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    Erie Community College
  Dec 15, 2017
Fall 2017 Catalog

EN 132 - Reading/Writing III

Credit Hours: 3

This is the third in a three-level series of courses for students whose dominant language is not English. The course is a prerequisite for EN 110 and is designed to prepare students for other mainstream courses as well. Students study aspects of American culture from a variety of sources and write essays in response to these sources. They learn techniques for locating and self-correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage errors in their compositions. The course could also help students who are preparing to take the TWE (Test of Written English) and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Students are introduced to Internet and library research strategies as well as styles of source documentation. This course satisfies general elective or Liberal Arts elective requirements, but it does not substitute for EN 110 - College Composition. It is restricted to non-native speakers of English.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • read college-level narrative or expository English prose until 90% comprehension is achieved;
  • practice writing expository and narrative compositions of at least 250 words based on rhetorical models;
  • look up words and phrases correctly in a bilingual or an English/English dictionary;
  • produce a short research paper using internet and American library resources;
  • self edit his/her writing;
  • read, write, and discuss topics of American culture to allow the student to participate successfully in beginning mainstream courses at ECC. Articulate basic differences between his/her native culture and mainstream American culture;
  • use elementary word processing operations;
  • interpret a brief literary text; and
  • articulate the basic differences between the student's native language and Standard American English.

Prerequisites: EN 031, EN 041 or appropriate placement test scores.
F/S (C, N)