ELI Course Catalog

 

Listening/Speaking Courses: Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 | Level 4 | Level 5 | Level 6

Reading/Writing Courses: Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 | Level 4 | Level 5 | Level 6

Content Courses

Cohort Courses

Please note: Not all courses are offered every session.

Until the end of the third day of a session (usually Wednesday), you can change your own classes online using UDSIS, the University of Delaware’s Student Information System, unless you do not have access to class changes.

When using the UDSIS registration system, you will only be able to use the action “Swap.” Swap allows you to select a course to add, without losing your seat in your original class unless the add is successful.

In 8 week sessions:

  • Morning Listening/Speaking classes meet 8:15 a.m. to 9:55 a.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Morning Reading/Writing classes meet 10:25 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Afternoon classes are marked “PM” in the section, and meet from 2:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Note: Academic Transitions Program course times may vary

Screen capture of UDSIS Web Registration Swap function

When you search for classes to swap into in UDSIS, look for “PM” in the class section to know if the class meets in the afternoon.

Listening/Speaking Courses

  • ELILSRW 101 | Basic English 1
    Basic 1 is an integrated skills class. In this class you will learn listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. You will have class with the same teacher every day for about four hours. In this class, you will learn the sounds of the English language and the different letters and groups of letters that represent these sounds. You will use what you know about the sounds of English to read and write words and sentences and to improve your spelling of English words. Open to Basic 1 level students only.
  • ELILSRW 102 | Basic English 2
    Basic 2 is an integrated skills class. In this class you will learn listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. You will have class with the same teacher every day for about four hours. In this class, you will learn the sounds of the English language and the different letters and groups of letters that represent these sounds. You will use what you know about the sounds of English to read and write words and sentences and to improve your spelling of English words. Open to Basic level 2 students only.
  • ELILS 101 | General English Level 1
    Listening/Speaking 1 is a beginning class in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Open to Listening/Speaking level 1 students only.
  • ELILS 201 | General English Level 2
    Listening/Speaking 2 is a high-beginning class. In this class, you will learn basic listening strategies to help you understand simple conversations in English. You will also learn and practice vocabulary and grammar to use in simple speaking situations in your daily life. In addition, you will learn the pronunciation and spelling of the English vowel system. Open to Listening/Speaking level 2 students only.
  • ELILS 301 | General English Level 3
    Listening/Speaking 3 is a low-intermediate class. The course is designed to build your listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills in order to prepare you for academic work in English. It includes practice in the following areas. In listening, the focus is on comprehension, vocabulary development, and listening skills and strategies. In speaking, the focus is on grammar and vocabulary development in conversations and group discussions. In pronunciation, the focus is on some individual sounds but mostly on stress, rhythm, and intonation. Open to Listening/Speaking level 3 students only.
  • ELILS 401 | General English Level 4
    This class is an upper-intermediate general English course in communication. This class helps students to develop their overall communicative fluency as well as accuracy in pronunciation, oral grammar, and vocabulary usage. Open to Listening/Speaking level 4 students only.
  • ELILS 411 | Oral Business English
    This introductory course is designed to help students develop their oral/aural communication skills in a basic business context. Listening, fluency, and organization skills are practiced through role-playing, group discussions, oral interviews, and oral presentations. Oral intelligibility instruction focuses on the suprasegmentals (intonation, stress, rhythm, linking, volume, gestures) and fluency development. Open to Listening/Speaking level 4 students only.
  • ELILS 421 | English Through the News
    This course uses radio and television news broadcasts to develop students’ listening comprehension of rapid native speech and complex discourse. Students will work on their spoken English skills through class discussions of current events. Oral intelligibility work focuses on pronunciation, suprasegmentals, and fluency. Open to Listening/Speaking level 4 students only.
  • ELILS 431 | All in the Family
    Families need to communicate about care for children and grandparents, education, health and transportation needs. Students will gather information from service providers, make presentations, and participate in panel discussions and debates. Open to Listening/Speaking level 4 students only.
  • ELILS 511 | Advanced Oral Business English
    This advanced course is designed to develop advanced students’ oral/aural communication skills in a business context. Listening, intelligibility, organization and problem solving techniques are practiced through role-playing, group discussions, oral interviews, oral presentations, special group projects, and introductory case study activities. Oral intelligibility instruction focuses on the suprasegmentals (intonation, stress, rhythm, linking, volume, gestures) and fluency development. Open to Listening/Speaking level 5 students only.
  • ELILS 521 | English Through Stories
    This class seeks to improve listening comprehension through guided listening to stories told by North American storytellers. The stories are based on both universal and American cultural themes. At the same time, stu-dents will develop their speaking skills as they practice pronunciation and oral grammar, and they will improve their fluency as they discuss stories that they hear and tell stories of their own. Open to Listening/Speaking level 5 students only.
  • ELILS 541 | English Through News
    This course uses radio and television news broadcasts to develop students’ listening comprehension of rapid native speech and complex discourse. Students will work on their spoken English skills through class discussions of current events. Oral intelligibility work focuses on pronunciation, suprasegmentals, and fluency. Open to Listening/Speaking level 5 students only.
  • ELILS 551 | Advanced Listening and Communication Skills
    This advanced-level course helps students to develop their listening and speaking skills so that they can function in everyday, academic, and professional contexts. It provides a bridge to both the EAP LS track and level VI culture classes. In this course, students will move from listening to conversations, interviews, radio programs, or podcasts to more complex documentaries, movies, and short lectures. Students will develop their discussion and conversation skills for social and academic purposes, both in and out of class. In addition, the course includes an intensive focus on pronunciation, fluency, and oral grammar. Open to Listening/Speaking level 5 students only.
  • ELILS 570 | English for Academic Purposes 5
    This course is an advanced level English language course which focuses on developing academic language proficiency. It is suitable for language learners who want to prepare for academic study in American universities. The course emphasizes the development of specific listening, speaking and related study skills which will help students succeed in university studies. The pronunciation portion of the class emphasizes understanding native reductions, rhythm and intonation. You must have already passed a level 5 class before taking this class. Open to graduate students only.
  • ELILS 602 | English as an International Language Part 1
    This class is designed for mature, motivated, advanced-level ELI students who intend to use spoken English for professional and academic purposes in an intercultural context. We will explore the various ways that English is used as an international language, including listening to some of the major 21st century English dialects (British, Irish, Australian, and Indian, as well as North American.) In addition, students will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of their own needs as English speakers, and to work on flexible communication and negotiation strategies with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only. Students may only take this course one time. This course does not count as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 603 | English as an International Language Part 2
    This class is designed for mature, motivated, advanced-level ELI students who intend to use spoken English for professional and academic purposes in an intercultural context. We will explore the various ways that English is used as an international language, including listening to some of the major 21st century English dialects (British, Irish, Australian, and Indian, as well as North American.) In addition, students will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of their own needs as English speakers, and to work on flexible communication and negotiation strategies with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only. Students may only take this course one time. This course does not count as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 605 | English Through Drama
    Improve your Listening, Speaking and Vocabulary while telling stories, presenting skits and playing drama games. This class will use drama to help you develop your listening/speaking skills with a special emphasis placed on improving presentation skills. Using short stories, excerpts from plays, and original skits along with improvisation(unrehearsed) activities, students will work together to improve their skills and plan and present a final performance. If possible, we will attend a local live performance. No drama experience is necessary, only a desire to get up out of your chair and create! Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only. This course counts as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 607 Music Listening: The Basics
    Music Listening: The Basics is an advanced level English language course which focuses on developing academic reading, listening, and speaking skills. The course content of a typical university breadth requirement music class will be explored. This course is suitable for advanced students who are preparing for academic study at American universities. It is also suitable for advanced non-academic track students who want to learn more about the topic of music listening while improving reading, listening and speaking skills. Authentic university lectures (online) and a typical textbook for a freshman university class will be utilized.
  • ELILS 615 | English through Film
    This is an advanced level English language course which focuses on developing cognitive academic language proficiency. It is suitable for language learners who want to prepare for academic study in American universities. The course teaches technical video production skills using the University’s video cameras, microphones and computers, while focusing on the development of academic listening, note-taking, speaking and research skills. The pronunciation portion of the class emphasizes understanding native reductions, rhythm and intonation, and focus words. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only. This course does not count as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 620 | Songs That Say Something
    Songs That Say Something is an advanced level English language course which focuses on developing the skill of listening for details (lyrics); discussion skills (discussing the meaning of lyrical poetry); pronunciation suitable to public reading, presenting, and or performing; vocabulary; understanding of figurative language; and deeper understanding of American culture. It is suitable for language learners who want to prepare for academic study in American universities or for those who merely desire to develop advanced level skills in a musical environment. The pronunciation portion of the class emphasizes understanding native reductions and producing intelligible phonemes, proper syllable and clausal stress, and linkage. This course counts as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 625 | English through the 1960s Part 1
    This course focuses on developing students listening and speaking skills in the context of issues and events that occurred in the United States in the 1960s. Class work includes a wide variety of activities such as films, recordings, guest speakers, class activities and projects. Oral intelligibility instruction focuses on suprasegmentals (intonation, stress, rhythm, linking, volume, gestures) and fluency development. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only. Students may only take this course one time. This course counts as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 626 | English through the 1960s Part 2
    This course focuses on developing students listening and speaking skills in the context of issues and events that occurred in the United States in the 1960s. Class work includes a wide variety of activities such as films, recordings, guest speakers, class activities and projects. Oral intelligibility instruction focuses on suprasegmentals (intonation, stress, rhythm, linking, volume, gestures) and fluency development. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only. Students may only take this course one time. This course counts as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 628 | Grammar, Listening, and Academic Discussion
    Grammar, Listening, and Academic Discussion Level VI (GLAD) is designed for students who wish to develop their oral grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary through listening to, reading, and discussing texts on academic and cultural topics. This course pursues thorough understanding of grammar on the sentence and word levels and accurate production in speaking in terms of grammar and pronunciation. The two grammar textbooks are used extensively, and acquisition of vocabulary from material encountered is an important goal. Relatively informal presentations of summaries or results of discussion are frequent. This course counts as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 630 | Advanced Business Case Studies
    This course is designed for pre-MBA students who wish to learn business concepts, improve English proficiency and fluency skills, and develop critical reasoning skills. A case study format is used in preparation for courses taught in MBA programs. This course integrates development of listening and speaking academic study skills with business content. Students improve intelligibility by doing oral exercises to develop stress, intonation and rhythm. Listening comprehension skills and practice note taking is improved by listening to and discussing business videos and news stories from on-line business publications like The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economist, and the video series: America and the New Global Economy. Open to level 6 graduate students only. (Required for all MBA, International Business, Hospitality Business Management, and Accounting graduate students).
  • ELILS 640 | Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
    This advanced course introduces pre-MBA students to the process of preparing a business plan. By working in teams to design and promote a new product or service, students learn essential concepts, skills and vocabulary for your MBA degree or professional work. Skills necessary for effective business communication, including developing PowerPoint slides using graphics and other visuals are practiced. A variety of rhetorical techniques to enhance communication, including how to respond to questions and objections in class discussions and presentations involving native English speakers, are practiced. Students develop critical thinking skills and interact with representatives of Delaware’s small business community. The Entrepreneurship and Business Planning course will give you an edge in your future studies and business ventures. Open to level 6 graduate students only. (Required for all MBA, International Business, Hospitality Business Mgmt, and Accounting graduate students)
  • ELILS 650 | English for Academic Purposes Preparation 6
    EAP Preparation Listening/Speaking (LevelVI) is an advanced-level English language course which focuses on developing academic language proficiency in listening and speaking. It is suitable for language learners who want to prepare for academic study in American universities. The course emphasizes the development of specific listening, speaking and related study skills which will help students succeed in university studies. The pronunciation portion of the class emphasizes understanding native reductions, rhythm and intonation. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only.
  • ELILS 670 | English for Graduate Programs
    This advanced English language course focuses on developing academic language proficiency for language learners who want to prepare for graduate study in American universities. The course emphasizes the development of specific listening, speaking and related study skills which will help students succeed in graduate school, including understanding lectures, giving presentations, and participating in discussions. The pronunciation portion of the class emphasizes understanding native reductions, rhythm and intonation, and focus words. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 graduate students only. (Meets the LS GRAD CAP requirement for all graduate programs, except the MBA, International Business, Hospitality Business Mgmt, and Accounting graduate programs.)
  • ELILS 671 | Health Issues in the U.S.
    Students will read website information (WebMD.com, Yahoo Health News, and other sites) on current health issues such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Attention Deficit (Hyperkinetic) Disorder, obesity, emotional disorders (anorexia, depression), insomnia/sleep loss, and the problems of the American healthcare/insurance system and carry out discussion to understand the mechanisms, symptoms, treatments for these issues. They will also see how these issues have affected famous people and made news. In addition, they will tell stories related to their own experiences and people in their own lives who were affected by these issues. There will be a focus on vocabulary and grammar as well. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only. This course counts as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELI 672 | English for Science and Technology
    English for Science and Technology is a course particularly designed for students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). It is a high-advanced level integrated skills course to foster understanding of communication styles and language in in STEM. The course provides practice in constructing oral presentations in teams, as is usually the case for engineers. It focuses on critical thinking, discussion skills and the development and communication of an engineering or design idea that might be practically applied to improve a situation. For historical grounding in the genuine world of scientific endeavor, the classic work The Double Helix is the primary reading text and the basis for discussion. Opening to Listening/Speaking level 6 students with STEM interest. This course counts as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELI 673 | College Textbook Reading and Discussion
    College Textbook Reading and Discussion is an advanced level English language course which focuses on developing cognitive academic language proficiency. It is suitable for language learners who want to prepare for academic study in American universities. The course emphasizes the development of skills for discussion of academic textbooks, including accurately pronouncing academic words, interacting orally to derive meaning from academic content, leading discussion, building on and developing discussion, asking pertinent grammatical questions, and summarizing content of texts or discussions. Proper syllable stress of academic vocabulary, sentence intonation that communicates focus, and gestures that facilitate meaningful communication are key points of emphasis in the class. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only. This course counts as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 674 | Academic Business English
    This is a course for students entering into business majors and want to learn important background knowledge for business courses. This includes vocabulary building, ability to read business media like the Wall Street Journal, participate in business team projects, listen to academic lectures on business topics, and publicly speak on business topics. Open to Listening/Speaking level 6 students only. This course counts as an ARSC151 elective for students in the Academic Transitions program.
  • ELILS 677 | Advanced Academic Communication and Note-taking (AACN)
    Advanced Academic Communication and Note-taking (AACN) is an advanced level English language course which focuses on developing cognitive academic language proficiency. It is suitable for language learners preparing for academic study in American universities. The course emphasizes the development of specific listening, speaking, note-taking, summarizing, and related study skills which will help students succeed in university studies. The pronunciation portion of the class emphasizes understanding native reductions and producing intelligible phonemes, proper syllable stress of academic vocabulary, and intonation that communicates focus. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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Reading/Writing Courses

  • ELILSRW 101 | Basic English 1
    Basic 1 is an integrated skills class. In this class you will learn listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. You will have class with the same teacher every day for about four hours. In this class, you will learn the sounds of the English language and the different letters and groups of letters that represent these sounds. You will use what you know about the sounds of English to read and write words and sentences and to improve your spelling of English words. Open to Basic 1 level students only.
  • ELILSRW 102 | Basic English 2
    Basic 2 is an integrated skills class. In this class you will learn listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. You will have class with the same teacher every day for about four hours. In this class, you will learn the sounds of the English language and the different letters and groups of letters that represent these sounds. You will use what you know about the sounds of English to read and write words and sentences and to improve your spelling of English words. Open to Basic level 2 students only.
  • ELIRW 101 | General English 1
    Open to Reading/Writing level 1 students only.
  • ELIRW 201 | General English 2
    Open to Reading/Writing level 2 students only.
  • ELIRW 301 | General English 3
    Open to Reading/Writing level 3 student only.
  • ELIRW 401 | General English 4
    This class is an upper level intermediate English course which improves and extends students’ language skills in reading, writing and grammar. Reading selections are varied, and both reading and writing instruction introduces the students to critical analysis and exposition (description, comparison/contrast and summaries). Open to Reading/Writing level 4 students only.
  • ELIRW 421 | American Culture
    This class is an upper-intermediate level content-based English course. It explores the values and conventions of American society. Students in this course will expand their grammar skills, improve their ability to read general, non-technical information, and develop their ability to write clear summaries, descriptions, and comparisons. This course is intended for any Level IV student—general, business-oriented, or academically bound. Open to Reading/Writing level 4 students only.
  • ELIRW 431 | Written Business English
    This introductory course addresses reading and writing in a business context. Writing assignments simulate actual business communications — letters, memos, informal, progress and status reports, telexes, proposals, case studies etc. In addition to the business course text, reading materials include the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as business magazines, such as Forbes, Fortune, and Business Week. Reading instruction focuses on understanding vocabulary through context and scanning for specific information. Open to Reading/Writing level 4 students only.
  • ELIRW 501 | General English 5
    This class gives students who do not intend to pursue an academic degree in the USA an opportunity to develop their English communication skills at a low advanced level. Reading selections are varied, taken from “real English” sources, and cover contemporary issues. Practice in writing emphasizes stating and supporting opinions, and a strong grammar component builds on the foundation established in the previous level, and helps students apply their knowledge of the structure of English to their writing. Open to Reading/Writing level 5 students only.
  • ELIRW 515 | Advanced Written Business
    The course is designed to introduce students to formal business writing, including trip, progress and status reports; short and long proposals and case studies. In addition, each student will complete one final technical report on a subject related to his/her career or study. The report will include an abstract, final table of contents, figures and references. Both format and content will be addressed in class. Pre-requisite for this class is Written Business English. Open to Reading/Writing level 5 students only.
  • ELIRW 519 | Read It! Watch It!
    This course focuses on developing students’ reading and writing skills by exploring the differences and similarities that exist between written expression (such as short stories, poems, and novels) and visual expression (such as films). Students will read a text, view its film version, and compare the two versions through writing exercises such as compositions, book and film reviews, and other creative writing activities. Open to Reading/Writing level 5 students only.
  • ELIRW 523 | English Through American History
    This class is focused on the improvement of students’ reading, writing, and grammar skills through the study of the culture and history of United States of America from its founding to the Civil War, and from the late 1800s until the present day.  This class will alternate between these two periods from session to session.  It will give an overview of the significant events in American history that have shaped political, cultural, and social trends since the country’s founding. At the end of this class, students will have increased their abilities to understand American culture while demonstrating the required proficiency in English through the desired learning outcomes. Open to Reading/Writing level 5 students only.
  • ELIRW 570 | English for Academic Purposes 5
    Class work concentrates on three analytical processes: critical thinking, reading, and writing. The thinking component provides students with practice in the logic of English, and in identifying propaganda devices and the development of logical arguments. The reading component provides practice in analyzing academic and literary texts, in increasing reading rates and comprehension, and intensifying word power. The writing component of the course gives student practice in academic assignments: essays and critical analyses, revision work, paraphrasing, summarizing, and research. Among the kinds of writing assigned are exposition, argumentation, and description. Patterns of development practiced include process, comparison/contrast, definition, cause/effect, and analysis. A research paper with abstract, outline, citations, and bibliography is required of all students. Open to graduate students only. You must already have passes a level 5 class before taking this class. Not open to undergraduate Academic Transition program students.
  • ELIRW 601 | English for Professional Purposes
    This class is designed for students who wish to improve their English skills at the advanced level for professional, personal or academic reasons Reading selections are varied and include short stories, popular science articles from magazines, poems, and short prose passages. Writing assignments include reviews, descriptions, interviews and short synthesis papers. The grammar lessons build on the students’ grammar foundation and are designed to help students apply their knowledge of the structure of English to their writing. Open to Reading/Writing level 6 students only.
  • ELIRW 611 | English Through the Media
    This course is designed for level six students who want to improve their reading and writing skills and apply their knowledge of grammar and new vocabulary to their reading and writing. There will be an emphasis on students’ choosing material to read, and responsibly guiding some of their own development as they explore newspapers and magazines. Open to Reading/Writing level 6 students only.
  • ELIRW 619 | Read It! Watch It!
    This course focuses on developing students’ reading and writing skills by exploring the differences and similarities that exist between written expression (such as short stories, poems, and novels) and visual expression (such as films). Students will read a text, view its film version, and compare the two versions through writing exercises such as compositions, book and film reviews, and other creative writing activities. Open to Reading/Writing level 6 students only.
  • ELIRW 650 | English for Academic Purposes Preparation 6
    This course is designed for students who have passed EAP V Reading/Writing but need more experience in academic reading, writing, and grammar before pursuing the EAP VI Reading/Writing class. Students who have earned less than a B in any of the three skills areas in EAP V may take this class in preparation for EAP VI.  This academic class could also be chosen by ELI students in the general or culture tracks who want a more challenging reading/writing class. First priority would be given to CAP students needing more academic work as mentioned above. Open to undergraduate Reading/Writing level 6 students only.
  • ELIRW 670 | English for Graduate Programs 6
    For prospective or conditionally-admitted graduate students only. The course focuses on developing the academic reading and writing skills necessary for graduate study in the U.S., including academic and professional Masters degrees, the MBA, and doctoral study. Specifically, students learn how to understand, summarize, respond to, and integrate graduate-level texts (from academic journals, high-quality journalism, professional websites, and textbooks). In addition, the course provides a comprehensive review of the essential grammar for research writing. (Required to meet the CAP requirement for all graduate programs, including the MBA.) Open to graduate Reading/Writing level 6 students only.
  • ELIRW 671 | Corporation X: A Practical Approach to Business Management, Leadership and Organizational Behavior
    Corporation X provides an opportunity for students to develop their listening and speaking skillsbased on reading and writing materials in the business context. In class, students will increase their business vocabulary usage as well as develop grammar skills as they participate in activity-based learning while simulating working in an American company.  The corporate simulation offers practice in dealing with current issues facing companies today. Specifically, students will take on the roles of various positions within a company while actively planning and executing projects, solving problems, negotiating deals, emailing associates, running meetings and analyzing and using financial data for various purposes. Open to Reading/Writing level 6 students only.
  • ELIRW 675 | GRE/GMAT Preparation
    This course is for students who plan to enter an MBA or other graduate program. Students will develop and apply their skills in English language reading comprehension and writing necessary to fulfill the GMAT/GRE admissions requirements. This course will integrate development of reading and writing academic study skills within the course content. Students will be able to understand logical arguments, especially the identification of issues, conclusions, evidence, inference and logical fallacies and to identify the main idea in a graduate level reading passage, increase their graduate level vocabulary, and develop grammar skills needed for their GMAT/GRE essays as well as to choose the best answers for the multiple choice sections. (Required for pre-MBA students who have not met the GMAT requirement; optional for all other students) Open to graduate Reading/Writing level 6 students only.

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Content Courses

  • ELIANTH 101 | Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
    Major ideas and areas of study in social and cultural anthropology. Use of ethnographic data and film to illustrate the anthropologist’s view of societies in their sociocultural and ecological dimensions. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Breadth and Multicultral Requirement. This course is open to Academic Transitions 2 or 3 students.
  • ELIARSC 150 | Foundations of English for Academic Purposes 1
    An integrated-skills English for Academic Purposes course, with a focus on disciplinary content, language development and university preparation. The learning outcomes emphasize oral and written fluency and accuracy, intensive and extensive reading, development of library research skills, and critical synthesis of academic sources. Students must demonstrate the ability to understand and use English in a wide range of university contexts, including lectures, class discussions, group work, individual assignments, and informal conversation. Open to Academic Transitions 1 students only.
  • ELIARSC 151 | Foundations of English for Academic Purposes 2
    Foundations of English for Academic Purposes II is an integrated-skills class (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) that uses academic content to develop all in the U.S. The goal of this course is to teach you to read critically, analyze arguments and information, and engage in constructive ideation through its focus on academic reading and writing in a variety of disciplines and genres; communicate effectively in writing, orally, and through creative expression based on its focus on academic writing, formal oral presentations, and informal group discussion and problem based learning; and work collaboratively and independently within and across a variety of cultural contexts and a spectrum of differences through an emphasis on promoting intercultural communication and classroom engagement. Open to Academic Transitions students only.
  • ELIARSC 152 | Academic Transitions Capstone
    Navigating the genres of any academic discipline requires students to study the ways language is used in their fields. The purpose of ARSC 152 is to develop students’ genre awareness and language proficiency by making language not only the outcome of the course but also the content of the class. You will learn how to analyze disciplinary texts by identifying the typical staging of the target genre along with specific language features, such as stance, hedging, citation practices, nominalization, pronouns, reference, cohesion, and information structure. To do this, you will conduct original research within your chosen major (or a subject area of your choice). You will confirm your findings through library research and interviews with peers, mentors, and faculty in your discipline. The course culminates in a student-led conference with poster presentations to an invited audience. Open to Academic Transitions 3 students only. C+ in ELIENGL 110 is required.
  • ELIARTH 151 | Myth, Religion and Art
    An introduction to the study of mythical and religious images, types, attributes and symbols on a comparative basis from many ages throughout the world. Includes representations of deities, heroes and heroines, as well as images with supernatural powers and satirical images. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Open to Academic Transitions 2 or 3 students only. C+ in ELIARSC 150 is required.
  • ELIAT 601 | Academic Transitions Study Skills
    The AT Study Skills class is a college preparation class intended for advanced level ELI students entering Academic Transitions 2. The course enhances the development of specific academic skills and study strategies, and emphasizes cultural and linguistic expectations that will support future success in university studies.
  • ELIBHAN 155 | Personal Health Management
    Utilizing group problem solving techniques and on-line resources, students develop a comprehensive approach to managing their own health. Open to Academic Transitions 2 or 3 students only. C+ in ELIARSC 150 is required.
  • ELIBUAD 110 | Basics of Business
    Introduction to business for majors to inform them about each of the functional areas of business through lectures, readings, discussions, guest speakers, cases and projects. Includes topics relating to operations, marketing, finance, management, accounting and management information systems, as well as business ethics, and critical thinking and decision making. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Open to Academic Transitions 2 or 3 students only. C+ in ELIARSC 150 is required.
  • ELICHIN 204 | The Art of Chinese Calligraphy
    Introduction to the rich art of Chinese calligraphy that has a long history of over 2,000 years. Explore the evolution of Chinese characters, the aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy, various kinds of intriguing ink and brush writing. Students will learn how to use brush pen and some basics of Chinese painting and be able to paint simple objects. Open to Academic Transitions 2 or 3 students only. C+ in ELIARSC 150 is required.
  • ELICOMM 212 | Oral Communication in Business
    Includes an analysis of the types and principles of the communication inherent in the business and professional setting; a concentration upon the development of presentational skills: analyzing audiences, questioning, interviewing, researching, supporting, organizing and delivering information; an opportunity to develop and present materials within dyads, small groups and public contexts. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Open to Academic Transitions 2 or 3 students only. C+ in ELIARSC 150 is required.
  • ELICOMM 256 | Principles of Communication Theory
    Introduction to theories and research in communication including a survey of the areas of the field. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • ELIECON 101 | Introduction to Microeconomics
    Introduces supply and demand concepts with basic economic graphs. Examines models of perfect and imperfect competition and determinants of production price and quantity. Covers microeconomic issues such as the effect of government regulation and environmental problems. COREQ: One of the following: ELIMATH114, ELIMATH 115, ELIMATH117, ELIMATH221, ELIMATH241, ELIMATH242, or ELIMATH243
  • ELIECON 102 | Introduction to Macroeconomics
    Analyzes the determinants of unemployment, inflation, national income and policy issues relating to how the government alters unemployment and inflation through government spending, taxes and the money supply. Open to Academic Transitions students only. Prerequisite: C+ in ELIARSC 150.
  • ELIENGL 110 | English Composition
    Introduction to the process of academic writing that centers on the composition of analytical, research-based essays. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Open to Academic Transitions 2 students only. Prerequisite: C+ in ELIARSC 150.
  • ELIGEOG 120 | World Regional Geography
    Introduction to the geographic regions of the world and the changing relations between regions. Emphasis is on environmental, economic, and political geographic relationships between industrial and developing nations. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Open to Academic Transitions students only. C+ in ELIARSC 150 is required.
  • ELIGEOL 105 | Geological Hazards and their Human Impact
    Geological processes and events that adversely affect humans and civilization. Methods for predicting and dealing with geological hazards. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Breadth Requirement: Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology. This course is open to Academic Transitions 2 or 3 students.
  • ELILEAD 200 | The Leadership Challenge
    Introduces students to the challenge of leadership in an increasingly complex, global, and fast-paced world. Provides theoretical bases of leadership while encouraging students to develop their own leadership potential. Open to Academic Transitions students only. Prerequisite: C+ in ELIARSC 150.
  • ELILEAD 300 | Leadership Creativity and Innovation
    Provides students with the theoretical bases of leadership, creativity, and innovation that inform the effective practice of leadership. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions (AT), a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • ELIMATH 110 | Intermediate Algebra
    Review skills necessary for pre-calculus and college mathematics and statistics. Topics include a review of sets, operations with polynomial and rational expressions solving equations and inequalities, and an introduction to the coordinate plane and functions. Requires arithmetic and Algebra 1 skills. MATH010 does not earn credit towards a degree. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • ELIMATH 114 | College Mathematics and Statistics
    Stresses mathematical concepts and algebraic skills with a strong emphasis on applications in the areas of management, life and social sciences. Topics include various function classes and models as well as statistics including descriptive statistics, probability, and regression. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Open to AT2 and AT3 students only.
  • ELIMATH 115 | Pre-Calculus
    Designed to prepare students for ELIMATH 241. All topics included in ELIMATH 115 are covered, as well as additional topics in functions, trigonometry, linear systems, and nonlinear systems. Other topics may be added at the discretion of the instructor. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Prerequisites: Students must achieve an acceptable score on the Math Placement Exam in accordance with current standards determined by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. See the UD Math Placement page for more information. About this section: Only four credits from any combination of ELIMATH 113, ELIMATH 114, ELIMATH 115, ELIMATH 117, ELIMATH 127, ELIMATH 170 and ELIMATH 171 can count toward graduation. Open to Academic Transitions students only. Prerequisite: C+ in ELIARSC 150.
  • ELIMATH 117 | Pre-Calculus for Scientists and Engineers
    Designed to prepare students for ELIMATH 241. All topics included in ELIMATH 115 are covered, as well as additional topics in functions, trigonometry, linear systems, and nonlinear systems. Other topics may be added at the discretion of the instructor. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students.Prerequisites: Requires a grade of C- or better in ELIMATH 010 or students must achieve an acceptable score on the Math Placement Exam in accordance with current standards determined by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. See the UD Math Placement page for more information. Open to Academic Transitions students only. Prerequisite: C+ in ELIARSC 150.
  • ELIMATH 221 | Calculus I
    Topics include functions, graphing functions, limits, derivatives, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration, and techniques of integration. Business applications are emphasized. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students.Prerequisites: ELIMATH 115, or ELIMATH 117 or an acceptable score (determined by the Department of Mathematical Sciences) on the Math Placement Exam. More information on the Math Placement Exam is available on the UD Math Placement page. Credit cannot be received for both ELIMATH 221 and ELIMATH 241. Open to Academic Transitions students only. Prerequisite: C+ in ELIARSC 150.
  • ELIMATH 241 | Analytic Geometry and Calculus A
    Functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and definite integrals. Exponential and log functions; simple differential equations modeling exponential growth and decay (linear and separable ODEs). This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students.Prerequisites: ELIMATH 117, or students must achieve an acceptable score on the Math Placment Exam in accordance with current standards determined by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. See the UD Math Placement page for more information. About this section: Credit cannot be received for both ELIMATH 241 and ELIMATH 221. Open to Academic Transitions students only. Prerequisite: C+ in ELIARSC 150.
  • ELIPHYS 207 | Fundamentals of Physics 1
    First course in a sequence with PHYS208 that provides an introduction to physics for those in physical sciences and engineering. Emphasis on Newton’s laws of motion and conservation principles. These are applied to motion in a gravitational field, and to rotation of a rigid body. Integrates conceptual understanding with extensive problem solving and laboratory experience. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • ELIPLSC 202 | History of Landscape Architecture
    Overview of the history of landscape design from pre-history through the Modern and Post Modern Eras. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Open to Academic Transitions students only. Prerequisite: C+ in ELIARSC 150.
  • ELIPOSC 150 | Introduction to American Politics
    The foundations, principles and processes of American politics. Topics include the Constitution, political institutions (Congress, presidency, courts), parties, interest groups, campaigns, elections, public opinion and political participation. This course designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Open to Academic Transitions students only. Prerequisite: C+ in ELIARSC 150.
  • ELIPOSC 240 | Introduction to Global Politics
    Introduction to key concepts and theories for understanding politics on a global level. Topics include the structure of the international system, causes of war and peace, economic globalization, international organizations and other issues and processes that cross national borders. Open to AT2 and AT3 students only.
  • ELISCEN 109 | Art of Botany
    An introduction to how plants are intimately linked with the visual arts through exploration of their aesthetic value and the biological, chemical, and physical properties of plant-derived compounds and materials used as artistic media. This course is designated as a section of Academic Transitions, a program designed to provide enhanced learning support for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • ELIUNIV | Cohort International First Year Seminar (CIFYS)
    The seminar is designed to help international student adjust to college life. Led by faculty who will work closely with peer mentors and others to help ensure that the first semester is successful and provides the foundation for your future success at UD. Opportunity for class discussion while utilizing the common reader, class assignments and university-wide programming. Highlights our commitment at UD to being a community that recognizes and appreciates diversity and difference.

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Cohort Courses

  • ELICO 100 | Undergraduate Academic Transitions Cohort Cycle 1
    Your Academic Transitions Cohort course is a class designed to help you improve your academic study skills and to prepare you for success in your college life. The goals of this course are to assist you in the following areas: Personal Responsibility, Academic Engagement, Community Engagement, and Effective Communication
  • ELICO 200 | Undergraduate Academic Transitions Cohort Cycle 2
    Your Academic Transitions Cohort course is a class designed to help you improve your academic study skills and to prepare you for success in your college life. The goals of this course are to assist you in the following areas: Personal Responsibility, Academic Engagement, Community Engagement, and Effective Communication
  • ELICO 300 | Undergraduate Academic Transitions Cohort Cycle 3
    Your Academic Transitions Cohort course is a class designed to help you improve your academic study skills and to prepare you for success in your college life. The goals of this course are to assist you in the following areas: Personal Responsibility, Academic Engagement, Community Engagement, and Effective Communication
  • ELICO 400 | Undergraduate Academic Transitions Cohort Cycle 4
    Your Academic Transitions Cohort course is a class designed to help you improve your academic study skills and to prepare you for success in your college life. The goals of this course are to assist you in the following areas: Personal Responsibility, Academic Engagement, Community Engagement, and Effective Communication
  • ELICO 500 | Undergraduate Academic Transitions Cohort Cycle 5
    Your Academic Transitions Cohort course is a class designed to help you improve your academic study skills and to prepare you for success in your college life. The goals of this course are to assist you in the following areas: Personal Responsibility, Academic Engagement, Community Engagement, and Effective Communication
  • ELICO 600 | Undergraduate Academic Transitions Cohort Cycle 6
    Your Academic Transitions Cohort course is a class designed to help you improve your academic study skills and to prepare you for success in your college life. The goals of this course are to assist you in the following areas: Personal Responsibility, Academic Engagement, Community Engagement, and Effective Communication
  • ELICO 941 | Graduate Conditional Admissions Program Cohort Cycle 1
    Cycle 1 focuses on you as a graduate student in the United States. You will learn about the requirements and expectations that your teachers and program have for you as a graduate student here. You will also discuss culture shock and living in a new place, and learn something about what Americans are like. You will have an orientation to the UD campus, and go on a retreat to learn about how you can work together with your cohort to complete projects. You will also begin practicing having effective group discussions.
  • ELICO 942 | Graduation Conditional Admissions Program Cohort Cycle 2
    Cycle 2 focuses on your graduate program. You will learn about your particular graduate program at UD. You will attend a class in your department, and also have an orientation to the writing center. You will read an entire book in English, and discuss the reading in class. You will also focus on the professional/academic skills of time management and personal responsibility.
  • ELICO 943 | Graduation Conditional Admissions Program Cohort Cycle 3
    Cycle 3 focuses on your local and academic communities. You will explore the local community in Newark and the greater communities around Newark, as well as the academic community that you are a part of at UD. You will host an event in your community. You will visit Morris Library for an orientation. You will read an entire book in English, and discuss the reading in class. You will also focus on the professional/academic skills of resume writing and academic honesty.
  • ELICO 944 | Graduation Conditional Admissions Program Cohort Cycle 4
    Cycle 4 focuses on you as a global citizen, an ethical citizen, a leader and an agent of change. You will research a global social justice issue and/or do a service learning project in your local community. You will read an entire book in English, and discuss the reading in class. You will also explore on the professional/academic skills of reading, note-taking and test-taking strategies, focusing on graduate level exam styles such as essay exams, open-book/notes, and take-home exams.
  • ELIUNIV | Cohort International First Year Seminar (CIFYS)
    The seminar is designed to help international student adjust to college life. Led by faculty who will work closely with peer mentors and others to help ensure that the first semester is successful and provides the foundation for your future success at UD. Opportunity for class discussion while utilizing the common reader, class assignments and university-wide programming. Highlights our commitment at UD to being a community that recognizes and appreciates diversity and difference.

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