COORDINATED BY THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER
The following courses, taught in English, provide non-native speakers of English with the academic language skills necessary for mainstream classes. Course instruction focuses on communication and class discussion, which refine students’ understanding of spoken and written American English, thinking and culture. All courses are offered for degree credit.
Prior to their first semester, students are evaluated and placed in classes appropriate to their proficiency level.
EN 110 SPEAKING FOR SUCCESS (3)
Refines production of Standard American English and develops the confidence and skills necessary for class discussions and effective oral presentations.
EN 119 ADVANCED COMPOSITION 1 (3)
Refines essay writing and introduces strategies for writing about academic readings.
EN 120 ADVANCED COMPOSITION 2 (3)
Focuses on essential skills for writing research papers. Prerequisite: EN 119.
EN 124 ADVANCED GRAMMAR 1 (3)
Focuses on complex tenses and structures in oral and written communication.
EN 125 ADVANCED GRAMMAR 2 (3)
Refines spoken and written English by emphasizing the effective use of syntax, style, and advanced grammar.
EN/AN 140 CURRENT TOPICS IN AMERICAN CULTURE (3)
Enhances academic language skills and imparts knowledge of American culture along with the cultural relativistic perspective.
EN 217 AMERICAN LITERATURE FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS (3)
Reinforces communicative skills and cultural understanding while introducing representative works of American literature from Puritan culture to the present day. Prerequisite: EN 120 or EN 111.
BU 110 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION/NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS (3)
Offers a special section of Business Communication with additional attention to the linguistic needs of non-native speakers. A full course description is available in the Business Administration section.