ENLP 300: Graduate Oral Communication, 8 credits
This course will improve students’ speaking skills and strategies in presentations, including oral summaries, analysis, and lectures. Students will practice formal academic oral presentations. Students will also analyze dynamics of group discussions in academic settings. Special attention will be paid to stating opinions and expressing agreement and/or disagreement. In addition, students will engage in focused practice to improve accuracy of their grammar and pronunciation at the graduate level.
ENLP 301: Graduate Written Communication, 8 credits
Students will learn the basics of research writing assigned in graduate courses. Emphasis will be given to developing strong and effective skills in summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting (direct and indirect), and documenting sources using the APA format. Through feedback and revision, students will learn to identify and correct grammar and stylistic usage errors.
ENLP 400: Advanced Written Communication, 5 credits
In this course, students will be taught how to produce academic essays at the graduate level through the use of pre-writing and planning activities, essay development, revision, and editing. Students will be taught how to organize and develop ideas around a research question. They will be encouraged to develop personal editing strategies and identify personal strengths and weaknesses. This course will also provide instruction and practice of graduate reading skills. The focus will be on developing reading skills and strategies that promote comprehension, vocabulary development, and critical reading competency as it pertains to academic writing.
ENLP 401: Advanced Oral Communication, 5 credits
This course is designed to improve the listening and speaking skills of graduate students. Students will develop the skills necessary to succeed in the graduate classroom. Students will (a) give academic presentations on topics in their disciplines, (b) participate in small group and whole class discussions, (c) listen to and take notes from academic lectures at the graduate level, and (d) improve pronunciation and fluency.
ENLP 403: Mastering GRE, 3 credits
This course is designed for students who intend to take the GRE or GMAT in order to apply for graduate programs. Students will identify and practice learning strategies and techniques in order to achieve a higher score on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical parts of the exam. This course will cover the major parts of the GRE and GMAT exams which are similar in content and format. Students will also receive additional help in career planning, graduate school culture, and the graduate school application process.