Modern Language Courses

Modern Language Courses

(GP) indicates that the course fulfills the Global Perspective Elective requirement in the General Education core.

LAN 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020, 3010, 3050 FOREIGN LANGUAGE (3 or 4 s.h.)

(GP) Sequential learning and acquisition of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding such foreign languages as Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. Offered upon sufficient demand and availability of an instructor on campus. Placement and prerequisites determined by the department chair. These courses are offered as needed.

LAN 2600 FOREIGN CULTURE (3 s.h.)

The history and civilization of a specific country or cultural area, such as Russia, the Far East, a section of Africa, or the Western hemisphere (the United States for international students), from its origins to the present, including the artistic heritage and the recent political situation. Instruction in English. Presupposes some knowledge of world geography and history. This course is offered as needed.

English as a Second Language Courses

ESL 09100, 0920 READING SKILLS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE I, II (3, 3 s.h.)

These courses emphasize vocabulary, comprehension, paraphrasing, and writing to annotate and summarize selected readings from a variety of academic disciplines. Attention is given to readings in all academic areas. These courses do not count toward graduation requirements or the awarding of honors. ESL 09100 and ESL 0920 are offered as needed.

ESL 0960, 0970 WRITING SKILLS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE I, II (3, 3 s.h.)

Students will learn basic composition skills for writing genres within various academic disciplines. Attention will be given to all levels of composition including sentence structure, punctuation, grammar and discourse level structures. These courses do not count toward graduation requirements or the awarding of honors. ESL 0960 is offered in the fall semester; ESL 0970 is offered in the spring semester.

ESL 1210, 1220 ENGLISH CONVERSATION I, II (3, 3 s.h.)

These courses emphasize spoken vocabulary, American idioms, pronunciation, grammar, fluency in speaking, and understanding the English language and its cultural implications. ESL 1210 is offered in the fall semester; ESL 1220 is offered in the spring semester.

ESL 2070 REVIEWING ENGLISH (3 s.h.)

This class is a combination of reading, writing, and conversation for foreign-born students whose SAT, ACT, TOEFL or English Placement Test scores indicate a weakness in the English language. This course is pass/fail and is offered as needed.

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