ESL Milestone Certificate - Pathway to Transfer: Social Sciences

Division: Language Arts

PROGRAM CODE: 1C37703

The ESL Milestone Certificate - Pathway to Transfer: Social Sciences program is designed to prepare English Language learners (ELLs) for the academic rigor of degree-applicable coursework in various Guided Pathways Meta Majors. Students completing these certificates have achieved academic English reading and writing skills at an advanced, post-secondary level; they have also achieved success in prerequisite or introductory coursework in a variety of degree, certificate, or general education patterns. These two elements combine to demonstrate significant achievement of a milestone along their pathways to Social Sciences degrees, certificates, or transfer. To earn a certificate, students must complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required ESL Courses - Complete the following in suggested sequence (15 units):
ESL 184 C Advanced Academic Reading and Writing 15
ESL 185 C Advanced Academic Reading and Writing 25
ESL 186 C College Writing Preparation for Non-Native Speakers5
Complete one of the following Social Sciences courses listed below (3 units):3
American Ethnic Studies (formerly ETHS 100 C)3
Honors American Ethnic Studies
History of the United States I3
Honors History of the United States I
United States Government3
Honors United States Government
Introduction to Psychology3
Honors Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Total Units18