Jun 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LS 100 - Academic Listening and Speaking I

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
Academic Listening and Speaking I is the first 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 education, business, and sociology. 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 topics and main ideas
  • Listen for reasons, examples, and specific information
  • Listen for causes, effects, and solutions to problems
  • Guess the meaning of words from context
  • Use a variety of strategies to take and organize notes

Academic Speaking:

  • Describe preferences and interests
  • Ask for and give permission and advice
  • Ask for and give an opinion
  • Keep a conversation going
  • Clearly pronounce key vowel and consonant sounds

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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