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550.001.01 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I

Department:
Extradepartmental
Term:
1st term
Credits:
0 credit
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
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,  10:30am - 2:20pm
  • Sunday,  11:00am - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Steve Bazzetta
Course Instructor:
  • Vicki Hong Smith

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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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply strategies used in the three main stages of the Writing Process. Spiral strategies include brain storming, outlining, drafting, proofreading, rewriting and editing.
  2. Formulate an effective thesis statement
  3. Support thesis with concrete supporting details
  4. Avoid global errors such as fragments, run-on/splice sentences, dangling modifiers
  5. Avoid errors in tenses and agreements
  6. Correctly incorporate quotation, summary, and paraphrase when citing outside sources
  7. Correctly apply required parenthetical documentation and bibliographical documentation format
Methods of Assessment:

class attendance

Multiterm:

Final grade applies to all terms

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent of Student Affairs required. Please email Contact person.

For consent, contact:

sbazzett@jhsph.edu