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American Language Program

American Language Program courses are for non-native speakers of English. ALP courses are recommended for all other non-native speakers of English.

145. American Language Advanced I (3)

Prerequisite: Non-native speakers who score 137 or below on the English Placement Test, or 500 or below on the Exam in English as a Second Language, and who have not taken equivalent writing courses in another department, are eligible for enrollment. Counts toward elective credit for undergraduates. Does not count toward graduation for graduate students, but does count toward course load credit. Basic course in writing, offering intensive practice in every stage of the writing process. Writing strategies at the level of word, sentence, and paragraph. Conventional mechanics, spelling, and the grammar of standard edited written English.

150. American Language Advanced I (3)

Prerequisite: Non-native speakers who score 138-150 on the English Placement Test, or 501 through 550 on the Exam in English as a Second Language, or successful completion of ALI/ALP 145 with a grade of "C" or better. Counts toward elective credit for undergraduates. Does not count toward graduation for graduate students, but does count toward course load credit. Includes critical/analytical reading and expository writing with emphasis on longer essays. Analysis and practice of standard rhetorical modes of essay development.


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