English Language for Academic Purposes

This certificate recognizes that a student in the EAP (English Language for Academic Purposes) program has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in academic English language and literacy skills to support student academic and career success. Students also gain skills for education and employment through the completion of elective courses which support continued development of written, verbal, and technology communication, advancement of international perspectives, and career exploration.



2019 - 2020

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: EAP         Course Number:1230
    Course Title:College Reading and Studying Skills      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This course focuses on the college textbook reading, language and study skills you will need in your content-area courses. You will study content-course readings and complete tests and assignments typical of those you will complete in college courses.Placement test scores or grade of C or better in EAP 0860, EAP 0880 and EAP 0930
    College Reading and Studying SkillsView-EAP 1230n/a4
    Course Subject: EAP         Course Number:1260
    Course Title:College Writing Skills Development      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:In this course, you will develop academic essay writing and advanced English language skills. This course emphasizes writing as a process, as well as development of analytical reading and critical thinking skills.Prerequisite: Placement test scores or grade of C or better in EAP 0900, 0930, 0960 and 0980
    College Writing Skills DevelopmentView-EAP 1260n/a4
    Course Subject: EAP         Course Number:1280
    Course Title:Listening and Speaking for College Success      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:4

    Course Description:This class focuses on the development of note-taking skills through the presentation of college-success content material in the form of lectures and student presentations. You will research student success topics and make formal presentations to the class. The course also reviews tone, register, rhythm, stress, reduction and emphasis as critical elements in delivering a speech.Prerequisite: Placement test scores or grade of C or better in EAP 0830, 0860, 0880, 0980.
    Listening and Speaking for College SuccessView-EAP 1280n/a4
    1 course from ENGL1200, ENGL1201
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Gateway College Writing      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    Gateway College Writing orView-ENGL 120001 4
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1201
    Course Title:College Writing I      Goal Areas:01       Credits:4

    Course Description:This class provides extended practice in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Students will develop an effective writing process and work to achieve college-level competence in reading and responding to texts, visuals, events, and ideas in a variety of written formats, with an emphasis on the academic essay. Audience awareness, interpretation and analysis, logical reasoning, and persuasive and argumentative skills will be developed. MLA style documentation of primary sources will be included.
    College Writing IView-ENGL 120101 4
    Program Electives
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Program Electives - 6 credits
    Course Subject: BIOL         Course Number:1230
    Course Title:Medical Terminology I - Basics      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is designed to introduce students to the Greek and Latin derivatives used to form medical terminology. Students will learn how to build and analyze medical terms. Emphasis will be placed on proper spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation of medical terms. Other topics include: prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, introduction to basic biology, and introduction to body systems.
    Medical Terminology I - Basics orView-BIOL 1230n/a1
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:1100
    Course Title:Introduction to Business      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the functions of the for-profit and non-profit business entity. Business and its environment, organization and management, ownership, finance, production, marketing, human resources, and control systems are reviewed. The course helps students understand the contribution of business to the American economy using current business publications, media, and web resources to focus on applications of current business technologies. Business ethics and teamwork are also examined. This course will enable the student to more intelligently pursue advanced business courses and to choose a business career.
    Introduction to Business orView-BUS 1100n/a3
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Human Relations & Professional Skills      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course focuses on the skills necessary to be successful and effective in the workplace. In addition to effectively contributing to a team while working with a diverse population, topics include: understanding human behavior, personal qualities of success, emotional intelligence, communication, workplace etiquette, conflict resolution, self-esteem, and goal setting.
    Human Relations & Professional Skills orView-BUS 1110n/a3
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:1210
    Course Title:Managerial Communication      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides students knowledge to become a successful manager through improving and practicing managerial communication skills, processes and strategies. Students will learn to assess their own communication style, adapt their communication style when needed and overcome barriers and miscommunications. Students will also apply improved verbal, nonverbal, listening, writing, presentation, team, conflict and negotiation skills in organizational situations. Technology, how it impacts the way we work and communicate and management's role will be covered. This course is for current or future managers or any student wishing to increase their business communication effectiveness. Emphasis will be placed on management communication techniques that empower employees to do their best work and succeed in business. Recommended: Completion of ENGL 1201 College Writing I and CIS 1101 Business Computer Systems I prior to this course.
    Managerial Communication orView-BUS 1210n/a3
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:1700
    Course Title:Introduction to International Business      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is an overview of the international nature of business. The topics include concepts, models and theory of international trade and strategy; review of the economics and politics of international trade and investment; the functions and form of the global monetary systems; strategies and structure of international business, culture and how and why the world's countries differ. Globalization of the world economy and trade and the factors affecting globalization will be thoroughly discussed in this course. The student will develop a global perspective of business and be exposed to interdependency of world trade and the integration of the world economic system.
    Introduction to International Business orView-BUS 1700n/a3
    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1000
    Course Title:Computer and Keyboarding Essentials      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This is an introductory course to introduce students to the use of basic computer skills and to develop mastery of the computer keyboard. This course covers introductory information about computer hardware and software, working with drives, folders and files, and the use of the microcomputer as a productivity tool. Students will learn to type the alphabet, number, and symbol key by touch. Emphasis is on the mastery and the development of speed and accuracy sufficient to make the computer a communication tool. Simple tables, memos, business letters, and reports are covered. Please contact your instructor for the version of software that will be used. NOTE: No Credit will be given if you have previously completed CIS 1000 (Electronic Keyboarding).
    Computer and Keyboarding Essentials orView-CIS 1000n/a3
    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1101
    Course Title:Business Computer Systems I      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course develops computer and digital literacy and emphasizes its importance in today's businesses and society. Through hands-on experience students will gain an understanding of computer concepts, capabilities and applications and be able to implement this knowledge in their professional and personal lives. Computer applications covered include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, windows/operating system, e-mail use and management, folder and file organization and use of the Internet. Computer concepts covered include understanding computers and mobile devices, how a computer works, managing files, computer and mobile device hardware components, digital safety and security, application programs, input and output devices, digital storage options, ethical practices and Internet basics. Hands-on experience will be provided on computers in the Windows environment using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
    Business Computer Systems I orView-CIS 1101n/a3
    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Word Processing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces students to the word processing cycle and how word processing is used in the work place. This course is for anyone who needs to prepare their own business documents. Students will use the Microsoft Office Word application to create and edit business documents, enhance page layout, create tables, create reports, create columns, and create form letters and merge with a mailing list. Other topics covered include: styles, templates, mailing labels, drawing objects, graphics, and WordArt. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Certified Application Specialist Exam for Word.Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
    Word Processing orView-CIS 1200n/a3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Fundamentals of Public Speaking      Goal Areas:01       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course provides instruction and practical experience in the basics of public speaking. This course has a performance component: students are expected to create and deliver informative, persuasive and other types of speeches.
    Fundamentals of Public Speaking orView-COMM 101001 3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Principles of Interpersonal Communication      Goal Areas:01,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This introductory course looks at communication in one-to-one relationships in friendships, families, the workplace, and elsewhere. Students will be challenged to discover and assess their own communication strengths and weaknesses as they define and discuss what it means to be a competent interpersonal communicator. Course content includes both theory and practice (skill development).
    Principles of Interpersonal Communication orView-COMM 111001,07 3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1210
    Course Title:Small Group Communication      Goal Areas:01,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course examines communication in small groups. Students will participate in and analyze how small groups function, how leadership roles evolve, how decisions are made and how conflicts can be resolved. Students will work in small groups, complete group projects, and analyze group interaction.
    Small Group Communication orView-COMM 121001,07 3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1310
    Course Title:Intercultural Communication      Goal Areas:07,08       Credits:3

    Course Description:The influence of culture is an especially important and sensitive issue facing us today. A person's culture strongly influences his/her identity, beliefs, expectations, and communication style. This course explores communication across culture as defined by nationality, gender, and ethnicity while concentrating on effective use of communication in all of these areas.
    Intercultural Communication orView-COMM 131007,08 3
    Course Subject: COMM         Course Number:1610
    Course Title:Introduction to Mass Communication      Goal Areas:01,09       Credits:3

    Course Description:This introductory course is intended to develop critical and analytical skills for understanding mass media; for recognizing messages, making deliberate choices about them, and evaluating the effects of these messages in both an individual and societal context. Students will examine the history, evolution, and societal impact of a wide variety of media, including print, film, and social media and will develop skills to make informed, ethical evaluations of the mediated messages they receive.
    Introduction to Mass Communication orView-COMM 161001,09 3
    Course Subject: CRD         Course Number:1000
    Course Title:Career Exploration and Planning      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed to empower students with career decision-making skills that can be used their entire lifetime. Students will explore personal interests, values, skills, and personality styles as they apply to a career, changing careers, and academic degrees. A variety of career and personality inventories will be used to engage students in the decision making process. Current issues and trends in the workforce related to hiring and job opportunities will be evaluated. Students will explore the job search process and develop effective techniques in preparing a resume and cover letter. Students will also develop networking skills and interviewing techniques to prepare for the eventual job search and/or transfer to a four year college or university. Note: No credit will be given for this course if student has completed ADEV/BUS 1000.
    Career Exploration and Planning orView-CRD 1000n/a3
    Course Subject: CRD         Course Number:1010
    Course Title:Job Searching Strategies      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:This course is designed to empower students with the skills and resources necessary to find a job. Current issues and trends in the workforce related to hiring and job opportunities will be evaluated. Students will explore the job search process and develop effective techniques in preparing a resume and cover letter. Students will also develop networking skills and interviewing techniques to prepare for the eventual job search. Note: No credit will be given for this course if student has completed ADEV/BUS 1010.
    Job Searching Strategies orView-CRD 1010n/a1
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1000
    Course Title:Computer Basics      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:The students will get hands-on experience with an operating environment (the current version of Microsoft Windows) and Windows-based applications which include spreadsheets, word processors and presentation packages. The course enables students to use computers to process information and communicate using e-mail and World Wide Web.
    Computer Basics orView-CSCI 1000n/a3
    Course Subject: CSCI         Course Number:1020
    Course Title:Beginning Web Page Programming      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:1

    Course Description:Students learn practical techniques and principles of Website authoring; create multimedia-enhanced commercial, entertainment or educational sites; and plan site maintenance, promotion and implementation of user feedback. Prerequisite: Some experience with Microsoft Windows
    Beginning Web Page Programming orView-CSCI 1020n/a1
    Course Subject: EAP         Course Number:1060
    Course Title:Advanced Grammar      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:2

    Course Description:This is an advanced ESOL grammar course designed to increase students grammar and editing proficiency. The course will build students ability to recognize and employ more sophisticated language necessary for success in academic and professional writing. Prerequisites: Placement test scores in EAP 930, 960 and 980 or grade of C or better in EAP 830, 860 and 880.
    Advanced Grammar orView-EAP 1060n/a2
    Course Subject: EAP         Course Number:1080
    Course Title:English Pronunciation      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:2

    Course Description:This course is for people who desire to speak English more clearly and with greater effectiveness. We will concentrate on addressing your pronunciation concerns and accent needs. This class will give you strategies that will help you to communicate in various situations, including your workplace.Prerequisite: Placement Test Scores
    English Pronunciation orView-EAP 1080n/a2
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1140
    Course Title:Professional Writing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course offers students the opportunity to improve their writing skills and adapt them for professional communication. Students will focus on assessing purpose, audience, credibility, style, clarity/correctness, and format to determine appropriate approaches to a range of written and electronic communication, including memos, letters, employment documents, and proposals/reports.
    Professional Writing orView-ENGL 1140n/a3
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1202
    Course Title:College Writing II      Goal Areas:01       Credits:2

    Course Description:This class focuses on the research process, textual analysis of primary and secondary sources, rhetorical strategies for argument and persuasion, and successful integration of sources into a longer academic paper utilizing MLA (or other, as appropriate) documentation format. The class may be disciplinary, interdisciplinary, or topical in content, as noted on the class registration site.
    College Writing II orView-ENGL 120201 2
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:1940
    Course Title:Technical Writing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course further develops writing skills as applied to technical subjects for a specialized or lay audience. Credit does not apply to the 40 MnTC (Minnesota Transfer Curriculum) credits required in the A.A. (Associate of Arts).
    Technical Writing orView-ENGL 1940n/a3
    Course Subject: ENGL         Course Number:2320
    Course Title:Writing: From Structure to Style      Goal Areas:06,07       Credits:3

    Course Description:This course focuses on the structure of language as well how its rules and applications affect written communication and authorial choices in professional and academic settings. The course further intends to create confidence in written and oral expression, to support students in business, graphic arts, paralegal, and other programs.
    Writing: From Structure to Style orView-ENGL 232006,07 3
    Course Subject: GEOG         Course Number:1000
    Course Title:Geography of the United States      Goal Areas:07       Credits:2

    Course Description:This course provides a broad overview of those factors, cultural and physical, that identify the United States. Topics covered include climate, topography, population, language, history and regionalism. Students will gain an introductory knowledge of United States history, economics, politics, physical landscapes and culture. This course is recommended for international students or those new to the United States.
    Geography of the United StatesView-GEOG 100007 2
    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    7 Credits must be earned at NHCC
                                   Total Credits Required22

  • Program Outcomes

    Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World:

    • Compare diverse global perspectives.

    Intellectual and Practical Skills:

    • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in academic English.
    • Develop critical thinking for college and career goals.
    • Employ academic skills and active learning strategies.
    • Select learning practices according to learning needs.

    Personal and Social Responsibility:

    • Analyze the effects of oneandrsquo;s personal beliefs and experiences on learning.
    • Investigate ways to participate on campus and in the community.

  • Career Opportunities

    Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

    Gainful Employment Program Information

    English Language for Academic Purposes

  • Transfer Information

    If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least onethird of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community College.

    Developmental Courses Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.

  • Accreditation

    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60602-2504