University Success (U.S.) Pathway Program

2018-2019

In the U.S. Pathway Program, students get a head-start on their degrees by taking their first academic classes.  In Pathway English-language classes, teachers use the concepts, vocabulary, and experiences from these academic classes to support students in developing their English skills.  This way, Pathway students will be supported as they transition from language study to full-time academic study.

Program Goals

U.S. Pathway students will…

  • be supported in their transition from English studies 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 up to 17 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.

Fall 2018 Classes

Level 1 students will take…P1 F18

  • 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.

Level 2 students will take…P2 F18

  • PBIO 1030: Plants and People
  • LING 2750: Language and Culture
  • OPIE D970: Pathway EAP 2
  • A general education math class

Level 2 students will earn up to 10 credit hours** toward their bachelor’s degree.

Spring 2019 Classes

Level 1 students will take…P1 Spr19

  • 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.

Level 2 students will take…P2 Spr19

  • HIST 2010: US History 1865-present
  • COMS 1030: Public Speaking
  • OPIE D970: Pathway EAP 2
  • A general education math class

Level 2 students will earn up to 10 credit hours** toward their bachelor’s degree.

Summer 2019 Classes

Level 1 students will take…P1 Sum19

  • MDIA 2701: Visual Storytelling
  • PSC 1051: Color, Light, and Sound
  • OPIE D960: Pathway EAP 1
  • OPIE D804: Grammar for Writing

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

Level 2 students will take…P2 Sum19

  • MDIA 2701: Visual Storytelling
  • PSC 1051: Color, Light, and Sound
  • OPIE D970: Pathway EAP 2

Level 2 students will earn 7 credit hours toward their bachelor’s degree.

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 the 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 Pathway Coordinator Kyle Butler (butlerk@ohio.edu)

 

*Level 2 students will take UC 1900 if they have not already taken it.
**Some level 2 students may earn 6-10 credit hours depending on their specific schedule.
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