2014-2015 Catalog

English As A Second Language Certificate

The ESL certificate is a 14 credit program designed for students to document their successful completion of a curriculum focusing on improving their English speaking and writing ability.

Recipients of the certificate must complete 14 credits from among the following courses with at least a C or better in each course. Students must take at least one course from each of the three core categories - Writing, Communication, and Reading, with additional core courses counting as electives. Core classes must account for at least 8 of the 14 credits.

Degree Requirements

Writing - Core Courses

Must take at least one course in this area
HMDV 1502ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

3

ENGL 0950BASIC ENGLISH I

3

OR

ENGL 0955BASIC ENGLISH II

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

Communication - Core Courses

Must take at least one course in this area 

HMDV 1503NON-NATIVE CONVERSATION

3

HMDV 0550U.S. CULTURE/COMMUNICATION

2

BAS 0960NON-NATIVE LISTENING

3

COMM 1010PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

Reading - Core Courses

Must take at least one course in this area 

BAS 0910NON-NATIVE READING

2

BAS 0510READING SKILLS

1

HMDV 1000COLLEGE STUDIES

2

HMDV 1100SPEED READING

1

Electives - Higher Level Writing Course:

Take 6 or fewer electives credits total
ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

OR

ENGL 1111ADVANCED COMPOSITION

3

OR

ENGL 2010TECHNICAL WRITING

3

Electives - Grammar Course:

Take 6 or fewer electives credits total
BAS 0630GRAMMAR SKILLS

1

Electives - Vocabulary Course:

Take 6 or fewer electives credits total
BAS 0950NON-NATIVE VOCABULARY

2

OR

HMDV 1110COLLEGE VOCABULARY

1

BAS 0620WRITING SKILLS

1