Courses

ESL 089 Reading V

Prerequisite: Place determined by COMET
To prepare students to master college level coursework, the course continues to focus on the development of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading skills and strategies necessary for students to effectively process academic content materials.

ESL 099 Writing V (3)

Prerequisite: Placement determined by COMET.
Writing V is a writing-intensive course designed to improve students’ competency in academic writing through an increased understanding of the writing process, rhetorical patterns, and correct grammatical structures

EN 110-Advanced Reading (3)

Prerequisite: Divisional placement or completion of ESL 089 with a "C" or better.
Advanced Reading is designed to improve students’ critical reading and thinking skills, increase analytical, inferential and evaluative comprehension, expand vocabulary skills, and employ effective study strategies for use across academic disciplines.

EN 120a Expository Writing I (3)

Prerequisite: Divisional placement or completion of ESL 099 with a "C" or better.
This course develops expository writing skills and introduces rhetorical patterns. The student also learns basic research skills. A passing grade in this class is C or better

EN 120b Expository Writing II (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of EN120a with a "C" or better.
In this course students will focus on improving their research, pre-writing, expository writing, and critical thinking skills, The course will provide students with the basic skills necessary to write research-supported papers in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.

EN 201 Introduction to Literature (3)

Prerequisite: EN120ab.
This course introduces to students various types of literature including fiction, drama and poetry. Its purpose is to familiarize students with basic literary terminology and critical theories.

EN 208 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Prerequisites : EN110 and EN120a
This course is designed to expose students to a wide variety of religious beliefs and practices. Students will examine major religions of the world as well as the questions and issues that religion tries to address.

EN 209 Introduction to Religion (3)

Prerequisites: BU 101, CA 100
This course focuses on introducing students to writing and speaking skills appropriate for business. Business writing and oral skills are emphasized, including internal and external business correspondence, employment correspondence, business etiquette, interviewing skills, presentation-giving, interviewing skills, presentation giving, intercultural communication and verbal/nonverbal communication. It also focuses on “intercultural writing and speaking appropriate for business.

EN/BU 121 Business Communication (3)

Prerequisites: BU 101, CA 100
This course focuses on introducing students to writing and speaking skills appropriate for business. Business writing and oral skills are emphasized, including internal and external business correspondence, employment correspondence, business etiquette, interviewing skills, presentation-giving, interviewing skills, presentation giving, intercultural communication and verbal/nonverbal communication. It also focuses on “intercultural writing and speaking appropriate for business.

EN/CO 205 Speech Communication (3)

Prerequisites: EN120a with grade of C or better
A course designed to increase awareness of the role and contribution of communication to human interaction while transmitting practical speaking skills. Specific attention is given to models of human communication and their effects and to increase message awareness. Public speaking skills within this theoretical framework will be provided.

FL 101 Japanese I (3)

Japanese I is the first of a two-course sequence. The first objective of this course is to introduce the principal elements of basic Japanese pronunciation and writing system: HIRAGANA and the second objective is to develop the ability to speak simple Japanese sentences in daily life situations and encounters.

FL 102 Japanese II (3)

Prerequisite: FL 101 or by permission of the instructor
This course is the second course of the two course sequence. The objective of this course is to follow up on what a student learned in Japanese I by developing a greater vocabulary and introducing new sentence patterns. The other basic writing system : KATAKANA is also introduced. The emphasis is placed on conversational practice so that a student can develop the ability to communicate in various situations while he/she is becoming accustomed to the language and behavioral patterns in Japanese life.

FL 103 Chinese I (3)

The course provides instruction at a beginning level in Mandarin Chinese and is aimed at students who have had no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. While the linguistic aspects of the language will be the primary focus, introduction to the social and cultural background of the language will be integrated throughout the course.

FL 104 Chinese II (3)

Prerequisite: FL 103
This is the second of a two-course sequence. This course continues instruction at a beginning level in Mandarin Chinese and is open to students who have successfully completed FL103 Chinese I. While the linguistic aspect of the language will continue to be the primary focus, the social and cultural background of the language will also continue to be integrated throughout the course

MU 101 Introduction to Music (3)

A practical (applied) music course providing students with an understanding of the fundamentals of music, basic skills in note reading and instrumental performance.

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