EAC149 - English and Communications

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Subject Title
English and Communications

Subject Description
EAC149 is a non-credit developmental course in reading, writing, and oral expression that prepares students for EAC150. In this course, you will expand your vocabulary, and learn to write more clearly and persuasively through analyzing non-fiction, fiction, and other media; writing paragraphs and short essays; and participating in class discussions.

PREREQUISITES: You have been placed in this course based on your performance on the English Skills Assessment, or successful completion of EAP300 or EAC139

Credit Status
This course cannot be used as a credit in a post-secondary program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of EAC 149, you will be able to:

1. Produce an essay of approximately 500 words with clear intent, supporting material that is appropriately developed and organized, and a recognizable conclusion
2. Identify and discuss the key elements of successful paragraphs and essays
3. Paraphrase and summarize content from a variety of sources
1. Develop the ability to critically analyse text by

• identifying and paraphrasing the main idea and supporting details 
• recognizing the organizational pattern/s (rhetorical style/s)
• determining author bias and assumptions
• making inferences, predictions and conclusions
2.  Develop vocabulary through reading and writing
Grammar & Editing
1. Write more effective sentences by
•  improving sentence coordination and subordination
•  eliminating fragments and run-on sentences
2. Use the grammar, punctuation and spelling of standard English
Information literacy
Demonstrate knowledge of basic information literacy, including
•  assessing, integrating and documenting sources using MLA style
•  avoiding plagiarism
Oral proficiency
Demonstrate understanding through oral responses & present ideas coherently to a group.
Topic Outline
You will be given classroom instruction and exercises in the following areas:
  1. Readings from prescribed texts
  2. Writing (paragraphs and essays)
  3. Grammar / Mechanics
  4. Introduction to MLA Documentation
You will receive a schedule of activities and assignments in an addendum from your professor.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.