English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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

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. (Fall, spring, and summer).

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. (Fall, spring, and summer).

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.    (Fall, spring, and summer).

EAP 1046. EAP Tutorial. 1-4 Credits.

Individualized instruction in specific skill areas. Language Center approval required. Tuition is charged at the rate of 1, 2, 3, or 4 credits, for 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours of instruction per week, respectively. 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.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

EAP 6109. Academic Writing and Communication Skills for International Graduate Students. 3 Credits.

The research/writing process. Practice in reading university-level materials and reading-based writing with focus on key writing and oral communication skills. Four class hours and two language lab hours per week. Tuition is charged at the rate of 3 credit hours. Additional lab fee required. Students who are not placed into the course require instructor’s permission to register.

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.   (Fall, spring, and summer).

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.   (Fall, spring, and summer).