Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF

Courses

ESOL 010 - Oral Composition

3 hours

A basic course that introduces language used in everyday life on the university campus and in society. Emphasis is placed on the development of vocabulary, phrases necessary to function in all social interactions, clear pronunciation, and fluent speech. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 012 - Advanced Oral Composition

3 hours

This course includes an introduction to the phonology of the English language. Specific listening skills are developed. Class time is given to practical exercises developing extemporaneous and prepared speech. Fluency and accuracy are encouraged. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 020 - Grammar

3 hours

Introduction to the basics of English spelling, handwriting, parts of speech, punctuation, and sentence patterns. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 025 - Advanced Grammar

3 hours

Study of the structure of English sentence patterns, parts of speech, verb tenses and forms, idioms, and spelling. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 030 - Reading I

3 hours

An introduction to reading in the English language with emphasis on developing vocabulary and comprehesion skills. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 035 - Reading II

3 hours

This course is designed to develop phonetic skills as well as emphasize the understanding of vocabulary in context, reading for the main idea, reading for facts and details, and making inferences. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 050 - Writing I

3 hours

This course is designed to develop the creation of original sentences and paragraphs. Students move from sentence-level writing to guided paragraphs. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 055 - Writing II

3 hours

Guided composition practice with a focus on the process of writing paragraphs. Emphasis on different patterns of organization, coherence, transitions, and error correction. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 113 - Writing III

3 hours

This course provides an overview of the writing process with practice in revising and editing. Extensive practice in writing five-paragraph essays of different thetorical modes and summaries. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 116 - Speech Composition and Comprehension

3 hours

A study of the phonology of the English language, with in-class practice of the sounds, stress, intonation, and inflection of words, phrases, and sentences. This class emphasizes listening skills necessary for taking notes and discussion techniques for participating in mainstream classes. Emphasis is given to fluent speech as well as pronunciation. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 121 - Reading III

3 hours

This course is designed to bring the reading skills of LEP students up to college entry standards. This course includes intensive exercises in reading, comprehension, making infrences, vocabulary, discussion, and oral presentation. (Fall, Spring)

ESOL 131 - English Structure and Usage

3 hours

Review of all English grammar structures with concentration on preparation for the university entrance tests. Emphasis is given to the understanding and use of structural patterns. (Fall, Spring)

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