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ESLW 20 Novice Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

ESLW 20 is a writing course for English language learners at the novice level. This course is an introduction to English writing at the sentence and paragraph level. Students will write about familiar topics focusing on the structure of English including word form, parts of speech, verb tense and word order. Students will learn to construct affirmative and negative statements, and yes/no and information questions in simple present, simple past, present continuous and simple future tenses. This course is part of the ESL writing sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: WRITE A BASIC PARAGRAPH OF ABOUT 10 SENTENCES

ESLW 30 Novice-High Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLW 20 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLW 30 is a course for English language learners at the novice-high level. In this course students will expand control of English sentence and paragraph structures. Students will continue to develop mastery of verb tenses, subject verb agreement, singular and plural nouns, and punctuation within sentences. This course is part of the ESL writing sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EMPLOY THE BASIC STEPS IN THE WRITING PROCESS

ESLW 40 Intermediate-Low Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLW 30 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLW 40 is a writing course for English language learners at the intermediate-low level. This course builds skills in writing at the paragraph level. Students continue to build an understanding of the use of word form, parts of speech, verb tense, and English sentence structure. This course is part of the ESL writing sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: ANALYZE PARAGRAPHS TO IDENTIFY COMPONENT STRUCTURES

ESLW 50 Intermediate-Mid Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLW 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLW 50 is a writing course for English language learners at the intermediate-mid level. This course introduces essay writing. Students build an understanding of the writing process, essay structure, and types of writing assignments. Students continue to build confidence in using correct sentence structure, grammar, and editing skills. This course is part of the ESL writing sequence which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: IDENTIFY AND APPLY BASIC ESSAY COMPONENTS

ESLW 114 Intermediate Writing for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 40 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Advisory: ESLL 40 and ESLR 40 with grades of "C" or better

ESLW 114 is a writing course at the intermediate level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. This course introduces students to the writing skills needed in both the academic and work environment. Students build an understanding of the writing process and types of writing necessary in the allied health field. Students continue to build confidence in using correct sentence structure, grammar, and editing skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EMPLOY THE WRITING PROCESS TO COMPLETE MULTIPLE PARAGRAPH ASSIGNMENTS FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES.

ESLW 124 Advanced-Low Writing for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 114, ESLR 114, and ESLW 114 with grades of "C" or better

Corequisite: ESLL 124 and ESLR 124

ESLW 124 is a writing course at the advanced level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. In this course students will refine the writing skills needed in both the academic and work environment. Students will expand their understanding of the writing process and types of writing necessary in the allied health field. Students will build fluency and accuracy with the English language including grammar, sentence structure, and style.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: EMPLOY THE WRITING PROCESS TO COMPLETE MULTIPLE DRAFT ASSIGNMENTS FOR SPECIFIC AUDIENCES PURPOSES.

ESLW 310 Intermediate-High Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 50 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC (ESL 325, ESLW 310, ESLW 320, or ESLW 340: any or all of these courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units)

In this course students will continue to develop their writing skills through the writing process to create focused, fully developed and well-organized essays. The course focuses on writing for different purposes, sentence variety and emerging mastery of mechanics in the context of essays. Essays will incorporate outside sources as well as personal experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE EMERGING COMPETENCE IN THE WRITING PROCESS

ESLW 320 Advanced-Low Writing

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC (ESL 325, ESLW 310, ESLW 320, or ESLW 340: any or all of these courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units)

In this course students will analyze and employ techniques throughout the writing process to produce a variety of well focused, fully developed and organized essays. The course also emphasizes competent sentence variety and mastering the mechanics of English in the context of the essay. Essays will incorporate outside sources as well as personal experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN WRITING SITUATIONS FOR A VARIETY OF ACADEMIC AND WORKPLACE PURPOSES WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE

ESLW 340 Advanced Composition

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC (ESL 325, ESLW 310, ESLW 320, or ESLW 340: any or all of these courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units)

This college composition course emphasizes reading analysis, writing, and critical thinking skills, while also addressing the specific language and cultural needs of non-native speakers. These skills are essential for successful completion of a two or four-year college program. Writing assignments include expository and argumentative prose based on analysis of a variety of assigned readings and original research including a fully documented research paper and in-class essays.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: COMPOSE EFFECTIVE COLLEGE-LEVEL ESSAYS USING STANDARD AMERICAN ENGLISH, EMPLOYING A VARIETY OF RHETORICAL STRATEGIES, AND APPLYING APPROPRIATE CITATIONS AND FORMATTING STANDARDS