Language Arts 4201 (9)
This yearlong course for freshmen is made up of the following components: literature, written communication, and grammar-usage-mechanics. The literature component is a general overview of literature that includes short stories, the novel, poetry, a Shakespearean drama, and non-fiction. Students are also required to read at least one novel outside of class. The written composition component consists of learning and executing the writing process through the creating of paragraphs, several essays, and a cross-curricular research paper.
Language Arts 4203 (10)
This course consists of four components: Grammar-Usage-Mechanics, Composition, Literature, and Oral Activities. The Literature component consists of poetry, short stories both fiction and non-fiction, drama, and a novel.
Oral & Written Communication 4205 (11)
This course consists of the following components: oral activities and literature. Both components incorporate the use of the four language arts skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Oral communication units emphasize the organization of ideas and the development of public speech techniques. Literature units consist of the examination of American literature from Pre-Colonial to Modern times. Included in literature is the study of the novel The Scarlet Letter.
Language Arts 4207 (12)
This yearlong course for seniors is a continuation of the Language Arts track and is made up of four components: literature, composition, grammar-usage-mechanics, and oral activities. The literature component emphasizes British literature and includes the study of poetry, essays, short stories, a Shakespearean drama, and a major novel. Students also are required to read four novels outside of class. The composition component consists of the writing of a major research paper, a number of essays, and a few poems. The students also participate in a variety of group and individual oral presentations.
Practical English 4229 (11,12)
This yearlong course is designed for the student whose academic abilities and skills indicate a need to strengthen practical application of basic language and communication skills. The concepts of learning-to-learn and the “world-of-work’ are stressed. The course consists of five interrelated components: basic grammar, usage, and mechanics; literature—technical and recreational; oral communication; written communication; and career readiness. (Dept. approval required.)
English As A Second Language I 4181
Goals for this course include comprehension of basic grammar, from “to be” to the past continuous and beyond. Grammar is introduced in conversion form. It is reinforced through readings and writing exercises. Vocabulary development is also a main focus. This course works to develop sentence level and paragraph level writing skills for beginning ESL students. It includes intensive work to extend reading comprehension abilities through reading response writings, comprehension exercises, and discussions.
English As A Second Language II 4182
This course is designed for intermediate level language learners. Goals include a reinforcement of basic grammar, an introduction and intense study of more complex grammar, including further development of conversational skills, reading skills, writing skills and vocabulary development. This course works to improve paragraph level writing and essay writing skills for intermediate ESL students. It includes intensive work to extend reading comprehension abilities through reading response writings, comprehension exercises and discussions.
English As A Second Language III 4183
This course is designed for advanced level ESL students. Goals include further reinforcement of basic grammar as well as an introduction and intense study of more complex grammar through various means. More time is devoted at this level to discussions and problem solving. Development of vocabulary remains a top focus. Class time is also devoted to literature in its various forms.