Special Studies

ISSS 500 - Academic WritingCredits 1-2

Practical instruction in grammar and composition skills needed to meet the demands of academic writing at the graduate and professional level. Experience in writing papers in relevant academic fields. Required for native English speaking students assigned by the ALT departmental Writing Proficiency Exam. Note(s): Must be taken within the first 9 credits of graduate study. Special Studies courses may not be used to meet program graduation requirements.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

ISSS 501 - Advanced Writing for InternationalsCredits 1-3

Grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph development for academic writing. Critical thinking and composition, including extracting information from sources, synthesis, and proper format for written papers. Experience in writing papers in relevant academic fields. Required for non-native English speakers assigned by the ALT departmental Writing Proficiency Exam or students who have completed the Biola ESL sequence or its equivalent. Note(s): Must be taken within the first 9 credits of graduate study. Special Studies courses may not be used to meet program graduation requirements.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.