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EDPE 3018: THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week. Pre-requisite: Any first course or its equivalents. This course is devoted to the analysis and discussion of the nature of the English language as it is spoken in the United States. Emphasis is placed on researching and teaching different ESL methodologies, strategies, and theories. Issues surrounding the teaching of English in Puerto Rico are discussed. The instructional materials that are used in the public elementary schools of Puerto Rico are examined. Project based activities, quasi-demonstration classes, and classroom observations are required.

INGL 0060: PRE-BASIC ENGLISH, three (3), three (3) contact hours per week. This course is designed for students who scored 450 or fewer points in the English portion of the CEEB. It aims to prepare them with the skills needed to perform at a satisfactory level in the Basic English course. It will focus on helping students acquire basic grammar, listen-speaking and reading-writing skills. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

INGL 3011:  HONORS ENGLISH I, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.    Pre-requisite:  a score of more than 690 in the English Achievement section of the CEEB.  This first year English course designed for students who possess a higher command of the English language.    The course presents a vision of various literary genres such as fiction, poetry, and the short story. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

INGL 3012:  HONORS ENGLISH II, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.    Pre-requisite:  INGL 3011.    Other literary genres such as non-fiction and drama will be studied.    This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

INGL 3015:  ENGLISH FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisite:  INGL 3101-3102, INGL 3103-3104 or INGL 3011-3012.  This course is designed to help students enrolled in technological and scientific programs develop English skills and vocabulary to help them in their areas of study. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

INGL3015: English for the Science and Technology I (Online)

INGL 3021.  ORAL AND WRITTEN ENGLISH I, three (3) credits, three (3) lecture and laboratory hours per week.  Prerequisites: INGL-3102 or INGL 3104 or INGL 3112. Course designed for future elementary school teachers who have to teach all classes in the curriculum including English. The student learns identification and sound production, accentuation, rhythm, and intonation.  Student will have practice in the laboratory in order to correct individual difficulties. 

INGL 3022: ORAL AND WRITTEN ENGLISH II, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week. Pre-requisite: INGL 3021. This is the continuation of INGL 3021 .

INGL 3061:  ORAL AND WRITTEN ENGLISH FOR PUBLIC COMMUNICATION I, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisite:  INGL 3101, INGL 3102.  Offered to a limited number of students of public communication.  The course teaches students to speak and write clearly and effectively, utilizing an oral and written communication approach and a program of laboratory experiences.

INGL 3062:  ORAL AND WRITTEN ENGLISH FOR PUBLIC COMMUNICATION II, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisite:  INGL 3061.  Continuation of INGL 3061.

INGL 3093:  CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisite:  INGL 3092 or its equivalent.  Practice to develop the skills for vocabulary acquisition.  The class is held completely in English.

INGL 3094:  CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH FOR PROFESSIONALS, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  The course is designed to improve oral expression and to increase vocabulary through reading and discussion of literary and technical texts.  This course will assist in the interpretation of English textbooks.

INGL 3101:  BASIC ENGLISH I, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  This course is designed for students who score 451-480 on the English sub-test of the CEEB that have the permission of the English Department Chairperson or have completed English 0060. It is designed to meet the students’ immediate needs and to give them a command of English for professional and cultural growth. Skills in reading and writing are reinforced.  The skills developed in class will be reinforced orally in the language lab.  It is recommended that students who scored less than 450 on the English sub-test of the CEEB take English 0060.  This course is offered through the Continuing English Program.

INGL 3102:  BASIC ENGLISH II, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisite:  INGL 3101.  This is the continuation of INGL 3101. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities

INGL 3102: BASIC ENGLISH II (Learning Community Based), three (3) credits + one (1) hour listening/speaking practice in the language laboratory (no credits). Pre-requisite: English 3101 or its equivalent (Students enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in the English lab/ INGL-3114 in order to pass the course.)

INGL 3103:  INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH I, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  This course is designed for students who score 581-690 on the English sub-test of the CEEB and who have the permission of the English Department chairperson.  Oral and written communication are stressed as well as the reading and analysis of essays and short stories.

INGL 3104:  INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH II, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisite:  INGL 3103.  This is the continuation of INGL 3103 with emphasis on the analysis of the short story and poetry. The practice of research techniques is introduced.  

INGL 3113:  ORAL PRACTICE FOR BASIC ENGLISH I, zero (0) credits, one (1) contact hour per week.  Laboratory for INGL 3101.

INGL 3114:  ORAL PRACTICE FOR BASIC ENGLISH II, zero (0) credits, one (1) contact hour per week.  Laboratory for INGL 3102.

INGL 3117:  CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH FOR STUDY AND TRAVEL, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week. Designed for student who will be traveling to and studying in English-speaking country.  Students will engage in communicative activities such as role-playing, dialogues, speeches, oral reports and essays, interviews, simulations, etc.  The environment will serve as a living laboratory where students will apply the skills learned in spontaneous situations at shopping malls, restaurants, offices on campus, transportation systems, amusement parks, museums, theaters, sports events and activities, etc.  Emphasis on pronunciation, vocabulary development, and problem-solving techniques that are needed to communicate effectively in English.

INGL 3201:  GRAMMAR, COMPOSITION AND READING I, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisite:  INGL 3102.  Practice in writing composition and creating oral reports upon selected readings including essays, short stories, poems, dramas and novels. Attention will be given as needed to grammar and idiomatic expressions.

INGL 3202:  GRAMMAR, COMPOSITION AND READING II, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisite:  INGL 3201.  Continuation of INGL 3201, with an introduction to research techniques leading to a research paper.

INGL 3221:  INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE I, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisites:  INGL 3102, INGL 3104. Analysis and appreciation of the short story and essay.  Oral and written practice of developed themes, taking into consideration the literary genres mentioned. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

INGL 3222:  INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE II, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Pre-requisite:  INGL 3221.  Continuation of INGL 3221.  Analysis and appreciation of poetry, drama and the novel. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

INGL 3230: RADICAL WOMEN'S WRITING IN THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week. The word radical according to Merriam Webster relates to “favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions.” Given the contemporary rash of disinformation regarding gender and women’s issues, we will contemplate the use of the term to explore prominent women’s literature/feminist narratives in English through 20th and 21st century writers. Through the prismatic lens of various voices, we will explore the genres of poetry, personal narrative, short fiction and drama. These narratives will be paralleled against historical references, psychoanalytical approaches, critical texts and other frameworks in order to think critically, discuss and respond to the question of power in women’s voices, minds and bodies.

INGL 3238: INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Theory and practice of the creation of fiction, poetry and drama.  Detailed in-class criticism of student papers by instructor and fellow classmates. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

 

INCO 3005: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION I, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Prerequisites: Basic English or its equivalent. This course is designed to provide the student with the background and training for communicating in written form facts and ideas effectively. Special attention is given to correct English usage in business writing and understanding of the principles governing all communication. Emphasis on handling problem situations through business letters and memorandums, which will influence human behavior and get the desired results, are practiced. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

INCO 3006: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION II, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week.  Prerequisites: INCO 3005. This course is designed for students who are majoring in business administration. It emphasizes on the writing of different types of business letters. The course develops business-writing skills, and studies the principles of business communication. It also provides oral practice.

INCO 3007: Advanced Business Communication, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week. Basic English or its equivalent. This special course includes the work required in
INCO 3005 and INCO 3006. It includes additional work on solving problems associated with writing business correspondence. The level of this course is relative to the ability of the average student.

INCO 3025: CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH FOR SECRETARIES I, one (1) credit, two (2) contact hours per week. Prerequisites: INGL 3101 – 3102 or equivalent. This course is designed for students who are working towards completing an Associate Degree in the Office Systems Program. This course emphasizes the acquisition of vocabulary with practice in situations relevant to the office as a workplace.

INCO 4006: REPORT WRITING, two (2) credits, three (3) contact hours per week. Prerequisites: Business English 3005-3006. Report Writing (INCO 4006) provides training in fundamental techniques of Business Communication. Throughout the course, students will produce samples of dynamic and effective writing concerning business situations and problems. Special emphasis is given to the procedures concerning report writing, as well as the organization, objectivity, and will practice research techniques for the collection of primary and secondary data. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

INCO 4008: STRATEGIC BUSINESS COMMUNICATION,Two (2) credits, three (3) contact hours per week and one (1) hour of lab. Application of strategic business communication applied to oral and written message development in English and document design. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

INCO 4035: BUSINESS TRANSLATION, Two (2) credits, two (2) contact hours per week. Prerequisites: INCO 3005-3006.  This course is designed to develop student’s practical skills in the techniques employed in English/Spanish and Spanish/English translation. Focus is on building vocabulary, using idiomatic expressions, and to the structure of both languages as may apply to business. Special emphasis is given to the style and tone of the business letter.

INCO 4055: ONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH FOR SECRETARIES II, One (1) credits, two (2) contact hours per week. Prerequisites: INCO 3025. This course is designed for students in the Office Systems Program. It aims to develop students’ listening and speaking skills. Special attention is given to the acquisition of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions related to the field. It also emphasizes the particular patterns of stress and intonation of English grammar.

LITE 3011: MODERN LITERATURE, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week. An overview of the world literature that best represents the humanism, baroque and neo- classical periods. The literary genre and changes in traditional literature are emphasized. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.

LITE 3012: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE, three (3) credits, three (3) contact hours per week. Pre-requisite: LITE 3011. An overview of the world literature that best represents the romantic, realist and surrealist periods. The literary genre and changes in traditional literature are emphasized. This course can be taught in both traditional and distance learning educational modalities.