2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
    Nov 18, 2018  
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


General Information

Learning support prerequisites: Enrollment in most college-level courses requires qualifying test scores or completion of learning support coursework. To determine eligibility for college-level courses, students who have tested into learning support courses should check the advising chart on the Advising Resources webpage.

Tennessee Board of Regents designations: Courses denoted with the ♦ symbol are General Education courses transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Every TBR institution incorporates a common 41-hour General Education core into its degree requirements and accepts all courses designated with the ♦ symbol as meeting these requirements. A complete matrix of courses that satisfy General Education requirements at all TBR institutions is available on the TBR Web page, policies.tbr.edu/policies/general-education-requirements-and-degree-requirements.

University of Tennessee designations: Courses denoted with the ★ symbol are Pellissippi State courses that receive direct course equivalency at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Courses

 

English for Speakers of Other Languages

  
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    ESOL 0921 - Reading

    Credit(s): 3
    A reading course designed for non-native speakers.  This course focuses on vocabulary building strategies, reading for information, and basic reading strategies.  It prepares students to read material at an intermediate level of English.

    Prerequisite(s): A score between 1 and 79 on the ESOL reading placement test

    Corequisite(s): ESOL 0931  and ESOL 0941  
         or
    consent of program coordinator

  
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    ESOL 0931 - Writing

    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory writing course that covers a variety of English sentence structures, rules of punctuation, paragraph development, and summarizing.

    Prerequisite(s): A score between 1 and 99 on the ESOL reading placement test and a score between 2 and 4 on the ESOL writing placement test

    Corequisite(s): ESOL 0941  or consent of program coordinator

  
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    ESOL 0941 - Grammar

    Credit(s): 3
    A course to help non-native speakers create and understand increasingly complex sentence structures and phraseology. Opportunities for application of these structures in writing paragraphs and brief essays will be provided.

    Prerequisite(s): A score between 1 and 99 on the ESOL reading placement test and a score between 2 and 4 on the ESOL writing placement test

    Corequisite(s): ESOL 0931  or consent of program coordinator

  
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    ESOL 1060 - English Conversation, Pronounciation & Listening

    Credit(s): 2
    This course helps students improve their English speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills while mastering the patterns of English spelling. The production of English sound patterns and related spelling patterns are practiced throughout the semester.  The objectives covered in this course apply to any speaker who does not have excellent conversation, pronunciation or listening skills.