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Overview

All college graduates must be effective communicators, possessing excellent reading, writing, speaking, and related skills, and be able to apply those skills to a variety of contexts, formats, and purposes. Good communication skills not only assist students during their time at the college, but also help them to learn throughout life. College English (EAC150) satisfies the English skills requirement. Other courses in this group are designed to develop and enhance communication skills for the college environment and for professional applications.

For personal or professional development, please refer to Professional Communications.

Entry Requirements

EAC150 is the required prerequisite for most English skills and Literature courses and a required course for all diplomas offered by the college. English Assessment is required prior to registering in EAC150.


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Courses

EAC139
English
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Prerequisite(s):

Placement via English Assessment

EAC139 is a developmental course in English that focuses on grammar, vocabulary, critical reading, and writing which prepares students for EAC149. In this course, students apply principles of vocabulary and grammar to reading and writing assignments at the paragraph level.




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EAC149
English and Communications
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Prerequisite(s):

English Assessment

This is a non-credit developmental course in reading, writing, and oral expression that prepares students for EAC150. In this course, you will expand your vocabulary, and learn to write more clearly and persuasively through analyzing non-fiction, fiction, and other media; writing paragraphs and short essays; and participating in class discussions.




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EAC150
College English
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Prerequisite(s):

Placement via English Assessment, or successful completion of ESL934, EAP 500, or EAC149.

College English is an introductory college writing and reading course fundamental to successful college studies. Through a variety of assignments and classroom activities, students strive to develop the rhetorical and analytical skills essential to their success as communicators in college and upon graduation. Fiction and nonfiction are central vehicles for teaching writing.




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EAC390
Technical Writing
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This course introduces the study of technical writing through a series of writing assignments, placing emphasis on brevity, clarity, conciseness, unity and coherence - all essential to good technical communication. Basic research, effective oral communications and/or collaborative skills are also covered. Employment communication may also be covered.




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EAC397
Business Report Writing
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

This business communications course is designed for Computer Studies students. It builds the written and oral communications, teamwork, personal management, and critical thinking skills that are essential to those that work in computer or technological fields. Through team and individual projects, participants learn the essentials of career management and practice the skills that are required in the workplace to communicate effectively with customers, co-workers, and management.




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EAC894
Business Writing
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Prerequisite(s):

EAC150 or equivalent

The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in organizations. In order to succeed in today's information overload world, writers must be able to effectively articulate ideas quickly, clearly and concisely in proposals, emails, reports, memos, project plans and through social media. This course focuses on creating professional-quality documents for realistic business situations, with an emphasis on audience analysis, appropriateness and editing. Other topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy and jargon, and e-correspondence in an "organizational" setting.




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ESP939
Grammar for Writing
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Prerequisite(s):

A strong command of English is recommended

In this course, students develop proficient editing skills that enable them to identify grammatical weaknesses in their own writing. Through a focus on error analysis and guided practice, students will learn to become independent self-editors and be able to apply the strategies acquired beyond the duration of this course.




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Effective January 2017, EAC394 will be replaced by EAC894

Non-credit Developmental Workshop

Non-credit workshop designed to help students understand problem areas of writing and communication:

EAC127
College Grammar Workshop
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Prerequisite(s):

A strong command of English is recommended

This twenty-four hour grammar workshop is for students who are experiencing grammar and sentence structure difficulties in their writing. Students will be instructed in common sentence structure and grammar errors, and will bring samples of their own writing. Under the guidance of the instructor and using the common error chart, they will identify their most common grammar difficulties, and develop practical strategies for revising, editing, and correcting their own work, at school or at work.




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Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Transfer Credit (Advanced Standing)

Many students who enter Seneca College will have earned academic credits in post-secondary educational institutions which they may be able to apply toward completion of a Seneca College program.

Requests for Transfer Credit must be for a specific course and must be accompanied by an official transcript and course outline. A minimum grade of "C" (60 percent) is generally required for a course to be considered for Transfer Credit.

Download a Transfer Credit Request form. An official copy of your transcript and applicable detailed course outlines should be attached and submitted. Please note it may take 4 to 6 weeks for a Transfer Credit decision.

More Information

Please visit the Degree and Credit Transfer Office.

Learning Modes

In-class:

The course will be taught in a traditional classroom instructional mode. A variety of methods will be used to aid the student in acquiring the required knowledge to meet the outcome of this course.

Online:

The course will be delivered via the internet. This involves the use of the online materials and/or a text, possible group discussions and consultation with your instructor via email. Students will be responsible for completing all online activities and participating in group discussion and working through textbook questions, as required.

Hybrid:

Delivery is mixed, blending face-to-face instructions and facilitating out of classroom experiences and/or online instructions.

Correspondence:

Correspondence is a self-paced method of learning, supported with email access to an instructor. As a student, you have up to twenty weeks to complete each course, giving you an additional six weeks over the classroom format. Courses typically start the first week of the month. Faculty are available to assist you by fax or email. You can discuss a plan of study with your faculty contact to ensure an appropriate assignment and test schedule. In some cases this may be included in your study guide. You schedule yourself into a Test Centre or appoint a proctor in order to write required tests.

Program Contacts

Cindy Ha
Program Assistant (EAC courses only)
Cindy.Ha@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22685


Cyndy Walker
Program Assistant (ESP courses only)
Cyndy.Walker@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22507


Norma Columbus
Program Coordinator (ESP courses only)
Norma.Columbus@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22517


Melanie Rubens
Program Coordinator (EAC courses only)
Melanie.Rubens@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22589