an option for students who have a permit in EAP 100.. Prerequisite(s): Permit or EAP 098

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of college-level reading material by employing reading strategies and summarizing.  [REASON] 
  2. Synthesize and paraphrase college-level reading material into summary and short answers.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Demonstrate ability to analyze, revise, and edit student-produced writing.  [REASON] 
  4. Illustrate an increase in active academic vocabulary in writing and passive academic vocabulary in reading.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  5. Practice effective group interaction skills as they apply to written and oral communication.  [ACT] 
  6. Employ college success strategies by understanding and following directions.  [ACT] 
  7. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  8. Compare the diversity of cultures.  [EXPLORE] 

EAP 102: Reading/Grammar for College Success

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Improve college-level skills in reading and/or grammar for nonnative English speakers. Prerequisite(s): EAP 100 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of college-level reading material by employing reading strategies.  [REASON] 
  2. Practice analyzing the function and location of word forms and verb forms at the college level.  [REASON] 
  3. Apply knowledge of verb tenses in college-level reading and writing.  [REASON] 
  4. Recognize and demonstrate correct sentence structure at the college level.  [REASON] 
  5. Synthesize and increase passive academic vocabulary to read at college level.  [REASON] 

EAP 103: Reading/Grammar for College Success

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Continue improving and developing college-level skills in reading and/or grammar for nonnative English speakers. Prerequisite(s): EAP 100 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of college-level reading material by employing reading strategies.  [REASON] 
  2. Practice analyzing the function and location of word forms and verb forms at the college level.  [REASON] 
  3. Apply knowledge of verb tenses in college-level reading and writing.  [REASON] 
  4. Recognize and demonstrate correct sentence structure at the college level.  [REASON] 
  5. Synthesize and increase passive academic vocabulary to read at college level.  [REASON] 

EAP 104: Oral Communication: Academic and Workplace

Credits: 3.0

Learn oral communication skills for the classroom and workplace, including conversation, pronunciation, presentation, pronunciation, and group interaction skills. Prerequisite(s): Placement in EAP 100 or above.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Employ English conversation strategies to interact in paired and small group discussions in business and academic settings.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Demonstrate awareness of cultural influences on oral communication.  [EXPLORE] 
  3. Develop a self-monitor for pronunciation in order to be understood.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Apply strategies to modify pronunciation in order to be understood.  [COMMUNICATE] 

EAP 106: Word Forms for College Success

Credits: Maximum of 2.0 possible

A four-week class for nonnative English speakers who need to improve their use of word forms in order to succeed in college-level writing. Prerequisite(s): EAP 100.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding of nouns in relation to the function of different parts of speech in English.  [REASON] 
  2. Reduce word form errors in college-level writing.  [COMMUNICATE] 

EAP 108: Verbs for College Success

Credits: Maximum of 3.0 possible

A six-week class for nonnative English speakers who need to improve their use of verbs in writing in order to succeed in college-level writing. Prerequisite(s): EAP 100.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate understanding of verbs in relation to the function of different parts of speech in English.  [REASON] 
  2. Reduce verb form errors in college-level writing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  3. Utilize a wider verb vocabulary to strengthen their writing.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Analyzing verbs used in assessment directions in order to respond accurately.  [REASON] 

EAP 121: Composition for College

Credits: 5.0

For nonnative English speakers planning to take college English courses or classes requiring extensive writing: the focus is on essay form and organization, advanced grammar and collaborative learning. Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit or test results.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Utilize targeted steps to develop a writing process and produce basic essays.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Employ American rhetorical strategies when writing college-level essays.  [REASON] 
  3. Practice editing strategies to reduce ESL sentence-level errors.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  4. Analyze reader input for revision purposes.  [ACT] 
  5. Compare the diversity of cultures.  [EXPLORE] 

EAP 131: College Editing

Credits: 5.0

Provides nonnative speakers of English with class and individual work to improve sentence-level grammar within a paragraph. Students keep records of their errors, focus on their grammar needs and work on variety and accuracy of sentence structures. Prerequisite(s): Placement by permit or test results.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify and correct students' individual patterns of ESL sentence-level errors.  [COMMUNICATE] 
  2. Apply editing strategies.  [REASON] 
  3. Understand and incorporate grammatical constructs.  [REASON] 
  4. Compare diversity of cultures.  [EXPLORE]