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300-levels are for college and are each designed for 3 semester credits.

200-levels are high school level equivalent to a full-year or half-year content, as specified.

College Courses

Course Title: COLLEGE BASIC ENGLISH
Number: EN300
3 semester credits

EN300 is a college course that provides a basic review of and/or remedial instruction in English, including grammar, usage, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph development, rhetorical patterns of writing, and basic research. Students will complete many practice exercises, write paragraphs, and write a basic research essay. This course will help to improve students' written English and prepare them for future college composition courses and other college level writing. The course is also available for ESL students, who should sign up for EN300ESL.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: COLLEGE ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
Number: EN310
3 semester credits

(Also known as Freshman English I) This college course provides instruction in the major rhetorical patterns of writing encountered in college level writing, such as narration, description, process, definition, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, and persuasion. Students will be required to write a minimum of five (500-word) essays which show a grasp of the patterns discussed. Students will also learn the fundamentals of college level research, proper documentation, and will write a research paper. 12 weeks.

English as a Second Language (ESL) students should register for EN310ESL. This covers the same course topics as EN310, but instruction and comments are tailored to the needs of the ESL student.

Required text. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE
Number: EN311
3 semester credits

(College level. Also known as English Composition II.) This course provides study and analytical reading of world literature, focusing on short stories and poems. The text includes a balance between classic and contemporary writers, offering a wide range of literary works. Drama is introduced. There are 11 units of study with writing assignments for each unit in the form of 8-10 questions requiring a well-developed paragraph for each question. Two research, analytical essays of 500-750 words are required. The Final Project is a 7-10 page comparative critical analysis of two literary works or two authors. Prerequisite: EN310 or equivalent 3-credit English Composition I course.

Required text. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE (college)
Number: EN312
3 semester credits

In this college level course, students will gain an overall understanding of the American literary tradition. The course provides a survey of American writers starting from the early beginnings of the nation up to the 20th century. Through the study of this literature, students will also learn the historical context underlying the literary works and will see the ways in which particular works have contributed to the evolution of American culture. Students will read original source materials, perform research into secondary source materials, and will discuss literary works through written assignments. There are 11 units of study with writing assignments for each unit in the form of questions requiring well-developed paragraphs for each question. Some questions will be short; others longer. The Final Project is a 7-10 page comparative critical analysis of two literary works or two authors.

Required text. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
Number: EN313
3 semester credits

The study of works of major British authors from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 20th Century, supplemented by consideration of literary trends on relation to the social and political history of England. 3 college semester credits.

Required text. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Number: RES300
3 semester credits

This college survey course offers an overview of types and techniques of research, with emphasis on applied research in an educational, community, or social-action setting. Participants explore sources of research literature, and investigate proper methods on how to read research reports, including critical thinking about the various elements of the reports. Examples of qualitative and quantitative methods are introduced. The assignments consist of advanced readings, sample exercises, library research, field observation or self-initiated projects. Students will review design, data-collection, interpretation, and reporting roles when using quantitative, qualitative, evaluation, action-research models, interventions, and methodologies. This course may be taken by students in the social and natural sciences. College-level course listed in Social Sciences, Humanities/English, and Business.

Required text. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH WRITING
Number: RES305
3 college semester credits

RES305 is a college course that introduces the foundations of research writing. The course is designed to equip students with an understanding of commonly employed research methodologies that can be utilized to improve productivity and increase customer satisfaction. Special emphasis is placed on writing styles, grammar, and format as guidelines for a course-ending research paper.

Required text. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD
Number: HUM305
3 semester credits

(Formerly The Study of Religion) This course explores the historical development and central beliefs and practices of each of the major world religions. Each religious movement is approached from both a chronological and geographical viewpoint. As religion and spirituality continue to be powerful motivators in society, students will examine the importance of religious thought and expression within each of the current major world religions. The course attempts to be a thorough historical and scholarly study, without bias or partiality. College level. 3 semester credits. No prerequisites.

Required textbooks. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE
Number: HUM310
3 semester credits

In this college course, learners will develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the historical and literary value of both the Old and New Testaments. Included will be discussion of the political and religious history of Biblical times, the original languages, modern translations, and the varied literary styles of the authors. Learners will discover how to explore the Bible for themselves and develop their own careful and thoughtful opinions about its meaning. The course both stands by itself and serves as a reliable foundation for further study of Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible itself. (Note: This course may be taken for English credit instead of Humanities. If you need English credit, please inform the Registrar during registration..)

Required textbooks. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS
Number: HUM311
3 semester credits

This is a detailed study of the historical context, culture, miracles and teachings of Jesus Christ as portrayed in the four ancient Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to describe the historical circumstances of the period between the writing of the Old and New Testaments; evaluate the various critical methods that scholars use to study ancient documents; summarize the unique historical, literary and theological characteristics of each of the four Gospels; articulate Jesus' primary teachings and activities; and describe and critically examine the major issues surrounding the historicity and theology of Jesus. College level.

Required textbooks. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Number: COM312
3 semester credits

Business Communication is designed to develop communication skills for postsecondary, college, and adult students. Writing skills and grammar are emphasized, as well as fundamental principles of effective communication for today's business world. Along with this is coverage of technology applications including e-mail, Web research, online employment resources, and electronic presentations. Topics include: foundations of communication; writing skills; grammar review; memoranda, e-mail, and routine letters; negative, persuasive, and goodwill messages; informal reports, proposals and formal reports; oral presentations, meetings, and telephone communications; the job search, resumes, and cover letters; and employment interviewing.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: PRINCIPLES OF SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING
Number: TSL301
3 semester credits

This course approaches the field of TESOL from the theoretical direction, providing students with a comprehensive framework upon which further learning will be based. The course explores the major theories and principles of second language learning and teaching, research in second language acquisition, and provides a preview of the dominant teaching approaches based on theories discussed. Upper level college.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: ENGLISH LINGUISTICS
Number: TSL302
3 semester credits

This course examines the English language and its structure from linguistic perspectives. It assists prospective ESL/EFL teachers in enhancing their understanding of English pedagogy through understanding terminology and principles of linguistic theory an in expanding their skills in linguistic analysis of English. Upper level college.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATION
Number: TSL303
3 semester credits

Language is a key component of culture and is a primary means for transmitting much of culture. Children learning their native language are learning their own culture, and similarly, second language learners also are learning a second culture. This course examines the meaning of culture, focuses awareness on the role of various cultural factors in second language learning and teaching, and assists the student in developing an appropriate pedagogy to address different cultural factors. Upper level college.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: ESL/EFL TEACHING METHODS AND MATERIALS
Number: TSL304
3 semester credits

This is the first in a two-course series that provides practical, hands-on learning for ESL/EFL teachers (see also TSL305). The course will assist teachers in identifying and selecting appropriate teaching techniques based on proven methodology; in selecting materials, including technology-based materials and media; in developing skills for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing; and in writing lesson plans. Upper level college.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: ESL/EFL COURSE DEVELOPMENT
Number: TSL305
3 semester credits

This is the second course in a two-course series that provides practical, hands-on learning for ESL/EFL teachers. This course explores how to plan and design ESL/EFL courses for various audiences and purposes through a series of case studies. Also included is instruction on how to select and design tests; classroom management techniques; and how to write a course syllabus. Students will develop an ESL/EFL course as the primary course project. Upper level college.

Required textbook. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: STUDY SKILLS
Number: GST300
3 semester credits

College. Students will learn how to use their learning styles to tailor their approach to learning, process information more efficiently, manage time effectively, set goals, increase concentration, reduce stress and procrastination, read college textbooks and improve comprehension, take notes from textbooks and lectures, improve listening skills, use a variety of note taking systems, prepare for tests, and perform well on tests with a variety of question formats.

A hardcopy textbook is required. See CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: SURVEY OF WORLD HISTORY
Number: SST312

This is a college survey course exploring the foundations of modern civilization, beginning with the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Chinese, and progressing to the modern world. Through this historical study, students will gain an understanding of the rise and fall of nations and empires, including political, economic, and military developments. World civilizations are examined in a comparative context. 3 college semester credit.

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High School Courses

Course Title: BASIC ENGLISH I
Number: EN200

Basic English I is the first of two courses intended for students who want a basic review of and/or remedial instruction in English, including grammar, usage, and sentence structure. Students will be doing many practice exercises which will help to improve their grasp of written English and to prepare them for future composition courses. Basic English I covers sentence structure, parts of speech, phrases, clauses, and usage. Materials are provided online. (Half year course. EN200 and EN201 equate to a full year of high school Basic English.)

English as a Second Language (ESL) students should register for EN200ESL. This covers the same course topics as EN200, but instruction and comments are tailored to the needs of the ESL student.

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Course Title: BASIC ENGLISH II
Number: EN201

Basic English II is the second of two courses offering a basic review of and/or remedial instruction in English with a focus on writing. This course trains the student in paragraph development and rhetorical patterns of writing, as well as provides instruction on punctuation. Paragraph writing is highlighted in EN201, whereas sentence writing is highlighted in EN200. Half year content course. Together, both courses provide a foundation for students wanting to take courses in essay writing or business writing. Materials are provided online.

English as a Second Language (ESL) students should register for EN201ESL. This covers the same course topics as EN201, but instruction and comments are tailored to the needs of the ESL student.

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