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ENSL 0080

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 3
Course Title Integrated Skills II
Prerequisite(s) ENSL 0070 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
Students use pre-college level materials as they develop academic communication skills with an emphasis on  reading and writing. They demonstrate understanding and respond critically to these materials in writing and speaking.

Expected Educational Results
By the end of the semester, students should be able to

A. Read pre-college level text and
1. Respond appropriately to comprehension questions
2. Paraphrase short selections of text
3. Summarize selections of text
4. Respond personally to text
5. Distinguish fact from opinion

B. Understand the vocabulary of pre-college materials and
1. Use the dictionary to determine the meaning and part of speech
2. Use context to determine word meaning
3. Use word analysis to determine general meaning and part of speech of selected vocabulary

C. Write in response to pre-college level texts.
1. Take notes on the information/ideas in a text.
2. Summarize selected texts.
3. Write critically in response to text.

General Education Outcomes
All English as a Second Language courses at Georgia Perimeter College directly address the first General Education Outcome, “Communicate effectively through oral communication, listening, reading, and writing.”  

Course Content
This course will be based on thematically related materials to include short and long fiction and non-fiction readings as well as non-print resources, which will form the content of the course.  Themes and materials will vary, but all sections will comprise the following:

A. Writing exercises that provide opportunities to do the following:
1. Write formally.
2. Practice journal or other free-writing
3. Summarize and paraphrase

B. Reading exercises that do the following
1. Develop comprehension.
2. Increase speed.
3. Distinguish general and specific information
4. Distinguish fact from opinion.

C. Vocabulary exercises that build skills
1. Develop the ability to use the dictionary to find definitions and word forms.
2. Develop the ability to recognize common word roots and affixes.
3. Develop the ability to use contextual clues.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
A. Course Grade
The course grade will be computed as follows:
1. Midterm and Final Exams 30-40%
2. Writing Assignments 40%
3. Quizzes, exercises, homework, other work 20-30%

B. Departmental Assessment
This course will be assessed one semester out of every five years.  As part of that assessment, students will be required to complete an objective test with questions based on one previously unread non-fiction reading selection and one previously unread fiction selection.

C. Use of Assessment Findings
The ENSL Committee will analyze the information gathered from the assessment and revise the course outline and course syllabus accordingly.  The assessment findings also may be the subject of professional development discussions regarding instructional improvement and curriculum change.

Last Revised: Nov. 16, 2011
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