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The Essay and the Argument: ESL
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
This two semester course is designed specifically for ESL (English as a Second Language) students who wish to improve academic writing and critical reading skills. Students will focus on grammar, composition, vocabulary building, in-class (timed) writing, as well as research writing and documentation of sources. A secondary focus of this course is the practice of listening and speaking skills in English: students will learn lecture note-taking strategies and will have opportunities to practice contributing to discussion and making short presentations in English.

Students who select LBST 1B12 ESL, will be students whose first language is not English and need additional time and support to complete the first-year writing requirement.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken one of: ENGL 2B30, ENGL 1B01, ENGL 1B02, ENGL 1B03, LBST 1B11, LBST 1B13, or LBST 1A40 with one of LBST 1A41, 1A42 or 1A43 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Revised description 2010-11
Revised description 2012-13
Conditions: The minimum passing grade for the first year writing course is 60% (C-).
Course was last updated February 2, 2012 - 4:42 PM