ELAN 102: Academic English I

This course provides students with the opportunity to improve their written and spoken English in the context of the academic study of Buddhism. Students will further their studies in grammar, vocabulary, syntax, punctuation, and spelling. They will develop the ability to use spoken and written English with precision, clarity and grammatical correctness in order to communicate their ideas effectively to others in research papers, essays, response papers, and oral presentations. The course will focus on the use of appropriate grammatical forms (both in speaking and in writing), suitable punctuation and paragraphing to convey meaning clearly and with facility in writing, and developing the ability to communicate factual information clearly, concisely and adequately both orally and in writing.