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550.001.01 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I

Department: Extradepartmental
Term: 1st term
Credits: 0 credits
Contact: Steve Bazzetta
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • Vicki Hong Smith
Description:

This course is mainly for students whose first language is not American English and/or whose higher education experience in U.S. institutions is limited. The course includes basic formats and expectations, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, correct source usage to avoid plagiarism, documentation styles and application, global and local writing issues, common grammar issues and other relevant issues in academic communication in English.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Apply strategies used in the three main stages of the Writing Process. Spiral strategies include brain storming, outlining, drafting, proofreading, rewriting and editing.
Formulate an effective thesis statement
Support thesis with concrete supporting details
Avoid global errors such as fragments, run-on/splice sentences, dangling modifiers
Avoid errors in tenses and agreements
Correctly incorporate quotation, summary, and paraphrase when citing outside sources
Correctly apply required parenthetical documentation and bibliographical documentation format

Methods of Assessment: class attendance
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Dates offered for both 1st and 2nd terms are: Saturday - 9/14, 10/12, 11/16 -- 10:30-2:25 and Sunday 9/15, 10/13 and 11/17 -- 11:30-3:25

  • Saturday 10:30 - 2:20
  • Dates offered for both 1st and 2nd terms are: Saturday - 9/14, 10/12, 11/16 -- 10:30-2:25 and Sunday 9/15, 10/13 and 11/17 -- 11:30-3:25

  • Sunday 11:00 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 15
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent of Student Affairs required. Please email Contact person.

For consent, contact: sbazzett@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail