Feb 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LS 300 - Academic Listening and Speaking III

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
Academic Listening and Speaking III is the third in a four-course sequence designed to further develop needed skills in academic listening, speaking, vocabulary use, and critical thinking, as well as deliver academic strategies to prepare students to be successful in a university setting. Skills and strategies are delivered through content-based instruction with topics including global business, art, psychology, and health. This course enhances students’ understanding of American culture and university life by engaging them in listening to everyday conversations on a college campus as well as authentic academic lectures. They will work to uncover the “mechanics” of speaking and listening by analyzing pronunciation and intonation patterns, as well as common English phrases. Students will actively take place in various types of discourse in class, such as formal and informal small group discussions and presentations. They will also participate in events on campus and in the community where they will further develop their speaking and listening skills. This course is required for program completion. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Academic Listening:

  • Listen for main ideas and meaning of terms
  • Listen for examples, differences, comparisons, causes, and effects
  • Notice topic change signals
  • Guess the meaning of words from context
  • Use a variety of strategies to take and organize notes

Academic Speaking:

  • Ask for and give clarification and confirmation
  • Participate in a panel discussion
  • Interpret symbols
  • Present a persuasive argument
  • Clearly pronounce key vowel and consonant sounds

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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