Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

English as a Second Language: ESL

ESL 388S. Oral Communication.

Restricted to international students. Practicum in speaking skills. Focuses on pronunciation, fluency, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary development, formal presentations, and graduate-level discussions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ESL 388T. Basic Speaking Skills.

Restricted to international students. Preparation for the International Teaching Assistant Oral English Proficiency Assessment. Practice focuses on the five tasks required in the assessment: summary, vocabulary list, reading, concept and graph explanations, and personal introduction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ESL 388W. Academic Writing.

Restricted to international students. Practicum in writing skills. Focuses on basic syntax and sentence structure, paragraph and essay writing, and basic research writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ESL 389S. Advanced Oral Communication.

Restricted to international students. Focuses on accuracy and development of the speaking skills needed in academic contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ESL 389T. Communication and Teaching Culture.

Restricted to international students. Focuses on pronunciation, presenting and summarizing information, and relevant topics in intercultural communication. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ESL 389W. Advanced Academic Writing.

Restricted to international students. Focuses on the writing skills needed for qualifying exams, research, and conference papers. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.