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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

November 9, 2006

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Teri Doerksen, G04C Belknap Hall, ext. 4588.

Curricular Action Notice: English as a Second Language (ESL) – revision

At the request of the Registrar’s office, the ESL courses that are being proposed will have an ESL prefix rather than an ESL prefix. This will avoid confusion, meet the PASSHE reporting requirements, and assure consistency in the program. The proposal is the same except for the prefix changes:

Course change request: ESL 0045

Old Course Title: Conversational and Written English for International Students
New Course Title: Intensive English for Non-Native Speakers I
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
Designed to improve the writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills of intermediate level non-native speakers of English in preparation for regular degree program academic work. Recommended for students with TOEFL scores between 450 and 500 or who have permission of the instructor. Meets 0090 requirement. Credits do not count toward the total needed for graduation. May be repeated.
Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)
Limited to non-native speakers. Recommended for those with TOEFL scores between 450 and 500. Enrollment also by permission of instructor.

New course request: ESL 0046 Intensive English for Non-Native Speakers II

Purpose and Nature of Course:
This new English as a Second Language course will provide students with the second step in an ESL instruction sequence (beginning with ESL 0045) in order to further prepare such students for regular academic courses.
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
Designed to improve the writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills of advanced intermediate level non-native speakers of English in preparation for regular degree program academic work. Recommended for students who have successfully completed ESL 0045 or who have TOEFL scores between 500 and 515 or who have permission of the instructor. Meets 0090 requirement. Credits do not count toward the total needed for graduation. May be repeated.
Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)
Restricted to non-native speakers who have completed ESL 0045 or who have TOEFL scores between 500 and 515 or who have permission of the instructor.

New course request: ESL 1112ESL

Purpose and Nature of Course:
This designated section of ESL 1112 for ESL students will address the specific needs of non-native speakers of English in order to improve their writing.
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
A special section of Composition I for advanced level non-native speakers of English. Includes intensive reading and writing of expository prose. Assignments develop analytical and critical thinking skills and college-level research skills, with emphasis on the particular needs of ESL students.
Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)
ESL 0045 and ESL 0046 or permission of instructor. May be taken concurrently with ESL 1145.
Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)
Restricted to non-native speakers who have completed ESL 0045 and 0046 or who have the permission of the instructor.

New Course Request: ESL 1145 Advanced English for Non-Native Speakers

Purpose and Nature of Course:
This new English as a Second Language course will provide students with the third step in an ESL instruction sequence (beginning with ESL 0045 and 0046).
Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
Designed to improve the writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills of advanced level non-native speakers of English in preparation for the TOEFL exam. Credits count toward the total needed for graduation. Recommended for students who have successfully completed ESL 0045 and 0046 or who have a TOEFL score of 515 or higher or who have permission of the instructor.
Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course)
ESL 0045 and ESL 0046 or permission of the instructor
Describe any student enrollment restrictions (limited to majors in program XXX, restricted from majors in program XXX, etc.)
Restricted to non-native speakers who have completed ESL 0045 and 0046 or who have TOEFL scores above 515 or who have permission of the instructor.

 

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