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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 0451

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 2 Composition

Semester Approved: Summer 2015
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2020
End Semester: Summer 2021

Catalog Description: This course focuses on the development of well-written paragraphs. The objectives of this course are to teach American thought patterns as they relate to writing in English. Students will write paragraphs using a variety of rhetorical patterns.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 2; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 0

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL 0251 or placement through the department

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL programwhich is accredited through the American Association of Intensive EnglishPrograms (AAIEP). This course is part of the core curriculum for Level 2. It teaches students basic paragraph development which will allow them to successfully enter the Level 3 composition course where they will learn to combine paragraphs to write essays.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Successful ESL 0451 students will understand the American English style of writing. Students will gain the ability to write well-developed English paragraphs with clear topic sentences; students will use strong support, interesting and informative detail, and effective conclusions. 

Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through journal writings, homework assignments, quizzes and a final exam. 

Through a series of writing assignments, students will improve their writing in English by learning to write clear, well-supported paragraphs. Through homework assignments, projects, and journal writing, students will become more proficient with their written use of the English language.

Key Performance Indicators:
Percentages are approximate. Students who earn a grade below B (85%) will be required to repeat the course. At the instructor's discretion the following criteria will be used for assessment.

Attendance (10-20%) 

Journal assignments (20-25%) 

Homework assignments (15-25%) 

Quizzes and tests (25-35%) 







Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Folse, Great Writing 2 Great Paragraphs (current edition), Cengage Learning

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 10