Feb 24, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog



3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to non-native speakers of English who perform below standard entry proficiency level for college English and/or college reading. Students must be either in the freshman or sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

EBE 2210 - English for Academic Purposes 2 (3 hrs.)

A course designed to help the non-native speaker of English increase his or her knowledge concerning the writing skills expected of the successful post-secondary student in the United States. This course does not fulfill AS, AA, AAS, or AGS English degree requirement.

Course Classification:



This course is required for non-native English-speaking students scoring below college-level on a standardized placement assessment.

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to help the non-native speaker of English increase his or her knowledge concerning the writing skills expected of the successful post-secondary student.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to successfully complete college-level writing tasks in English.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

Unit 1: Understanding the Basics of English Grammar

Outcomes: The student will be familiar with grammar concepts and sentence structural elements basic to successful, college-level writing.

  • Express present time.
  • Express past time.
  • Express future time.
  • Use the present perfect and past tense.
  • Ask questions.
  • Use nouns and pronouns.
  • Use modal auxiliaries.
  • Connect ideas.
  • Make comparisons.
  • Use the passive.
  • Identify count/noncount nouns and use articles.
  • Use adjective clauses.
  • Make gerunds and infinitives.
  • Use noun clauses.

Unit 2:  Developing the Paragraph and Writing the Essay

Outcomes: The student will use the stages of the writing process to develop paragraphs and an essay.

  • Choose works that convey an exact mood or impression.
  • Create meaningful, complex sentences.
  • Combine sentences into paragraphs.
  • Organize an essay in such a way as to move the reader through the text to a satisfying conclusion.
  • Construct a descriptive paragraph.
  • Compose a definition paragraph.
  • Write an illustration paragraph.
  • Develop a comparison/contrast paragraph.
  • Prepare a persuasive essay, identifying subject, audience and purpose.

Unit 3:  Improving Academic Writing

Outcomes: The student will revise writing for consistency and parallelism, and will edit for correct spelling.

  • Utilize effective proofing/editing techniques.
  • Edit writing for consistent tense, number, and person.
  • Examine writing and revise for parallelism.
  • Edit for appropriate and precise word choice.
  • Understand the academic consequences of plagiarism.

Projects Required:

  • Grammar assignments, as assessed
  • Four major paragraphs and one essay
  • Final Examination


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Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

20 students

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.