Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3)
This course is designed to help graduate students adapt to
academic and cultural expectations during their course of study.
A large portion of the course focuses on the development of
academic writing skills and strategies and evolves around the
individual academic needs of students. Students explore various
forms of graduate academic writing and are guided through steps
of development of research projects and papers. The course
supports the transition of students to a new academic culture
and style of writing. Restriction: Master's Accelerator Program.
Note: No academic credit is received for this course. Credit
equivalent is listed only for determining full-time student
Technology for Language Learning and Teaching (3)
An introduction to the use of technology for foreign/second
language teaching in a variety of educational contexts. Includes
exploration of new media technologies, such as wikis, online
course management systems (CMS), and digital stories, as well as
the use of Internet-based resources and software in both
high-and low-tech teaching environments. Note: basic computer
skills required. Meets with TESL-654 001.
Cultural Issues in the ESL/EFL Classroom (3)
Coverage of the principles of intercultural communication and
discourse-oriented models for analyzing cross-cultural
interactions. Within this framework, the course considers
approaches to enhancing the cultural dimension of ESL/EFL
instruction with an emphasis on using and developing various
types of cultural training techniques. Meets with TESL-627 001.
Words through Time and Space (1)
Is "crocodile" really related to "sugar"? Why can you say
"yellower" but not "oranger"? In this course students see words
in four dimensions by discovering their hidden relationships
with other words, their histories through millennia of changes,
and their travels through languages from across the globe.
Favorite examples of true (though unlikely) etymologies,
folk-etymologies, and etymythologies are considered.