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0912 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE II (3 credits) Review and advancement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing of English. Focuses on perfecting English pronunciation through the use of Reading Week Seminar and improving English proficiency in the four basic skills areas. Extensive vocabulary development, understanding of American culture, accurate composition, and further practice in discussion and individual oral presentations. Prerequisite: International student with a score below 80 and above 70 on the Michigan College English Test or DEVL 0911 with a grade of A or B.
0913 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE III (2 credits) Review and advancement of listening, speaking, reading, and writing of English. Extensive vocabulary development and more emphasis on composition accuracy. Prerequisite: International student with a score below 90 and above 80 on the Michigan College English Test or DEVL 0912 with a grade of A or B.
0970 LIFE CAREER PLANNING (2 credits) This course is designed to give students a realistic view of the world of work. Values clarification, cross-cultural communications, and job shadowing are key elements of this course. Several career assessment instruments are administered, including Discover, SDS, Myers Briggs, and Fundamental Interpersonal Response Orientation (FIRO-B).
0980 READING AND STUDY SKILLS (2 credits) Emphasis is placed on the skills critical to college success. Time management, improved reading strategies, listening, note taking, and test taking are taught through practical application using a variety of materials, including the students' own textbooks.