ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Apply strategies used in the three main stages of the Writing Process. Spiral strategies include brain storming, outlining, drafting, proofreading, rewriting and editing
- Formulate an effective thesis statement
- Support thesis with concrete supporting details
- Avoid global errors such as fragments, run-on/splice sentences, dangling modifiers
- Avoid errors in tenses and agreements
- Correctly incorporate quotation, summary, and paraphrase when citing outside sources
- Correctly apply required parenthetical documentation and bibliographical documentation format
This course is mainly for students whose first language is not American English and/or whose higher education experience in U.S. institutions is limited. The course includes basic formats and expectations, cultural and linguistic sensitivity, correct source usage to avoid plagiarism, documentation styles and application, global and local writing issues, common grammar issues and other relevant issues in academic communication in English.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: class attendance
Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.