Training in effective written composition. Assignments include expository and argumentative essays and preparation of a documented short research paper on themes that include issues of East/West cultural understanding.

Curriculum design for the English language learning classroom. Upon completion of the practicum, students undergo a comprehensive exam to complete the certificate program.

Introduction to the elements and applications of critical thinking and writing.  Emphasis on argumentative, persuasive, analytical and evaluative writing, along with the assessment and use of sources.  There will be a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of logic and principles of reasoning. Minimum Passing Grade: C