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New Mexico State University
Undergraduate Catalog
2012-2013

SPCD-SPEECH/ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

SPCD 101. Int Eng - Sec Lang I - 3-18 cr.
Instruction for undergraduates in speaking, reading and writing basic conversational English. Class meets 30 hours weekly. Enrollment limited to students in International Intensive English Program. Consent of instructor required.
SPCD 102. Int Eng - Sec Lang II - 3-18 cr.
Continuation of SPCD 101. Intermediate level. Class meets 20 hours weekly. Enrollment limited to undergraduate students in the International Intensive English Program. Consent of instructor required.
SPCD 103. Intensive English as a Second Language III - 3-18 cr.
Writing and speaking academic English. Class meets 10 hours weekly, with additional laboratory hours at the instructor's discretion. Enrollment limited to undergraduates in International Intensive English Program. Consent of instructor required.
SPCD 105. Intensive Training in English I - 3-12 cr.
Instruction in speaking, reading, and writing elementary English as a second language. Course meets 25-30 hours weekly. The first of a series of preparatory academic English courses. Enrollment limited to Center for Intensive Training in English registrants. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Graded S/U.
SPCD 107. Intensive Training in English III - 3-12 cr.
Advanced academic training in English. Course emphasizes formal written and speaking skills in preparation for degree work at university. Class meets 25-30 hours weekly. Enrollment limited to Center for Intensive Training in English registrants. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Graded S/U.
SPCD 108. Intermediate ESL Listening and Speaking - 3 cr.
Development of listening and speaking skills with attention to pronunciation. Emphasis on conversation and oral practice appropriate to an academic setting. Prerequisites: placement based on English language screening test, and either a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or consent of instructor. Graded S/U.
SPCD 110. Intermediate ESL Composition and Grammar Review - 3 cr.
Development of fluent academic writing skills, with an emphasis on grammar review for editing purposes. Prerequisite(s): Placement based on English language screening test, and either a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or consent of instructor.
SPCD 111G. Advanced ESL Composition - 4 cr.
Academic writing, including library research papers and the issue of plagiarism, for students with nonnative English. (SPCD 111G is substituted for ENGL 111G for international students whose native language is not English.). Prerequisite(s): Placement based on English language screening test, and either a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or consent of instructor; or successful completion of SPCD 110. Restricted to: Main campus only.
SPCD 200. ESL: Independent Study - 1-12 cr.
Independent study of English as a second language tailored to meet the specific needs of students from other countries. Prerequisite: registered in CITE program. Graded S/U.
SPCD 451. Intensive English as a Second Language I - 3-18 cr.
Instruction in speaking, reading, and writing basic conversational English. Class meets 30 hours weekly. Enrollment limited to beginning level graduate students in the International Intensive English Program. Consent of instructor required.
SPCD 452. Intensive English as a Second Language II - 3-18 cr.
Continuation of SPCD 401. Class meets 20 hours weekly. Enrollment limited to intermediate-level graduate students in the International Intensive English Program. . Consent of instructor required.
SPCD 453. Intensive English as a Second Language III - 3-18 cr.
Writing and speaking scientific English. Class meets 10 hours weekly, with additional laboratory hours at the instructor's discretion. Enrollment limited to advanced-level graduate students in the International Intensive English Program. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): SPCD 402 or consent of instructor.
SPCD 458. Advanced Speaking and Listening for International Graduate Students - 3 cr.
Advanced speaking and listening skills for active participation at the graduate level. Emphasis on pronunciation and individual goal setting. Includes a theoretical component involving library research or preparation and presentation of a teaching unit. Prerequisites: placement and 530 TOEFL or consent of instructor. Graded S/U, RR.
SPCD 470. Scholarly Writing for International Graduate Students - 3 cr.
Instruction and practice in writing major academic genres, including experimental, descriptive, and problem-solution research reports, proposals, and library referenced papers. Prerequisites: placement based on English language screening test or successful completion of SPCD 110; a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or consent of instructor; and successful completion of SPCD 108/490 where indicated by placement. Main campus only. Graded S/U.
SPCD 490. Seminar Skills for Foreign Students - 3 cr.
Advanced skills required for active participation in academic discussions and oral presentations. Includes extensive video-taping which is replayed for evaluation. Prerequisite: placement based on English language screening test, and a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or consent of instructor. Main campus only.