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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


ESL English as a Second Language



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60 Reading and Interactive Writing for Academic Purposes. 0 cr. U. Reading comprehension and writing skills; strategies to prepare students for academic and professional life.|Retakable. No-cr course, contact ESL prog for course fees. Prereq: acceptance into ESL Prog; cons ESL dir.
70 Speaking and Listening. 0 cr. U. Conversational English skills in preparation for academic and professional life.|Retakable. No-cr course, contact ESL prog for course fees. Prereq: acceptance into ESL Prog; cons ESL dir.
80 Writing and Grammar. 0 cr. U. Formal writing and grammar skills in preparation for academic and professional life.|Retakable. No-cr course, contact ESL prog for course fees. Prereq: acceptance into ESL Prog; cons ESL dir.
90 Cooperative and Productive Skills. 0 cr. U. Integrated skills course assesses interactive speaking and listening plus one productive language skill at the appropriate CEFR level. Students work together to create a product.|Retakable. No-cr course, contact ESL prog for course fees. Prereq: acceptance into ESL Prog; cons ESL dir.
105 (effective 09/02/2015) Skills for Academic Reading Success. 3 cr. U. Introduces ESL students to academic reading strategies and builds basic reading competence in English. Uses high-interest materials to invite engaging class discussions.|Open only to students who are non-native speakers of English. Prereq: none.
115 Basic Writing in English as a Second Language. 6 cr. U. Introduction to academic writing practices. Intensive grammar review and vocabulary expansion with individualized instruction. Extensive reading and writing.|For non-native speakers of English. No cr for students with cr in ESL 116. Prereq: score at level 1 on ESL-PIC test.
116 Introduction to College Writing in English as a Second Language. 6 cr. U. Rigorous introduction to academic writing practices, including reading-based writing. Thorough review of grammar, with individualized instruction. Extensive reading and writing.|Prereq: score at level 2 on ESL-PIC test; or grade C or better in ESL 115(P).
117 College Writing in English as a Second Language. 6 cr. U. Guidance in analytical reading and academic writing plus intensive language work, with individualized instruction. Extensive reading and writing.|Prereq: score at level 3 on ESL-PIC test; or grade C or better in ESL 116(P).
118 (effective 09/02/2015) Advanced College Writing in English as a Second Language/English 101. 3 cr. U. Prepares and qualifies ESL writers for English 102. Writing analytical essays based on academic reading.|Counts as repeat of English 101. Prereq: score at level 4 on ESL-PIC test; or grade C or better in ESL 117(P); or grade B or better in ESL 116(P) & cons instr.
118 Advanced College Writing in English as a Second Language. 3 cr. U. Prepares and qualifies ESL writers for English 102. Writing analytical essays based on academic reading.|Prereq: score at level 4 on ESL-PIC test; or grade C or better in ESL 117(P); or grade B or better in ESL 116(P) & cons instr.
120 (effective 09/02/2015) Grammar and Editing in English as a Second Language. 3 cr. U. Grammar and editing instruction for international students and domestic students at any level whose home language is something other than English.|Prereq: none.
120 Grammar and Editing in English as a Second Language. 3 cr. U. Grammar and editing instruction for writers who are non-native speakers of English.|Prereq: none.
135 (effective 09/02/2015) Basic Skills in Academic Listening & Speaking. 3 cr. U. Academic presentation and lecture note-taking skills for English learners with little previous instruction or experience.|Prereq: none.
145 (effective 09/02/2015) Practice in Academic Listening and Speaking. 3 cr. U. High level academic presentation and lecture note-taking practice for English learners ready to polish these skills.|Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
420 (effective 09/02/2015) Advanced Reading, Writing, and Grammar Tune-up for Internationals. 4 cr. U. Refinement of advanced undergraduate and graduate students' language control; extensive reading, writing, and contextualized grammar; focus on American academic expectations. Individual conferences target unique needs.|Prereq: jr st.
435 (effective 09/02/2015) Advanced Listening, Speaking, and Notetaking Skills for Internationals. 4 cr. U. Refining advanced students' academic listening and speaking skills; extensive pronunciation and intonation practice and feedback; focus on American academic expectations. Individual conferences target unique needs.|Prereq: grad st.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.

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