ACLA

ACLA 181 Reading and Vocabulary for Academia
3 hours. The goal of this course is to develop facility in reading and synthesizing a variety of academic texts and literary genres. Students will increase their academic vocabulary, ability to comprehend complex syntax, reading rate, and comprehension. This course prepares students for the reading required in academic undergraduate programs.

ACLA 182 Writing and Research for Academia
4-5 hours. The goal of this course is facility in the conventions of academic writing in English, including the effective use of complex sentence structure, essay organization, academic vocabulary and source material. Students develop research skills using library sources and effectively integrating their findings into research essays by appropriately summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting and citing sources.

ACLA 183 Speech and Listening for Academia
2-3 hours. This course builds fluency, grammatical and pronunciation accuracy, academic vocabulary, competence in classroom discourse, and oral presentation skills, as well as listening comprehension and note-taking skills for various styles of academic lectures and discussions.

ACLA 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses are chosen to fit the needs and interests of students.

ACLA 295 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

ACLA 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the needs and interests of students interested in American Culture and Language.

ACLA 495 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.