SLST-T125 Academic Language and Culture (3 credits).
There is a section being offered Second Eight Weeks:
17688 04:00P-05:15P MTWR BH 333
This course was designed especially for international students who have established English proficiency (i.e. those who do not need any SLST-T101 English Improvement classes), but would benefit from knowing more specific language and terminology, as well as cultural nuances, to be more successful in their other classes.
Course topics include:
· Academic misconduct
· Effective communication with professors and classmates (e.g. email, office hours, class participation)
· Basic responsible research skills (e.g. how to find reliable sources and cite them appropriately)
· Overview of American geography, history, and government
· Ethnic, racial, and linguistic diversity in America
Major items of evaluation include:
· Panel presentations in small groups on a current issue related to the American university
· Writing a short research paper over the course of the semester, accompanied by ongoing in-class discussion of some of the common stages of the writing process (e.g. choosing a topic, locating and citing sources, making an outline, formatting citations and a bibliography, etc.)
· Active class participation throughout the semester
Unlike SLST-T101, SLST-T125 DOES count towards total hours for graduation.