EAC149 - English and Communications

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Last revision date 2018-11-07 11:03:27.616
Last review date 2018-11-07 11:03:27.616

Subject Title
English and Communications

Subject Description
EAC149 is a non-credit remediall course in reading, writing, and oral expression that prepares students for COM101. In this course, students will expand their vocabulary and learn how to express themselves more clearly and persuasively through analyzing texts, writing paragraphs and short essays; and participating in class discussions.

PREREQUISITES: Students are placed in this course based on your performance on their performance on the English Skills Assessment, or successful completion of EAP300.

Credit Status
This course is non-credit.

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

Upon successful completion of EAC 149, students will be able to

1.   Paraphrase and summarize content from a variety of texts
2.   Identify and discuss the key elements of successful paragraphs and essays
3.   Produce an essay of approximately 500 words in a particular rhetorical style


• 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
Grammar & Editing
1. Write more effective sentences by
•  improving sentence coordination and subordination
•  eliminating fragments and run-on sentences

 Information literacy
Demonstrate knowledge of basic information literacy, including
•  paragraphing, using direct quotes and e
•  avoiding plagiarism

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.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.