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Course Descriptions
The Academic English Program offers the following courses:


English 102: Critical Reading & Writing

Develop and practice the reading, writing and critical thinking strategies needed for analyzing and responding to academic texts. Strengthen grammar, organization and vocabulary to improve accuracy and fluency in writing.
  • Counts toward undergraduate credit requirements for graduation.

English 103: Academic Writing from Sources

Develop and practice the reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies needed to create organized and correctly documented papers using academic sources. Learn how to critically read academic texts, develop research questions, make claims, determine the credibility of sources, and appropriately cite sources in your writing.
  • Counts toward undergraduate credit requirements for graduation.

English 104: Communication Strategies for the American Classroom

Develop the listening and speaking skills needed for active participation in university courses. Learn how to take effective notes, give presentations, and lead and participate in class discussions. Practice asking questions, sharing opinions, and expressing agreement and disagreement in the classroom.
  • Counts toward undergraduate credit requirements for graduation.

English 105: English for International Teaching Assistants

Enhance teaching effectiveness by strengthening language production skills, including pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary usage, and by developing skills needed for lesson planning, presenting, and interacting with students.