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YELI Bachelor Program

Program Mission

To equip students with communicative competences which allow them to accurately use English in a range of academic contexts.

 

Program Objectives

YELI Bachelor Program has both cognitive and behavioral objectives, which can be described as follows:

•To meet the English writing needs of Bachelor Degree courses

•To develop learners’ ability to plan, draft and write academic texts

•To develop learners ability to form cohesive, substantiated arguments

•To engage students in the range cognitive processes involved in academic writing

 

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the two-semester Bachelor Degree program, students should be able to:

•distinguish and analyze the different parts of a clause or sentence

•paraphrase and summarize short or long passages from authentic materials

•design outlines and write long process, cause/effect, comparison/contrast and argumentative essays on topics of general interest relating to their community or their country

•demonstrate skills in collecting data, in analyzing facts and events, in drawing conclusions and making recommendations

•write a cover letter, a personal narrative and a response (paraphrasing, summarizing, completing or critiquing) to a text in their specialized subjects

 

Course Description

English Composition I is a one-semester, 3-hour credited course offered to all YUC students who have completed the foundation program. It views writing as an organized process that is successfully completed at several stages starting from brainstorming and ending up with editing.

Course Main Objective:

It aims at equipping students with the basic writing tools to enable them to write paragraphs effectively. Students, in this course, learn how to write a well-written paragraph with a variety of sentences (simple, compound, and complex) free from grammatical mistakes.

 

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

•Identify different steps of the writing process. 

•Identify the components of a well-written paragraph. 

•Organize the ideas in a logical order and/or categorize them before writing a paragraph.  

•Edit a written paragraph either their own or their peers’ for grammatical and spelling mistakes. 

•Revise the ideas in a paragraph for coherence, cohesion, relevance and sequence.  

•Produce written paragraphs that are free from grammatical and mechanical errors (Second draft). 

•Develop skill for independent learning. 

•Communicate personal ideas and thoughts.  

•Develop teamwork skills. 

 

Course Description

English Composition II is a 3-hour credited course offered to Management Science Department students at YUC who have completed English Composition I successfully. It views writing as an organized process that is successfully completed at several stages starting from brainstorming and ending up with editing. skills learned in class.

Course Main Objective

The purpose of this course is to equip students with the basic writing tools to write multi paragraph compositions effectively on different non-academic topics. Students learn how to write a well-organized composition with a variety of sentences (simple, compound, and complex) free from grammatical and mechanical mistakes.

Course Learning Outcomes:

•Identify different steps of the writing process.

•Identify the components of a well-written paragraph and composition.

•Organize the ideas in a logical order and/or categorize them before writing a multiple paragraph composition

•Use a variety of sentences (simple, compound, and complex) free from mistakes.

•Revise a composition for coherence, cohesion, relevance and sequence

•Edit a composition,  either their own or their peers’,  for grammatical, punctuation and spelling mistakes – writing mechanics

•Produce multiple paragraph composition that are free from grammatical and mechanical errors.

•Develop skill for independent learning.

•Communicate ideas and thoughts.

•Collaborate with classmates to develop and present short composition outline with an introductory and concluding paragraph using correct paragraph and short composition structure.

 

Course Description

This course is designed to provide business and management science students with the practical skills needed in written business communications. It aims to develop students’ ability to compose rhetorically effective business reports, following appropriate language and style conventions. In addition, to help students write research- and data-oriented reports, this course also covers use of graphics, tables, and other visual elements in business reports, as well as use of references when citing relevant information.

 

Course Main Objective

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

•Analyze different business report purposes and audiences.

•Write various short business reports following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Write business case study report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Select, evaluate, integrate, and compose visual information into business reports.

•Select, evaluate, integrate, and present information gathered from multiple sources into business reports.

•Use appropriate referencing when incorporating outside sources.

 

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

•Analyze appropriate report based on the purpose/nature of the task and audienceship

•Plan, draft, and revise 2-3-pages short trip report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Plan, draft, and revise 2-3-pages short incident report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Plan, draft, and revise 2-3-pages progress report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Plan, draft, and revise 10-12-page business case study report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Use appropriate referencing when incorporating outside sources in business reports.

 

Course Description

This course is designed to provide business and management science students with the skills and competency in oral and written communication needed in their future work environments. This course puts the students in a real-life situation starting from the day they submit their resumes and do their job interview to the days where they have to work with or lead a team. The course explores the many ways people communicate at work in this increasingly digital world, including use of email, presentation, video conferencing, and social media. To that end, the course equips students with the skill to address the different purposes, audiences, and rhetorical decision-making process in communication.

 

Course Main Objective

The purpose of this course is to equip students with basic business communication skills. They will develop their reading comprehension of business-related texts and consolidate and extend their command of English grammar and business vocabulary. They will also learn how to arrange for meetings and write business-related letters/email. Students will learn how to prepare and pass job interviews and how to prepare and deliver presentations successfully.

 

Course Learning Outcomes

•Develop business vocabulary.

•Consolidate and extend command of English grammar.

•Develop comprehension of business texts.

•Write resumes and business related letters/emails.

•Run and participate in  business meetings.

•Pass a job interview successfully according to a set criteria.

•Create and deliver presentations effectively.

•Develop workplace communication skills in interviews, presentations, workplace correspondence and meetings.

•Build confidence and self-esteem through practice.

•Collaborate with peers to complete tasks successfully.

Course Description

ENGL 131 – Academic Writing Skills is a 3 credit hour English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course designed for students in the CS and CE students. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of academic writing and aims at developing students’ ability to plan, draft, and write a wide range of academic texts. In addition, the course also focuses on developing critical thinking skills through reading-writing integrated activities which is essential in academic contexts. Throughout the semester, students will write and respond to a range of paragraphs and essays for different purposes. The course uses a variety of teaching strategies that emphasize the student-centered approach to learning.  As a culminating project, students are to work collaboratively to write an essay incorporating all the skills learned in class.

Course Main Objective:

 This course teaches the students the necessary academic writing skills they need to succeed in an academic institution using English as the medium of instruction. By the end of the course, students are expected to improve how to process the main ideas as well as specific ideas in a written text and how to write effective five-paragraph academic essays in different styles on different topics.

 

Course Learning Outcomes:

•Recognize the different steps of the writing process.

•Identify the different parts of a well-structured academic paragraph and essay.

•Write a well-structured and coherent academic paragraph with a good topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence.

•Use prewriting strategies to plan for writing academic and nonacademic essays.

•Write essay outlines (introduction, the thesis statement, body, and conclusion)

•Summarize and paraphrase  given texts

•Write a 4-5 paragraph academic essay on given topics. 

•Collaborate with classmates to develop a five-paragraph essay with an introductory, body  and concluding paragraph using correct paragraph  and essay structure

Course Description

This course is designed to provide computer science and computer engineering students with skills and competency in oral and written communication needed in their future work environments. This course puts the students in a real-life situation starting from the day they submit their resumes and do their job interview to the days where they have to work with or lead a team. The course explores the many ways people communicate at work in this increasingly digital world, including use of email, presentation, video conferencing, and social media. To that end, the course equips students with the skill to address the different purposes, audiences, and rhetorical decision-making process in communication.

Course Main Objective:

The course aims at teaching students how to communicate effectively and use appropriate strategies when delivering presentations in academic and professional settings. Students will also learn how to write professional emails/letters and press releases used at workplace. Students will also learn how to work collaboratively to complete their assigned tasks.

 

Course Learning Outcomes:

•Recognize the barriers of communication with others and use strategies to overcome them at the workplace.

•Appraise the quality of sources of information when preparing presentations.

•Apply strategies for effective verbal and nonverbal communication in academic and professional settings.

•Conduct and participate in formal meetings effectively.

•Pass successfully an interview that meets the dos and don’ts of job interviews.

•Prepare and deliver effective presentations on topics related to their specializations or work-related topics.

•Write professional cv and cover letters/emails  following standardized format and appropriate tone/phrases

•Write press releases following standardized format and appropriate tone/phrases

Course Description

This course is designed to provide computer science and computer engineering students with the practical skills needed in technical writing. It aims to develop students’ ability to compose rhetorically effective technical reports, following appropriate language and style conventions. In addition, to help students write research- and data-oriented reports, this course also covers use of graphics, tables, and other visual elements in technical reports, as well as use of references when citing relevant information.

Course Main Objective:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

•Analyze different technical report purposes and audiences.

•Write various short technical reports following appropriate language and style convention.

•Write a feasibility report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Select, evaluate, integrate, and compose visual information into technical reports.

•Select, evaluate, integrate, and present information gathered from multiple sources into technical reports.

•Use appropriate referencing when incorporating outside sources.

 

Course Learning Outcomes:

•Analyze appropriate report based on purpose/nature of the task and audience-ship

•Plan, draft, and revise 2-3 pages short lab report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Plan, draft, and revise 2-3 pages short field report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Plan, draft, and revise 2-3 page short progress report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Plan, draft, and revise 10-12 pages long feasibility report following appropriate language and style conventions.

•Use appropriate referencing when incorporating outside sources in business reports.

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