Undergraduate English Support

In collaboration with the Departments of English and Communication, courses are offered for bilingual resident and international undergraduate students.

The following table lists courses. Course descriptions and additional information can be found in the current undergraduate catalog.

 

ENGL 1101 English Composition I for bilingual resident and international students (3 credits)
Analyze and write academic genres (e.g., extended definitions, summaries, critiques), develop research writing skills (paraphrasing, synthesizing, citing), practice the writing process (including developing revision and editing skills), and improve the use of academic vocabulary and grammar. Instructors are trained in ESL and second language writing.
ENGL 1102 English Composition II for bilingual resident and international students (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Passing grade in ENGL 1101.
Increase your academic writing abilities beyond the level of proficiency required by ENGL 1101. Paraphrasing and summarizing, revision and editing, and research skills are stressed. Academic vocabulary and grammar review is provided as necessary. Instructors are trained in ESL and second language writing.
SCOM 1000 Human Communication for bilingual resident and international students (2 credits)
Explore human communication, including language development and verbal, non-verbal, interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, and intercultural communication. Practice speaking and listening skills. Instructors are trained in ESL and second language writing. The course may be used as one of the courses required in Area B, Institutional Options.

 

Information about undergraduate courses for bilingual resident and international students:

  1. These courses are for credit: 3 hours for English Composition; 2 hours for Human Communication.
  2. These courses have similar learning outcomes as sections taught through the Departments of English and Communication.
  3. These courses fulfill the university’s English Composition and Human Communication requirements.
  4. To register, a student must be a non-native speaker of English. A non-native speaker is someone whose first language is not English, regardless of citizenship or visa status.
  5. Students voluntarily register for these sections. No authorization is required to register.
  6. Students can locate the courses by looking at the “Comments” column on GoSolar or PAWS during registration. The comment indicates that these sections are “reserved for bilingual/non-native English speakers”.
  7. Students also enrolled in the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Georgia State University must complete IEP 0650 and IEP 0950 before registering for ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102 and must complete IEP 0750 before registering for SCOM 1000. For information about the IEP, a non-credit English language program, click here.

 

If you are not a current Georgia State University student, you may be interested in the Intensive English Program (IEP). For information about the IEP, a non-credit English language program, click here.