Course: ESL 1000

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: International Student Orientation

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

Catalog Description: This course is required for incoming ESL students and will provide them with the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and awareness to adapt to college life ;at Snow College. The course is designed with multiple sections ;which will help ;orient students ;to college life and American culture. These learning sections will address the following issues: adjusting to American college culture, campus services, and ;US immigration law as it pertains to International students studying in the US.

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 0

Prerequisites: Students must have a current Foreign Student Visa to attend this course.

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL program and sponsors international students.This course helps international students succeed through orientation in 3 areas:American college culture, campus resources and services, and US regulations for international students attending institutions of higher learning.Students will gain valuable knowledge, attitudes, skills and awareness to assist in their acclimation to American college life. International students will take this course during the first term they are enrolled at Snow College. This course can be repeated if students struggle adjusting to the culture, if they have broken the student code of conduct rules, or if they are in danger of being out-of-status with US immigration.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Successful international students will understand culture shock and adapting to new situations, time management and planning, American cultural norms of honesty and plagiarism, and self-reflection and planning of academic goals. Guest speakers from campus services (advisement, bookstore, library, food services, IT services, Activity Center, etc.) will introduce their resources to the students. The Snow College Designated School Officials for the Department of Homeland Security will discuss rules and regulations of US immigration law in regards to foreign students studying in the US. 


Content:
Successful international students will understand culture shock and adapting to new situations, time management and planning, American cultural norms of honesty and plagiarism, and self-reflection and planning of academic goals. Guest speakers from campus services (advisement, bookstore, library, food services, IT services, Activity Center, etc.) will introduce their resources to the students. The Snow College Designated School Officials for the Department of Homeland Security will discuss rules and regulations of US immigration law in regards to foreign students studying in the US.

Key Performance Indicators:
Percentages are approximate. At the instructor?s discretion the following will be used for the purpose of assessment:

quizzes (20%) 

attendance and participation (50%) 

group presentations and exams (30%)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Teacher prepared materials will include a variety of articles, worksheets, essays, and topics for discussion.


Pedagogy Statement:


Maximum Class Size: 25
Optimum Class Size: 15