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Accredited IESL Courses

The IESL program offers a number of English language courses that range from high beginning to intermediate.

High Beginner

ESL 0210 - High Beginner Reading

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on preparing students for academic study through the development of effective reading strategies, vocabulary acquisition, note-taking, inferring, summarizing, and critical thinking.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0211 - High Beginner Vocabulary

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on vocabulary acquisition, word form, and morpheme recognition.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0220 - High Beginning Writing

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Students work collaboratively on writing tasks of various genres through multiple drafts emphasizing structural organization of sentences and paragraphs, and syntactical accuracy.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0230 - High Beginner Listening and Speaking

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Emphasis on developing oral fluency, conversation, listening strategies, and presentation skills on familiar topics.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0231 - High Beginner Pronunciation

For students of English as a second language, not native speakers of English. Emphasis on prosodic elements of second language speech. Focus on listening for features of speech. Time is divided between classroom instruction and lab.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0290 - Beginning Special Topics

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Concentrated study of a specific area of ESL. Example: English for computer users.
Credits: variable to 6.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

Intermediate

ESL 0310 - Intermediate Reading I

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on comprehension of main ideas and structural details, critical-thinking skills and class discussion. Students learn to take notes, outline and summarize.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0311 - Intermediate Vocabulary I

For students of English a second language; not for native English speakers. The emphasis is on vocabulary acquisition for academic study. Students will learn techniques for understanding vocabulary words from context; analyze lexical roots, prefixes and suffixes; and become familiar with word association mapping and idiomatic expressions.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0320 - Intermediate Writing I

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Students work collaboratively on writing tasks of various genres through multiple drafts; emphasizes structural organization, thesis development and syntactical accuracy.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0330 - Intermediate Listening and Speaking I

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on developing oral fluency, skills needed for group work, academic listening strategies and academic presentation skills on familiar, informative topics.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0331 - Intermediate Pronunciation I

For students of English as a second language, not native speakers of English. Emphasis on prosodic elements of second language speech. Focus on identifying features of speech. Time is divided between classroom instruction and lab.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0340 - Intermediate Communicative Grammar

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Using explicit instruction and form-focused activities to develop students' syntactical accuracy; emphasizes various simple, complex and compound structures, verb forms and other grammatical elements.
Credits: 1.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0350 - Intermediate Reading II

For speakers of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. This is an intermediate reading course for acadmically oriented ESL students. This course is designed to further develop effective reading strategies for adapted academic texts of varying lengths.
Credits: 3.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0351 - Intermediate Vocabulary II

For students of English a second language; not for native English speakers. Further emphasis on vocabulary acquisition but with more range and depth than in Intermediate Vocabulary I. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Students will improve their ability to understand and correctly use academic vocabulary that is technical and precise, and meant to convey specific ideas, often with reduced context.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0360 - Intermediate Writing II

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Students work collaboratively on writing tasks of various genres through multiple drafts; further development on structural organization, thesis development and syntactical accuracy.
Credits: 3.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0370 - Intermediate Listening and Speaking II

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Further development of oral fluency, skills needed for group work, academic listening strategies, and academic presentation skills on familiar, informative topics.
Credits: 3.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0371 - Intermediate Pronunciation II

For students of English as a second language, not native speakers of English. Emphasis on prosodic elements of second language speech. Focus on identifying and anticipating features of speech. Time is divided between classroom instruction and lab.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0380 - Intermediate Communicative Grammar II

For students of English a second language, not for native speakers of English. Using explicit instruction and form-focused activities to develop students' syntactical accuracy; further developments on various simple, complex and compound structures, verb forms and other grammatical elements.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0399 - Intermediate Independent Study

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Selected areas in ESL based on interest and need of student. Interested students should contact the Director of English as a Second Language Programs.
Credits: variable to 6.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

Advanced

ESL 0410 - Advanced Reading I

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on preparing students for academic study through the development of effective reading strategies, note-taking, inferring, summarizing, critical thinking and discussion.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0411 - Advanced Vocabulary I

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on helping students increase their command of idiomatic English and academic vocabulary in daily and academic situations with attention given to correct pronunciation. Additional practice with the Academic Word List (AWL) will include short writing assignments.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0420 - Advanced Writing I

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Students work collaboratively on writing tasks of various genres through multiple drafts; emphasizes coherence and unity, source use and documentation and language formality.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0430 - Advanced Listening and Speaking I

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on developing oral fluency academic listening strategies, argument development, skills needed for group work and academic presentation skills with a focus on persuasive speaking.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0431 - Advanced Pronunciation I

For students of English as a second language, not native speakers of English. Emphasis on prosodic elements of second language speech. Focus on anticipating features of speech. Time is divided between classroom instruction and lab.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0440 - Advanced Communicative Grammar I

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Using explicit instruction, and form-focused activities to develop students' error analysis skills; emphasizes correcting sentence constructions and connections, verb consistency and other common errors.
Credits: 1.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0450 - Advanced Reading II

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on preparing students for academic study through the development of effective reading strategies, note-taking, inferring, summarizing, critical thinking and discussion in academic settings using slightly adapted academic texts.
Credits: 3.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0451 - Advanced Vocabulary II

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on mastering the words and phrases that are specific to academic writing, speaking and research, as well as everyday idioms, expressions, and abbreviations. Predicting the pronunciation pattern of new words and phrases; lexical bundles and collocation usage will be also covered.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0460 - Advanced Writing II

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Students work collaboratively on writing tasks of various genres through multiple drafts; further development on coherence and unity, source use and documentation and language formality.
Credits: 3.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0470 - Advanced Listening and Speaking II

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Further development of oral fluency, academic listening strategies, argument development, skills needed for group work, and academic presentation skills with a focus on persuasive speaking.
Credits: 3.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0471 - Advanced Pronunciation II

For students of English as a second language, not native speakers of English. Emphasis on prosodic elements of second language speech. Focus on producing features of speech. Time is divided between classroom instruction and lab.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0480 - Advanced Communicative Grammar II

For students of English as a second language, not native speakers of English. Using explicit instruction and form-focused activities to develop students' error analysis skills; further development on correcting sentence constructions and connections, verb consistency and other common errors.
Credits: 1.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0499 - Advanced Independent Study

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Selected areas of ESL based on student need. Interested students should contact the Director of English as a Second Language Programs.
Credits: variable to 6.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

 English for Specific Purposes

ESL 0390 - Intermediate Special Topics

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Concentrated study of a specific area of ESL in greater depth than in other courses. Examples: English for computer users, idioms. Contact Director of ESL Programs.
Credits: variable to 6.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0412 - Advanced English for Business

This course is designed for students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on acquiring vocabulary necessary for academic study of courses required in business majors.
Credits: 1.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0413 - Advanced English for Engineering

This course is designed for students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on acquiring vocabulary necessary for academic study of courses required in engineering majors.
Credits: 1.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0414 - Advanced English for Math

This course is designed for students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on acquiring vocabulary necessary for academic study of mathematic courses.
Credits: 1.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0415 - Advanced English for Science

This course is designed for students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on acquiring vocabulary necessary for academic study of courses required in biological science majors.
Credits: 1.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0490 - Advanced Special Topics

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Concentrated study in a specific area of ESL in greater depth than in other courses. Examples: academic writing, business English. Contact Director of ESL Programs.
Credits: variable to 6.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

 Transitional

ESL 0491 - Transitional Writing

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Students work collaboratively on writing tasks of various genres through multiple drafts; emphasizes argument construction/deconstruction, source integration, sentence variety and cohesion.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0492 - Transitional Listening and Speaking

For students of English a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on developing oral fluency, academic listening strategies, research skills, skills needed for group work and academic presentation skills with a focus on academic research projects.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0493 - Transitional Reading and Vocabulary

For students in English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. This course emphasizes the continued acquisition of higher level reading skills needed for university courses, expansion of receptive and productive academic vocabulary, comprehension of authentic American university texts as well as other authentic reading materials of varying lengths.
Credits: 3.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

Academic Support Level Courses (for Seniors or Graduate Students)

ESL 0495 - TOEFL Preparation

This course is designed for students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Emphasis is on the English used in colleges and universities in preparation for taking the iBT, the internet-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Credits: 1.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language

ESL 0520 - Academic Support Listening/Speaking

For students of English as a second language; not for native speakers of English. Emphasis on improving pronunciation and conversation skills; academic discussion skills; academic presentations.
Credits: 3.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

ESL 0560 - Research Writing I

For international graduate students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Students work on improving academic reading and writing skills; emphasizes rhetorical analysis, cohesion and coherence, source use, research skills and syntactical accuracy.
Credits: 3.0; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall

ESL 0590 - Academic Support Spec Topics

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Study a specific area of ESL in greater depth than in other courses. Examples: graduate/research writing, business English, academic presentations. Contact Director of ESL Programs.
Credits: variable to 4.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

ESL 0599 - Academic Support Indep Study

For students of English as a second language, not for native speakers of English. Selected areas in ESL based on student need and interest. Interested students should contact the Director of English as a Second Language Programs.
Credits: variable to 6.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): English as a Second Language