English for Academic Purposes

Director M. Siczek

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

Students who are not placed into EAP 6110 Academic Writing and Research for International Graduate Students I and EAP 6111 Academic Writing and Research for International Graduate Students II require instructor’s permission to register.

EAP 1010. Academic Communication. 3 Credits.

Development of oral academic skills necessary for success in academic settings, including listening and note-taking, participating in class discussions, and delivering presentations. Additional emphasis on developing multi-literacy through intercultural, multimedia, and visual communication.

EAP 1015. American Multicultural Perspectives in Washington, D.C.. 3 Credits.

A structured academic writing course that explores the capital’s rich multicultural heritage through diverse texts and community resources. Designed to prepare international students for university-level writing expectations. Upon successful completion of EAP 1015, students take UW 1020.

EAP 1016. Academic Skills Workshop. 1 Credit.

Development of critical academic skills for international students. Workshop topics may include critical reading, listening and note-taking, academic vocabulary development, timed writing practice, and discussion and presentation skills. Credit for this course cannot be applied to a degree.

EAP 1046. EAP Tutorial. 1-4 Credits.

Individualized instruction in specific skill areas. Program director approval required. Credit for this course cannot be applied toward a degree.

EAP 6000. Academic Communication. 3 Credits.

Acclimation to the communicative expectations of graduate school through developing listening and note-taking skills, expanding communicative vocabulary, leading and participating in class discussions, and preparing and delivering informal and formal presentations. Credit does not apply to any degree or certificate offered by GW.

EAP 6110. Academic Writing and Research for International Graduate Students I. 3 Credits.

The research/planning/writing/revising process. Practice in reading/analyzing university-level materials and completing graduate-level academic tasks with a focus on key writing skills. Credit for this course does not apply toward any degree or certificate offered by GW.

EAP 6111. Academic Writing and Research for International Graduate Students II. 3 Credits.

An academic writing and research course for students who demonstrate high proficiency in English. Focus on research paper writing, small-group work, and oral presentations on research. Credit for this course does not apply toward any degree or certificate offered by GW.