In 2021, Georgia State will offer the following courses (note: not all students take all classes). All students take two 3-credit courses. We offer 3 specialized English courses as well as field-specific courses.
Academic English is designed to improve students' academic English skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking). Learning experiences occur not only in the classroom, but also on campus and at local sites (such as museums), allowing students to use their English skills in interactive, interesting ways. We offer multiple sections, depending on language proficiency.
English for Health Sciences
This section of AL 2290 is a special topics course focusing on academic English for health sciences. Academic English for Health Sciences is designed to improve students’ academic English communication and critical thinking skills in a health science context. Students participate in discussions and presentations on health-related topics to help them effectively and confidently communicate in English. Students learn how to develop and appropriately use academic and general health science vocabulary. In addition, students analyze and write common academic genres in health science fields (such as summaries, reflections, and opinion editorials), with a focus on organization and development, writing style, sentence structure, and grammar. Communication topics to be explored include effective intercultural communication skills and the psychosocial aspects of communication.
Students enrolled in Academic English for Health Sciences must also be enrolled in the Summer Institute’s Chemistry, Biology, or Communication and Communication Diversity in Health Care System course.
Legal English is offered for students enrolled in Introduction to US Law. Through a variety of activities, students read, analyze, and take notes about different legal texts (cases, articles, law school textbooks). They also participate in conversations and discussions that allow them to use legal vocabulary and structures appropriately. In addition, students learn about US legal culture. (Morning session is available.)
*Courses subject to change based on availability and enrollment.
* Every effort will be made to place students in their first course choice.
For questions about course content or availability, please contact the Office of International Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 413-2530.