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AP/HUMA1220 9.0 | AP/ESL1000 9.0 CANADIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

INSTRUCTORS: TBA

Note: This course is normally open for credit only to students in their first academic session. This is a first year Humanities Foundations course.

PREREQUISITE: Native language other than English. Students must have taken a language proficiency test.

DESCRIPTION: This course continues the linguistic and academic development of students who come from English as a Second Language backgrounds, and develops their understanding of Canadian language and culture. To this end, the course is run as an integrated lecture/seminar, with students expected to participate actively in the course in a variety of ways: taking part in class discussions, making oral presentations, writing academic essays, doing library research, and undertaking course activities designed to support both understanding of the course themes and to develop effective language use. Academic skills such as effective reading, writing, and argumentation are stressed. Language in general, and English in particular, is central to the course as a subject of study. The relationship of language to human values and attitudes, its identity as a complex means of learning and interaction, and its role in society and culture are also studied. In addition to reading a number of pieces of Canadian fiction, some of the themes explored in the course include: Language, Communication, Gender; Identity, Immigration, Multiculturalism; Economics and Work; Canada's Aboriginal People; Quebec.

FORMAT: Students meet for four hours per week.

EVALUATION: Throughout the course, students receive marks based on assignments and course activities. Final grades in the course are based on term essays, major oral presentations, small assignments (oral and written), class participation and final examination.

TEXTS: A list of required texts is distributed to students during the first week of classes. Students are also required to purchase a kit of materials for use in the course. Course kits are available in the first week of classes.

 

AP/HUMA 1745 | AP/ESL1450 6.0 Thinking About Contemporary Canada

INSTRUCTORS: TBA

PREREQUISITE: Native language other than English. Students must have taken a language proficiency test.

DESCRIPTION: Examines how writers, filmmakers, singers and philosophers understand Canada at the end of the 20th century. Emphasizes a range of voices, both rooted in Canada and immigrant, and on issues critical to arrival, belonging and the idea of nation. Note: This course comprises the English as a second language requirement for incoming English as a second language students. It may be counted as fulfilling the general education humanities requirement or as an elective credit. Course credit exclusions: None. Prior TO FALL 2009:

Course credit exclusion: AK/ENSL 1450 6.00.

TEXTS: A list of required texts is distributed to students during the first week of classes. Students are also required to purchase a kit of materials for use in the course. Course kits are available in the first week of classes.

Language of Instruction: English

 

AP/ESL2000 6.0 ENGLISH IN USE

INSTRUCTOR: TBA

PREREQUISITE: Native language other than English. AS/ESL1000 9.0, or permission of the instructor.

Note: This course is not normally open to first year students. Any first year student seeking admission must see the instructor for permission.

DESCRIPTION: This course provides non native speakers of English with opportunities to develop their skills in reading, speaking and writing English, while learning more about varieties of English, and some of the subtitles of the language. Students learn to analyze both spoken and written samples of English in terms of how language is used in various contexts. Class work and assignments involve analysis of, and practice in, different types of English and language use. Topics include: the nature of language (what language is, kinds of meaning) and social uses of language (power relations and language use, conversations, directives); logical fallacies in language; how to persuade; language and gender.

FORMAT: The class meets three hours a week. Students are expected to complete frequent small assignments, both in and out of class, in addition to larger oral and written assignments.

EVALUATION: There is no final examination in this course. Final marks are based on term essays, oral
presentations, small assignments and class participation.

TEXTS: A list of required texts are distributed to students during the first week of classes. Materials for purchase will also be available, including a kit of materials.

Social Science Courses with ESL Tutorials
For course descriptions for Social Science, click here and select the courses you want descriptions for.

AP/SOSC 1009 9.0 Introduction to Social Science (2 tutorials)
AP/SOSC1139 9.0 International Migration (1 Tutorial)
AP/SOSC 1439 9.0 Introduction to Development Studies (1 tutorial)
AP/SOSC 1919 9.0 Education and Social Change (1 tutorial)
AP/SOSC 2319 9.0 Information and Technology (2 tutorials plus one backup)
AP/SOSC 2349 9.0 Foundations of Business and Society (2 Tutorials )

For course descriptions and schedules click here.

Course Descriptions