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550.001.01 English for Academic Purposes I

1st term
0 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
Group class meetings--9/13, 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15. Individual Meetings -- 3:30 - 6:00PM: 9/27, 10/25, and 12/13.
  • Friday,  3:30 - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Steve Bazzetta
Course Instructor :
  • Vicki Hong Smith

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


Final grade applies to all terms

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

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