Courses

EAP 3202 Listening And Speaking Skills: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Placement by examination. This intermediate-level course is for students who are non-native speakers of English to gain skills in listening and speaking for both conversational and academic situations. Students improve comprehensive and discrete listening skills, note-taking skills, vocabulary use, discussion skills, and understanding of American culture.

EAP 3203 Reading And Writing I: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Minimum TOEFL Score or 500 or placement by examination. In this course International students develop fluency in their reading and writing skills in American English. This course consists of reading a variety of types of written texts, vocabulary building, organization in writing from the paragraph to essay, techniques for generating ideas, grammar use and editing. This course does not count toward a degree.

EAP 3205 Grammar for Speaking and Writing I: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Placement by examination. A course for non-native speakers of English who have already studied basic English grammar. The content covers intensive study of verb tenses; their forms, meanings and integrated use; other grammatical structures; analyses of language use in written texts; and applied use in both speaking and writing to increase communicative competence.

EAP 4301 Advanced EAP Conversation and Pronunciation: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Placement by examination or permission of instructor. Designed for non-native speakers who need to improve their fluency and pronunciation in American English. Conversation strategies, oral presentations and extensive practice to modify accent are included. This course may count towards elective credit in the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Fine Arts and Communication.

EAP 4302 Language Skills for Academic Success: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Placement by examination or successful completion of EAP 3202. Designed for the student who is a non-native speaker of English to enhance academic language skills needed for the American university. This course includes readings and lectures from various disciplines, strategies for effective listening comprehension and note-taking, vocabulary building exercises, exam preparation, and participation in class discussions. This course may count towards elective credit in the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Fine Arts and Communication.

EAP 4303 Reading and Writing II: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Placement by examination or successful completion of EAP 3203. This course prepares students for ENGL 1100 or ENGL 1110. Activities targeting writing skills include the organization of essays, rhetorical forms and their structural organization, revision of ideas, research techniques, grammar use and editing. To develop reading skills, students read articles and a novel, practice reading strategies and learn how to summarize articles. This course may count towards elective credit in the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Fine Arts and Communication.

EAP 4305 Grammar for Speaking and Writing II: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Placement by examination or successful completion of EAP 3205. This course is for students who are non-native speakers of English who need review and applied practice of English grammar for oral and written work. This course may count towards undergraduate elective credit in the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Fine Arts and Communication.

EAP 4307 Advanced Speaking Skills: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: EAP 4301, placement by examination or consent of instructor. Designed for non-native speakers who have fluency in speaking English but need to modify their accent to be better understood and feel confident expressing ideas. Course includes review and practice of the pronunciation of the consonants and vowels in American English; accent modification achieved through extensive practice of stress, rhythm and intonation patterns; and the development of speaking skills through presentations. This course may count towards elective credit towards graduation in the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Fine Arts and Communication.

EAP 4390 Special Readings: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of the instuctor. Independent study through readings, reports, and conferences. This course may count towards elective credit in the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Fine Arts and Communication.

EAP 4603 Research Paper Writing Workshop For International Students: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of EAP 4303 or placement by examination. Organized as a workshop, this class focuses on the process of research paper writing, from choosing a topic to the final research paper. Class activities include using library resources for research, applying critical thinking skills, synthesizing source material, avoiding plagiarism, and using appropriate MLA or APA format. Editing for grammatical accuracy and word choice is included as necessary. Class enrollment is limited to 12 students. This course may count towards elective credit in the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Fine Arts and Communication.

EAP 5400 Seminar for International Teaching Assistants: 1-3 semester hours

Prerequisites: Consent of the department. Focus is on presentation skills, strategies to facilitate communication, and cultural differences in education. Students develop effective teaching skills through class presentations. Not applicable to graduate degree program.