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Intensive English Pathway (IEPATH) Courses

Lower Division

IEPATH 031 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH GRAMMAR I (3-0-0)(F,S,SU). Intensive review of fundamentals of grammatical structures in a communicative context. Exploration of compound and complex sentence structures and correct usage of intermediate level grammatical verb tenses and structures. Focus on expression and accuracy. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 032 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH COMMUNICATION I (4-0-0)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on the development of emergent fluency and accuracy in spoken English. Students will discuss a variety of topics with a focus on development and integration of academic vocabulary. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 033 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (4-0-0)(F,S,SU). Study and practice of the essay writing process with attention to thesis, clarity, organization, and cohesion. Students will demonstrate sentence variety through writing compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 036 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS I (3-0-0)(F,S,SU). Introduction to academic presentations and short lectures. Students will apply various listening comprehension strategies and note-taking skills. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 037 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH ACADEMIC READING AND VOCABULARY I (4-0-0)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on intensive and extensive reading of adapted fiction and nonfiction with a focus on vocabulary development. Addresses reading skills such as note-taking, skimming, scanning, inferring, and summarizing. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 041 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH GRAMMAR II (3-0-0)(F,S,SU). Further development of the formation of complex sentence structures with a focus on expression and accuracy. Emphasis on the accurate use of tense, voice, and dependent clauses to express ideas about texts and the opinions of others. Intensive study of high intermediate structures in a communicative context. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 042 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH COMMUNICATION II (4-0-0)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on the development of public speaking skills through academic discussion, debate, presentations, and research. Guided acquisition of integrating academic vocabulary in public speaking. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 043 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (4-0-0)(F,S,SU). Development of critical thinking and writing through analysis of sample essays and discussions of different rhetorical styles. Emphasis on essay process writing and accurate integration of research. Introduces U.S. techniques to citing sources. Students will practice using a variety of complex sentences and verb tenses. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 044 UNIVERSITY SUCCESS SEMINAR (1-2-0)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on integration into U.S. university classroom culture, academic social protocols, and collaborative learning styles. Targets acquisition of academic vocabulary, and study strategies for reading college textbooks, academic articles and informational essays. Direct applications of strategies to the reading materials in IEPATH student’s current university courses. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 046 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS II (3-0-0)(F,S,SU). Focus on effective and clear note-taking skills through practice and exposure to a variety of spoken input. Students will develop listening strategies such as identifying verbal cues and analyzing logical arguments, effective persuasion, appropriate justification, and rebuttal. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 047 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH ACADEMIC READING AND VOCABULARY II (4-0-0)(F,S,SU). Development of critical thinking through the reading and interpretation of authentic materials. Guided acquisition of academic vocabulary using a variety of decoding techniques and corpus linguistics. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 145 PATHWAY SEMINAR I (2-3-2)(F,S,SU). Focuses on an inquiry-based research project. Development of a research question, collection evidence and data, process writing and presentation of research essay. Continued discussion of academic integrity with a focus on improving effective U.S. citation practices. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 151 ADVANCED ENGLISH GRAMMAR I (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). An intensive study of the formal written and spoken structures of English grammar with a focus on accurate expression.  Development and application of a variety of advanced grammatical structures including in-depth analysis of morphology and rules through output in written and spoken communication. Addresses the subtleties of structures and exceptions. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 152 ADVANCED ENGLISH COMMUNICATION (4-0-4)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on the development of advanced speaking skills in preparation for presentations conforming to U.S. university expectations. Expansion of active use of academic vocabulary. Students will prepare community-based research projects. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 153 ADVANCED ENGLISH COMPOSITION (4-0-4)(F,S,SU). Focus on citing sources, summarizing and paraphrasing, and other effective, ethical citation practices used in extensive research-based writing. Practice independent vocabulary acquisition and using sentence variety to produce more sophisticated essays and responses in preparation for a U.S. university classroom. May be repeated for credit one time. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 154 PATHWAY SEMINAR II (2-3-2)(F,S,SU). IEPATH exit requirement course. Demonstrate advanced proficiency in the written and spoken discourse of US English by means of a research paper, an expanded oral presentation on the topic of the paper, and a completion of IEPATH portfolio. Course includes an exit oral proficiency interview. May be repeated for credit one time. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 156 ADVANCED ENGLISH CRITICAL LISTENING SKILLS (4-0-4)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on the development of advanced critical listening and note-taking skills through longer academic lectures. Students will develop interview skills and conduct primary research to support their academic portfolios. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 157 ADVANCED ENGLISH ACADEMIC READING AND VOCABULARY (4-0-4)(F,S,SU). Close readings of academic material and novels, including analysis of literary devices, and abstract and concrete concepts. Students will evaluate sources for logic, accuracy and quality of scholarship as well as practice independent vocabulary acquisition and expand targeted academic vocabulary. May be repeated for credit one time. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

Upper Division

IEPATH 461 ACADEMIC ENGLISH COMMUNICATION I (4-0-4)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on the development of advanced speaking skills to prepare for successful participation in graduate-level classes in the U.S. Focus on the development of presentation skills, integration of academic research and the expansion of active use of academic vocabulary. May not be applied to a graduate degree. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 462 ACADEMIC ENGLISH COMMUNICATION II (4-0-4)(F,S,SU). Further development of advanced speaking skills to prepare for successful participation in graduate-level classes in the U.S. Continued focus on the development of presentation skills and the expansion of active use of academic vocabulary. May not be applied to a graduate degree. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 463 ACADEMIC ENGLISH WRITING (4-0-4)(F,S,SU). Exploration of academic writing, discourse and argument. Emphasis on application of organizational patterns, research integration and strategies of writing for academic purposes. Students will write extensive research-based essays and responses in preparation for an American graduate program. May not be applied to a graduate degree. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 464 ACADEMIC ENGLISH READING AND VOCABULARY (4-0-4)(F,S,SU). Focus on extensive critical reading and analysis of academic topics in preparation for graduate studies. Exploration of rhetorical techniques and structures. Students will learn strategies to respond to academic texts and will expand targeted academic vocabulary. May not be applied to a graduate degree. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 465 ACADEMIC ENGLISH PATHWAY SEMINAR (1 to 6 credits)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on enhancing research and project management skills. Conduct extensive research for writing projects and evaluate sources for logic, accuracy, and quality of scholarship. Use collaborative writing process for writing annotated bibliographies, literary analysis and research essays. May be repeated for credit one time. May not be applied to a graduate degree. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 470 RESEARCH METHODS (2-0-2)(F,S,SU). Introduction to and practical application of research methods appropriate for conducting research in various contexts. Investigation of a variety of research approaches and strategies.  Students will design, conduct, report and evaluate research projects. May be repeated for up to six credits. May not be applied to a graduate degree. PREREQ: Admission into IEPATH program, IEP Placement scores or PERM/CHAIR.

IEPATH 493 GLOBAL LEADERS INTERNSHIP (variable credit)(F,S,SU). The intent of the internship is to provide experiential intercultural learning experiences. Students will deepen their cross-cultural awareness, increase global communication skills, engage in global leadership and reflect critically on these experiences. Focus of internship (global leadership; intercultural communication; teaching English to speakers of other languages) to be determined by the student and the internship coordinator. PREREQ: PERM/CHAIR.

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