2022-23 Edition

Academic English (AC ENG)

Courses

AC ENG 20A. Academic Writing. 5 Units.

Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph and essay organization of formal written English.

Prerequisite: Placement into AC ENG 20A.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

AC ENG 20B. Academic Writing. 5 Units.

Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph and essay organization of formal written English.

Prerequisite: AC ENG 20A. Placement into AC ENG 20B is also accepted.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

AC ENG 20C. Essentials of Academic Writing. 5 Units.

Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph and essay organization of formal written English.

Prerequisite: AC ENG 20B. Placement into AC ENG 20C is also accepted.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

AC ENG 20D. Academic Writing. 5 Units.

Grammar, sentence structure, paragraph and essay organization of formal written English.

Prerequisite: AC ENG 20C

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

AC ENG 22A. Academic English Reading and Vocabulary. 2 Units.

Intensive reading exercises with occasional practice in extensive reading, focusing on comprehension, development of vocabulary, syntax, rhetorical features, reading strategies, and study skills.

Prerequisite: Placement into AC ENG 22A is required.

AC ENG 22B. ESL Reading and Vocabulary. 2 Units.

Extensive reading and discussion with emphasis on journal articles, textbook chapters, notetaking, and the interpretation of charts, diagrams, tables, and figures.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

AC ENG 29. Special Topics in ESL. 2 Units.

Directed and individualized work in English as a second language not covered in the AC ENG 20, 21, 22 sequence.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

AC ENG 139W. Advanced Academic Writing Across the Curriculum. 4 Units.

Designed for transfer students who speak English as a second language. Focuses on developing academic reading and writing skills including essay content, organization, vocabulary, and grammar. Academic content also covered.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Restriction: Restricted to students whose first language is not English.

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AC ENG 200. Oral English Communication I. 2 Units.

Designed to help students hear and produce the sounds of English as an International Language with greater accuracy and confidence. Focuses on pronunciation features (e.g., consonant sounds, consonant clusters, vowels, thought groups, and nuclear stress).

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

AC ENG 201. Oral English Communication II. 2 Units.

Designed to help students develop conversational fluency in English as an International Language. Focuses on applying knowledge of linguistic features and communicative skills during conversational exchange in a variety of social, academic, and professional contexts.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

AC ENG 202. Oral English Communication III. 2 Units.

Designed to help students hone their public speaking skills in English as an International Language. Focuses on preparing, organizing, and delivering speeches and presentations and interacting with the audience, emphasizing skills needed in academic settings.

Prerequisite: AC ENG 23A or AC ENG 23B

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

AC ENG 210. Introduction to Graduate Research Writing. 2 Units.

Designed to introduce key components and skills for successful graduate-level academic writing. Topics cover summarizing and synthesizing sources, understanding appropriate source use conventions, developing and organizing ideas for research writing, revising, and editing.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

AC ENG 211. Graduate Writing for Scholarly Publication. 2 Units.

Designed to help graduate students in the preparation of a conference paper or journal manuscript for publication. Topics cover writing for academic publication in their fields and understanding disciplinary source use conventions.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

AC ENG 212. Thesis/Dissertation Writing for Graduate Students. 2 Units.

Designed to help graduate students in the preparation of a thesis/dissertation (or proposal). Topics cover planning a thesis/dissertation project, understanding the focuses and goals of different chapters, and practicing different ways of integrating sources to avoid plagiarism.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 3 times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.