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550.001.01
English for Academic Purposes I

Cancelled

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
1st term
Department:
Extradepartmental
Credits:
0 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
TBD
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Vicki Hong Smith
Contact:
Steve Bazzetta
Resources:
Description:

Mainly for students whose first language is not American English and/or whose higher education experience in U.S. institutions is limited. 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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 99% 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:

sbazzet1@jhu.edu

Special Comments:

Online with optional individual conferences via Teams or Zoom if it is possible to reasonably synchronize our meeting time across different time zones. 2020 dates are 9/11, 9/13, 10/11, 11/1, 11/22, and 12/13.