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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 1161

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 4 Introduction to Research

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

Catalog Description: This course is designed to give students a basic foundation in gathering information for a research paper. Students will use both the library and the Internet. The course will focus on recording and documenting research information and completing a writing project from the research.

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

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Level 3 in the ESL Department or placement in ESL 1161 through the department

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL program which is accredited through the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). The four-level program provides instruction for students at Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (elementary through exiting levels). This course is a core course for Level 4.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Successful ESL 1161 students will be able to use the library and the Internet as sources of information. They will use the information collected to prepare and write a research project properly citing sources. Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through homework assignments, tests and a final research paper. 

This course will introduce ESL students to library and Internet research. Students will learn how to collect and organize information that will be used in completing a written research paper. They will learn how to cite source information in papers.

Key Performance Indicators:
Percentages are approximate. In order to pass the course, students must demonstrate a B mastery of course materials. Students who earn a grade below B will be required to repeat the course. At the instructor's discretion the following will be used for the purpose of assessment:

attendance (15%-25%) 

homework (15%-25%) 

quizzes (15%-25%) 

tests (15%-25%) 

research paper (30%-45%)  






Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Howard, Writing Matters: Tabbed, McGraw-Hill

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 12