Pathway Program

Introduction

Starting in Fall Semester 2017, OPIE will be introducing its new Pathway Program.  In this program, OPIE undergraduate students who have been admitted to Ohio University will take a mixed schedule of OPIE language classes and OU academic classes.  The OPIE classes will be designed to specifically support the OU academic classes.  This way, OPIE students will be supported as they transition from language study to full-time academic study.

Program Goals

OPIE Pathway students will…

  • be supported in their transition from OPIE to their degree program at OU.
  • receive language training, academic support, and cross-cultural guidance.
  • be introduced to Ohio University and the local Athens community.
  • earn 13-15 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.

Fall 2017 Classes

Level 1 students will take…   Pathway Fall 2017classesLevel 1

  • PBIO 1030: Plants and People
  • LING 2750: Language and Culture
  • UC 1900*: Learning Community Seminar
  • OPIE D960: Pathway EAP 1
  • OPIE D804: Grammar for Writing

Level 1 students will earn 7 credit hours toward their bachelor’s degree.

 

PathwayFall2017Level2

Level 2 students will take…

  • PBIO 1030: Plants and People
  • LING 2750: Language and Culture
  • FAR 1500: Viewing Performance
  • OPIE D970: Pathway EAP 2

Level 2 students will earn 8 credit hours** toward their bachelor’s degree.

 

Spring 2018 Classes

Level 1 students will take…        PathwaySpring2018level1

  • HIST 2010: US History 1865-present
  • COMS 1030: Public Speaking
  • UC 1900*: Learning Community Seminar
  • OPIE D960: Pathway EAP 1
  • OPIE D804: Grammar for Writing

Level 1 students will earn 7 credit hours toward their bachelor’s degree.

 

Spring2018level2Level 2 students will take…

  • HIST 2010: US History 1865-present
  • COMS 1030: Public Speaking
  • FAR 1500: Viewing Performance
  • OPIE D970: Pathway EAP 2

 

Level 2 students will earn 8 credit hours** toward their bachelor’s degree.

*Level 2 students will take UC 1900 if they have not already taken it.
**Some level 2 students may earn 6-9 credit hours depending on their specific schedule.

Support for Academic Classes

The core classes for Pathway students will be EAP (English for Academic Purposes). They are similar to CS classes, but they are designed to provide specific support for academic classes Pathway students are taking.

EAP teachers will provide support in the following ways:

  • going to the academic classes and reading the textbooks
  • answering students’ questions about what they are learning in the academic classes
  • using textbooks from the academic classes for reading assignments
  • using topics from the academic classes for writing assignments
  • using vocabulary from the academic classes for vocabulary lists and quizzes
  • previewing and reviewing ideas from the academic classes
  • helping students learn how to interact with professors in class and during office hours
  • helping students learn how to interact with American classmates in group work and class discussions

Questions?  Concerns?  Comments?
Contact Kyle Butler (butlerk@ohio.edu)

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