CMAT 102-002 INTRODUCTION TO MASS MEDIA Theory, history, structure and functions of mass media (print, film, recording, radio, television, new media), advertising, journalism and public relations. Students may not receive credit for both CMAT 110 and CMAT 102. Three hours per week with enhancement. Meets General Education IIIA or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IB).
ELI 42-001 ORAL COMMUNICATION II This two-level oral communication series provides non-native speakers with the opportunity to practice and improve their listening and communication skills in both social and academic settings. Listening practice includes academic lectures, interviews, video and audio files. This course provides students with opportunities to discuss cultural topics related to the United States and other countries represented in our class. This course meets three hours a week. Prerequisites: Courses must be taken sequentially. Corequisite: Michigan English Placement Test. Three hours per week.
ELI 72-001 ELA THRU AMER SOCIAL STUDY By exposing international students to American social studies, students have opportunities to become familiarized with daily English in all four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. While learning the contents, students are gaining more exposure to the authentic academic English and hands-on experience. Course meets three hours per week and is offered in spring and fall. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all Level I courses.
ELI 81-001 ISSUES IN AMERICAN MEDIA Designed to help non-native speaking students at a higher level of English proficiency (Levels III and IV) become more familiar with the way native speakers discuss topics and concerns commonly portrayed in American news and media. Become introduced to these issues and learn their importance to Americans; furthermore, students are encouraged to share the stance on these issues in their home country as well. Standpoints are argued through debate and essay formats. Course is available twice a year (fall and spring semesters) and meets three hours every week. Prerequisite is successful completion of all Level 2 courses or placement test results (65 percent or higher).
ELI 94-001 TALKING W CONF W NAT SPKRS Refine oral communication skills. Intended for high-advanced-level students who expect to use spoken English in an intellectual context. Learner outcomes include improved listening comprehension of natural speech, speaking fluency and accuracy. Activities include discussions, listening tasks, presentations, course discussions and role plays. Meets three hours per week and is offered in the spring and fall.