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Master of Arts (M.A.) Second Language Education: Coursework (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The M.A. in Second Language Education; Non-Thesis – Course Work consists of 45 credits of coursework. The program provides an overview of second language acquisition theory, research and research methods, including quantitative and qualitative approaches. It covers a wide range of current topics in applied linguistics and offers opportunities to specialize in educational sociolinguistics, curricular/methods and program planning (e.g., content-based language teaching, immersion), language policy and planning, and critical applied linguistics.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • EDEM 609 Critical Perspectives in Educational Theory and Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Critical exploration of contemporary issues in educational theory and research, in terms of current scholarship in the field, current educational contexts, and various research paradigms. Educational issues as expressions of social, ethical, political, economic, epistemological and cultural reconfigurations. Students will learn to be critical consumers of educational theories and research.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Howard, Philip S (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fifth lecture day.

  • EDPE 575 Statistics for Practitioners (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Understanding and interpreting basic statistical procedures used in basic and applied research, including graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, hypothesis testing, and correlations, t-tests, and basic ANOVA designs.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Robinson, Kristy (Winter)

  • EDSL 623 Second Language Learning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Seminar in second language acquisition theory and research and their relevance to teaching a second language.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Galante, Angelica (Fall)

    • Fall

  • EDSL 627 Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Seminar in second language classroom-centred research focusing on instructional procedures and practices in relationship to learning outcomes.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Ballinger, Susan Gail (Fall)

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

12-18 credits chosen from the following courses:

  • EDEC 630 Ethnographic Approaches to Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Ethnography as a qualitative research approach that allows researchers to conduct in-depth studies of complex social and cultural practices. Hands-on experience in ethnographic field work and practice ethnographic research methods are offered. Focus on history and application of a range of ethnographic approaches including traditional, critical, visual, activist, institutional, and collaborative ethnography.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EDSL 630.

  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Theory and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods. Students will learn techniques to conduct research and to develop a research proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Fall, Winter

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fifth lecture day.

  • EDSL 601 Methods and Curriculum in Second Language Teaching 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Applications of current theories and models of second language development and their implications for teaching all language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening), including lesson planning, materials selection and development, activities and assessment in various formal and community second language education settings. Principles and methods for formative and summative assessment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDSL 512

    • Corequisite: EDSL 602

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the Graduate Certificate in TESL or with permission of the Graduate Program Director

    • Attendance in this course is mandatory.

    • A practicum component is integrated into this course.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

    • **This course will be held on July 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 & 18th. **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day

  • EDSL 602 Methods and Curriculum in Second Language Teaching 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Continuation of topics covered in EDSL 601 with further applications. Exploration of the kinds of information needed to make educational decisions in second language courses, different techniques for collecting that information, and ways for interpreting it.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDSL 512

    • Corequisite: EDSL 601

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in the Graduate Certificate in TESL or with permission of the Graduate Program Director

    • Attendance in this course is mandatory.

    • A practicum component is integrated into this course.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

  • EDSL 617 Special Topics in Second Language Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : In-depth study of current topics in Second Language Education. (Content varies from year to year.)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • EDSL 620 Social Justice Issues in Second Language Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : An examination of social identity, non-dominant languages, and power relations among speakers, and their impact on the nature of second/additional language teaching, learning and use, from the perspective of critical applied linguistics. Topics range from the micro level of the individual to the macro level of language planning and policy-making.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • EDSL 624 Educational Sociolinguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Seminar in the social, cultural and political dimensions of English second language learning and teaching.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Sarkar, Mela (Fall)

    • Fall

  • EDSL 628 Plurilingualism&Translanguaging in Education and Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Dynamic vision of language and the repertoire of users of two or more languages, including recent theories of translingualism, translanguaging, and plurilingualism. Examination of research and pedagogical implementation of these theories in diverse languages, classrooms and contexts.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Galante, Angelica (Winter)

  • EDSL 631 Second Language Curriculum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Research, theory and practice in curriculum development and teaching in second language education within contemporary frameworks.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Galante, Angelica (Winter)

  • EDSL 632 Second Language Literacy Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Theory and research related to the teaching and learning of second language literacy. The orientation is on reading and writing as a socio-cognitive activity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDSL 640 Language Awareness: Theory and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Explores the concept of language awareness-learners’ and teachers’ explicit knowledge about and conscious perception of language in relation to its learning, teaching, and use. Will further outline possibilities for promoting learners’ language awareness in the L2 classroom.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Ballinger, Susan Gail (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken EDSL 617 when topic was "Language Awareness: Theory and Practice".

  • EDSL 651 Content-Based L2 Learning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Theoretical research underpinnings of learning a second language through content-based approaches and analysis of empirical studies undertaken in a wide range of immersion and other content-based L2 classrooms.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Ballinger, Susan Gail (Fall)

    • Winter

Complementary Courses

6-12 credits from the following:

  • EDEA 555 Applied Theatre (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Arts Education : Exploration of the practices of theatre and drama in non-traditional settings, encompassing theatre practices and process drama that tackle areas of social and cultural policy such as public health, education, housing and social welfare.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • EDEA 655 Arts-Based Educational Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Arts Education : Forms of thinking and portraying that emanate from the arts: music, dance, drama, visual art, poetry, which provide an aesthetically-oriented lens from which to examine perspectives and premises that influence educational practice, and to develop processes that use one or more of the arts.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Carter, Mindy (Fall)

  • EDEC 604 Literacy and Learning Across Curriculum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Examination of the central role of language in learning across the curriculum: the processes by which pupils acquire information and understanding and the ways in which teaching must take account of these processes: learning through talk, learning by writing, learning from text.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Low, Bronwen (Winter)

  • EDEC 606 Self-Study, Autoethnography, and Autobiographical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Critical and ethical engagement with the relationship between self and other through various auto/biographical approaches to research in education, such as self-study, autoethnography, currere, life writing, artistic practices, writing the self, and memory-work. Exploration of various forms of writing, representation, analysis and critical discussion

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Strong, Teresa (Fall)

  • EDEC 612 Digital Media and Learning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course addresses emerging theories, pedagogies, and practices related to youth learning through digital media and online participatory cultures. Through direct engagement with multiple forms of digital media and youth, students will consider implications for teaching and learning within and beyond schools.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Rosenberg, Aron (Fall) Peters, Stephen (Winter)

    • Fall

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fifth lecture day.

    • Please note: students taking this course as part of a Teacher Education Program leading to certification will also integrate e-portfolios.

  • EDEC 620 Meanings of Literacy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Investigation of basic issues related to definitions of literacy. Issues include new directions in literacy and education, the need for non-print literacies in contemporary life, and the challenges these changes present for educators.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Rosenberg, Aron (Fall)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDEM 620.

  • EDEC 628 Literacy - Multilingual/Multicultural Settings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course examines the teaching of literacy in a range of multilingual and multicultural settings in schooling and society, primarily from the sociocultural perspectives of self and group identity as well as empowerment within majority-minority group relations.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Kalan, Amir (Fall)

    • Fall

  • EDEC 635 Research Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : The course offers a research-led introduction to processes and practices of research writing. Working to develop their research writing projects, students learn to examine, critically reflect on, and participate in the research writing practices in their fields, guided by current research on the discursive construction of knowledge.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Peters, Stephen (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

  • EDEC 648 Historical Knowledge and Social Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course provides a deep understanding of how individuals and societies use history for purposes of giving meaning and acting in social reality. The emphasis is on the workings of historical consciousness for addressing educational and other societal issues of concern. Special attention will be given to exploring how history can be used for fostering positive changes for the betterment of society. The aim is to exercise participants' own historical sense making processes and to help locate their social posture to serve as a springboard for making a difference as future practitioners for improving the quality of a common future life.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Zanazanian, Paul (Fall)

  • EDEC 650 Critical Race Studies and Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : Investigates the relationships among race, racialization, and education. Defines education as the processes through which we claim identities, make knowledge claims, and how we learn to take action in the world. Concerned with 1) how we come to know and produce knowledge through race, 2) the pedagogical processes that normalize racial inequity; and 3) the impact of racializing knowledge and structures for variously racialized persons in educational settings. Surveys a range of intersectional critical race theoretical frameworks particularly in Canada. Relevant for developing a critically-engaged educational practice, for whom race, racialization, and social justice are central concerns.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • EDEM 637 Managing Educational Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Explores conceptual approaches to managing school improvement and organizational change with applications such as conflict management, action planning, coaching, shared vision-building and problem solving. Uses relevant case studies to bring theory into practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDEM 644 Curriculum Development and Implementation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Explores and critiques the processes of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation in relation to the field of curriculum studies. The focus will be on the role of the educator/leader as a curriculum professional in formal and non-formal learning environments.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Carter, Mindy (Winter)

  • EDEM 646 Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Focuses on contemporary approaches to planning, monitoring and evaluating programs across a range of contexts (K-graduation, college, non-governmental organization, adult education centre). Areas of study include adaptive and strategic management, results-based management, log frame analysis, systems assessment, stakeholder analysis, and fourth generation evaluation.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Harvey, Blane (Winter)

    • Fall

  • EDEM 655 Indigenous Research Methodologies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Explores theoretical and methodological foundations of Indigenous research. Pays special attention to research positionality as seen through the lenses of settler colonialism and Indigeneity. Highlights importance of Indigenous-led research and decolonizing methodologies. Considers various dimensions of Indigenous research including relationality, responsibility, respect, and reflexivity. Examines the process of decolonizing research by centering Indigenous knowledges, languages, cultures, histories, and identities.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken EDEC 617 when topic was "Decolonizing and Indigenous Research Methodologies".

  • EDEM 660 Community Relations in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Examines the role of school community relations to foster high quality learning environments. Explores and discusses methods for encouraging public involvement in education, the role of the leader in facilitating community engagement, and issues and dilemmas in community relations.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • EDEM 679 Special Topics 3 in Educational Leadership (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Selected topics in educational leadership.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • EDEM 688 Critical and Participatory Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Exploration of several critical and participatory research methodologies (such as Black radical, feminist and activist ethnography) to understand their implications for study methods (framing research questions, data collection and analysis).

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Howard, Philip S (Winter)

  • EDER 600 Globalization, Education and Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The impact of globalization on educational institutions, processes and practices. Topics may include the politics of change, teachers' work, educational reform, technology, environment, educational management and leadership.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Jordan, Steve (Winter)

  • EDER 607 Ethics and Values in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Considers education as a concept and practice influenced by values (ethical, religious, aesthetic, cultural, political, etc.). Includes a critical examination of selected approaches to values education.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: McDonough, Kevin (Winter)

  • EDER 608 Educational Implications of Social Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of some of the educational implications of various social and political theories: liberalism, Marxism and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Fall

  • EDER 609 Education and Philosophical Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of the educational implications of various philosophical positions concerning the nature of reality and the nature of knowledge.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: McDonough, Kevin (Fall)

    • Fall

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fifth lecture day.

    • Although this course follows a Monday class schedule pattern, there will be an online class on Fridays May 17 and June 21st.

  • EDER 614 Sociology of Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Social context of schooling, including education and social stratification and socialization processes within and outside schools.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Winter

  • EDER 615 Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Explores questions, aims, debates and modes of inquiry that characterize philosophical approaches to studying educational questions. Introduces philosophy of education as a distinctive field of educational research and may focus on figures or themes of contemporary interest.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Winter

  • EDER 622 Studies in Comparative Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Comparative study of the economic, political and social aspects of education systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • EDER 639 Education and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Theories of development and the contribution of education to political, economic and social change.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Harden-Wolfson, Emma (Fall)

    • Winter

  • EDER 649 Education: Multicultural Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Majority-minority relations and their implications for educational policy and practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

Elective Courses (9 credits)

9 credits of courses at the 500, 600, or 700 level are selected in consultation with the Graduate Program Director or Coordinator and may include complementary courses listed above. Up to 6 of the elective credits may include the
following courses:

  • WCOM 642 Cornerstones of Academic Writing. (1 credit)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    WCOM : Key strategies for scholarly communication across disciplines: reading scholarly texts for structure; applying these structures in writing assignments. Four cornerstones of academic writing: audience, purpose, organization, and style. Identifying and targeting audiences, clarifying the purposes served by different writing projects, organizing ideas, and developing mastery of rhetorical and stylistic conventions.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Towers, Mary; Hung, Yvonne (Fall) Hung, Yvonne (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEAP 642. Only open to graduate students.

    • Due to the condensed nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply.

    • Grading in this course is pass/fail.

  • WCOM 645 ESL: Fundamentals of Academic Writing (1 credit)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    WCOM : Key strategies for academic writing across disciplines: reading scholarly texts for structure; applying these structures in writing assignments; developing vocabulary building strategies; identifying and practicing nuances of scholarly English syntax. Self-editing techniques to avoid common English-as-Second-Language (ESL) errors; review of English grammar and mechanics.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Taylor, Kym; Babaei, Mehdi (Fall) Babaei, Mehdi (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CESL 641.

    • Intended for graduate students whose first language is not English.

    • Grading in course is pass/fail.

    • Due to the condensed nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply.

  • WCOM 661 Literature Review 1: Summary and Critique (1 credit)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    WCOM : Responsible and effective engagement with other scholars’ work in order to summarize and critique research literature. Focus on economic use of language and techniques for mobilizing existing scholarship in service of an original research project.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Taylor, Kym; Hung, Yvonne (Fall) Hung, Yvonne (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEAP 661.

    • Grading in this course is pass/fail.

    • Due to the condensed nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply.

  • WCOM 662 Literature Review 2: Establishing Scholarly Niches (1 credit)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    WCOM : Situating original student research in existing scholarship through analysis of literature in a discipline; application of techniques for framing contributions.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Taylor, Kym; Hung, Yvonne (Fall) Hung, Yvonne (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CEAP 665.

    • Grading in this course is pass/fail.

    • Due to the condensed nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply.

Exceptionally, one 3-credit undergraduate language course, at any level, in a language not formally studied previously may be taken as an elective.

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