American College English

http://www.miracosta.edu/ESL

The American College English (ACE) area of study provides English language instruction to bilingual or multilingual students who want to develop stronger academic writing, reading, vocabulary, and oral communication skills for success in college courses. ACE courses emphasize critical thinking and clear communication, and those numbered 50 and higher are associate-degree applicable.

Contact Information

Chair: Mary Gross

Dean: Dana Smith

www.miracosta.edu/ESL

Department: English as a Second Language

Office: Administration Building, San Elijo Campus, 760.634.7879

Full-Time Faculty

Mary Gross
Melissa Lloyd-Jones

How to Read Course Descriptions

For more detailed information about a course, such as its content, objectives, and fulfillment of a degree, certificate, or general education requirement, please see the official course outline of record, available at http://www.miracosta.edu/governance/coursesandprograms/courseoutlines.html.

Courses

ACE 49: Introduction to Academic Writing for Students from Multilingual Backgrounds

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 49 or ESL 49.
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (4930.84)
Course Typically Offered: F, SP, SU

This course is designed for students from diverse language backgrounds who are making a transition to the use of academic English and who require the development of writing skills. The course emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. It provides practice in gathering, organizing, and communicating information and in applying the principles and conventions of standard edited American English. Offered pass/no pass only.

ACE 50: Introduction to College Composition for Students from Multilingual Backgrounds

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ACE 49, ENGL 49, or ESL 49 or eligibility determined by the English placement process.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in ENGL 50, ENGL 803, ESL 50, or ESL 803.
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (4930.84)
Course Typically Offered: F, SP, SU

This course, designed for students from diverse language backgrounds, offers intensive practice in the writing process, critical reading, and critical thinking. It also provides practice in acquiring, synthesizing, and communicating information and in applying the principles and conventions of standard edited American English.

ACE 90: English Support for Psychology

Units: 1
Prerequisites: ACE 49, ENGL 49 or ESL 49 or eligibility determined by the English placement process.
Lecture 1 hour. (4930.84)
Course Typically Offered: F OR SP

This accelerated integrated skills course is designed for students enrolled in psychology courses. It offers training in the writing of summaries, reading responses, analytical paragraphs and essays, and research papers, the reading of textbooks and articles, and vocabulary enrichment in the field of psychology. Taking this course simultaneously with a psychology course will increase opportunities for success in both courses.

ACE 92: English Support for Sociology

Units: 1
Prerequisites: ACE 49, ENGL 49, or ESL 49 or eligibility determined by the English placement process.
Lecture 1 hour. (4930.84)
Course Typically Offered: F OR SP

This accelerated integrated skills course is designed for students enrolled in sociology courses. It offers training in the writing of summaries, reading responses, analytical paragraphs and essays, and research papers; the reading of textbooks and articles; and academic vocabulary enrichment in the field of sociology. Taking this course simultaneously with a sociology course will increase opportunities for success in both courses.

ACE 296: Topics in American College English

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours. (1501.00)
Course Typically Offered: TBA

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in American College English that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.