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English for Academic Purposes Course Descriptions

The Drury University English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program, housed in the Department of English, is a one-semester academic program designed to provide an intensive learning experience for students who need to improve their listening, speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills in English. 

The EAP program is a 6-course curriculum that helps students prepare for enrollment the following semester.  Students participate in conversation tables and attend university events with their American tutors as a component of their intensive acculturation experience.

ENGL 110: English for Academic Purposes: Oral Communications (Entering the Discourse)
3 credit hours

A practical course designed for international students to improve their skills in both listening and speaking. Class content is discussion-oriented, includes both personal and public discourse, public speaking and group presentation projects, and emphasizes clarity in pronunciation.

ENGL 111: EAP: Writing and Research (Framing an Argument)
3 credit hours

This course prepares international students to become college writers. The class teaches rhetoric and logic; style and voice; ethical research methods, documentation, and standards of academic integrity.

ENGL 115: Intensive English (Joining the Community of Scholars)
3 credit hours

This course includes lectures, activities, and projects designed to acculturate students to the liberal arts classroom at Drury University, as well as the Springfield community.

ENGL 116: Grammar (Developing Independent Strategies for Success)
3 credit hours

This course is student goal/task-focused on strategies to improve language facility; that is, individualized instruction seeks to help each student improve his or her use of grammar in both written and oral communication, and develop personal study strategies.

ENGL 117: Reading (Responding to Texts)
3 credit hours

Course emphasis is both on improving reading comprehension strategies, and responding meaningfully to the writing of others. Course focus is on the American Experience.

ENGL 120: English for Academic Purposes: Field Studies in Academic Culture
1 credit hours

Designed as the field studies component to EAP 115, this course focuses on acculturation to university life. This class allows students to experience a full-credit humanities course as a language learner, observer and participant.