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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ESL 100 - College Writing

This is a section of College Writing which is intended for multilingual writers and/or non-native speakers of English only. ESL 100 will serve as the first course in the required three-course USM writing sequence. Throughout the course, students learn several fundamental ideas about writing: that writing is a process; that writing always involves reading; that writing is situational and involves specific rhetorical elements (purpose, audience, text, genre, style, mode); that writing is recursive and therefore always in-process; and that writing requires metacognitive thinking. ESL 100 students engage in a series of essay assignments that reflect points of view, engage with readings, and focus on a central thesis or project. Through these writing practices, students develop a metalanguage to articulate their writing and rhetorical choices and to demonstrate an understanding of sentence structure and syntax as central to meaning. By the end of the course, students should be able to assess a writing situation and then successfully write for that situation. Coursework includes significant opportunities to improve grammar and usage, build academic vocabulary, and practice techniques involved in conducting secondary research, including using databases and MLA/APA documentation. ESL 100 is the final course in the Admissions Pathway Program (APP) sequence. Per CORE requirement policies, it is considered the equivalent of ENG 100, ENG 101, ENG 104, HON 100, LCC 110, LCC 111, RSP 100 and RSP 104.

Prerequisite(s): ESL 104  & ESL 102  or program assessment and permission and college readiness in writing;
Credits: 3

Meets the Following Core Requirement: Writing, Reading, and Inquiry 1
Course Typically Offered:
Course Type: English as Second Language

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