Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course ObjectivesTime Expectation | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored AssessmentsYour Email Account | Student ResourcesAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)

Course Title: ESL 33 - Oral Communications I (5 credits)




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Course Description and Prerequisites


Course Objectives


Time Expectation


Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Ability to proficiently search the web for information
  • Ability to download and print information from websites
  • Ability to download, view, and/or print PDF files


Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbook

  • NOTE:  21st Century Communication 3, 1st edition Lynn Bonesteel is the only textbook required for this course


Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials


Course Grading



Course Policies

Attendance Policy: Please complete the assigned Module each week. Those who do not complete the first assignment by the critical date will be withdrawn from the course. If you are having trouble completing work on time, please discuss this with me promptly. Check out the Course Summary for the Critical First Date.


Late Work Policy:  All work in the class will be due officially due on Monday's at 11:59pm. It is expected that you can meet this deadline most of the time. An automatic 24 extension applies to all weekly module assignments as I know occasionally emergencies come. If one comes up for you, and you need to submit an assignment late, please let me know.


Grading Turnaround Time:

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days after the due date, and sooner when possible.

 Incomplete Policy:

Withdraw from the Course


Student Rights & Responsibilities


Overview of Assignments


Taking Proctored Assessments



Your Email Account


Student Resources


Accommodation Policy and Statements


NOVA Online Policies and Procedures




Course Summary:

Date Details Due