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Winter '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in English Language Institute


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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in English Language Institute
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ELI

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for English Language Institute.


ELI 420. Research Paper Writing.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Altman

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An advanced writing course for master and Ph.D. students who are required to write research papers or need to develop their Master thesis. The course is designed especially for those students who need to develop their academic skills within the context of the university, particularly the ability to organize a paper, express hypotheses and arguments in an academic style. The course will meet on a weekly basis as well as provide tutorial help according to discipline in a level of ability and awareness in terms of academic skill in research writing and argument.

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ELI 434. Discussion and Oral Argumentation.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christine Feak (cfeak@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Non-native English speaker; advanced graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An advanced oral communication course. This course provides instruction and practice opportunities in an academic seminar-style format. The force is "listener-oriented" that is, how effectively the speaker guides the listener in facilitating an understanding of the information. Two skill-areas are stressed 1) effective organization of information and 2) effective speech presentation skills.

Through a variety of speaking assignments, students are responsible for presenting information, either individually or as members of a small panel team then opening the floor for group interaction and guiding discussion. Audience members play reciprocal listener/speaker roles by paraphrasing points made, asking for clarification, offering their own viewpoints and raising related issues.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 584. International Teaching Assistants Seminar and Practicum.

Section 001 Topic?

Prerequisites: Participants must have an IGSI appointment to register for this course. Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

IGSI Seminar and Practicum is designed to provide language support instruction to IGSI who have shown considerable ability (4 on the screening) in using academic English, but who need additional feedback, evaluation, and suggestions for improvement in their language and communicative skills in the laboratory, classroom or office hour assignments. Participants will be recommended by IGSI workshop coordinators and/or screening evaluators. Individual observations of teaching, with and without video, and consultations are the primary mode of instruction, with individual seminar meeting to discuss issues of concern to all enrolled, such as getting and using mid-semester feedback from students. Emphasis is placed on whatever weaknesses both the IGSI and instructor identify, such as skills and strategies for effective presentations, negotiations, and other interactions with the students and course faculty.

Individual videoing and consultation will take place as well as seminar discussion on appropriate language and culture for the classroom, lab and/or office hour. Emphasis will be improving presentation skills, i.e., effective use of body language, gestures stress intonation, etc. listening and responding skills in the classroom, eliciting and negotiation techniques in the office hours and lab, and general interaction skills needed in the IGSI situation.

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ELI 600. Dissertation and Dissertation Proposal Writing.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Christine Feak (cfeak@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Non-native English speaker. Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An advanced writing course for doctoral candidates. The course focuses on the dissertation writing process, complex literature reviews, the introductory and concluding chapters and dissertation abstracts. In addition, focus will be on academic correspondence such as applications, recommendations, reviews, and response. Regular consultation are provided for students to work on their individual research writing.

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ELI 601. Speaking in Research Contexts.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Helen J Morley

Prerequisites: Non-native English speaker; advanced graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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