ESL 030 American Cultural Experience


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2018-53
Prerequisite:
ESL 028 or placement
Co-Requisites:

None

Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
3.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

In this course, ESL students explore and experience venues and events important to Delaware culture and history. Students participate in on and off-campus learning activities to become more familiar with the local community.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

Course may involve visits to places with entrance fees.

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Identify important historical and cultural venues in the local community. (CCC 1)
  2. Describe the importance of key places and events to Delaware history and culture. (CCC 1)
  3. Apply basic listening and reading skills to comprehend written and spoken information about local venues and events. (CCC 1, 2, 5, 6)
  4. Construct basic spoken and written questions to request information about places, people, and events. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
  5. Apply conversational and cultural conventions of American English to support effective engagement with others. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Identify important historical and cultural venues in the local community.
    1. List local places of historical or cultural importance.
    2. Describe the location of local historical and cultural sites.
    3. List several basic facts about various historical or cultural venues in Delaware.
  2. Describe the importance of key places and events to Delaware history and culture.
    1. Explain the role that various places held in Delaware history.
    2. Describe how various venues represent or illustrate American culture or values.
    3. Describe how various places impact Delaware’s culture or people today.
  3. Apply basic listening and reading skills to comprehend written and spoken information about local venues and events.
    1. Extract basic information from spoken recordings and presentation about cultural or historical places and events.
    2. Locate and extract key information from brochures, flyers, posters, websites, and other publications that are written for a general audience.
    3. Recognize and list key facts from both spoken and written sources of information.
  4. Construct basic spoken and written questions to request information about places, people, and events.
    1. Express general yes and no and information questions in basic tenses.
    2. Compose written yes and no and information questions about local sites and events.
    3. Use past tense to generate spoken and written questions about historical sites and events.
    4. Recognize individual gaps in understanding and pose appropriate questions to address them.
  5. Apply conversational and cultural conventions of American English to support effective engagement with others.
    1. Communicate with others to share or exchange interpersonal and/or cultural information.
    2. Exchange spoken and written information with others in a clear and culturally appropriate way.
    3. Apply spoken and written language to ask and respond to questions in culturally appropriate ways.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Reading quizzes (5-7) – weighted equally

25%

Vocabulary quizzes (4) – weighted equally

25%

Weekly question & listening log

20%

Weekly spoken summary

30%

TOTAL

100%

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

None

Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.