English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Credit Courses

We can help you:

  • Get focused instruction.
  • Improve your academic skills with our grammar, reading, writing and speaking/listening courses.
  • Earn credits toward graduation.
  • Invest in your future.

First-year composition courses

EAP 100 - Introduction to College Writing for Multilingual Students (4 units; U)
Opportunities for multilingual students to improve their analytical reading and academic writing skills while offering intensive language work and individualized instruction. Counts as repeat of 4 cr of combined EAP 116 & 117. Prereq: English Placement Test for Non-Native Speakers of English (EPT-NNSE) Score of 2, ESL-PIC score of 1, 2, or 3, or Grade of C or better in EAP 115(P) or 116(P).
EAP 101 - College Writing for Multilingual Students/English 101 (3 units; U)
Prepares and qualifies multilingual writers for English 102. Writing analytical essays based on academic reading. Counts as repeat of EAP 118. Prereq: English Placement Test for Non-Native Speakers of English (EPT-NNSE) Score of 3 or ESL-PIC score of 4 or Grade of C or better in EAP 117(P) or grade of C or better in English 100(P) or EAP 100(P).

Courses for graduates and undergraduates

EAP 110 - College Reading and Writing Skills for Multilingual Students (4 units; U)
Opportunities for multilingual students to develop reading comprehension and critical reading skills along with basic composition skills, including individualized, grammar-based instruction. Counts as repeat of 4 cr of EAP 105 & 115. Prereq: English Placement Test for Non-Native Speakers of English (EPT-NSE) Score of 1 or self-placement.
EAP 120 - Grammar and Editing in English for Multilingual Students (3 units; U)
Grammar instruction and writing. Individual feedback given in conferences with instructor. Open only to undergraduates who are non-native speakers of English. Prereq: none.
EAP 135 - Basic Skills in Academic Listening & Speaking (3 units; U)
Academic presentation and lecture note-taking skill development for English learners with no previous formal instruction in these areas. Open only to undergraduate students who are non-native speakers of English. Prereq: none.
EAP 145 - Practice in Academic Listening and Speaking (3 units; U)
Academic presentation and lecture note-taking skill development for English learners with previous formal instruction in these areas. Open only to undergraduate students who are non-native speakers of English. Prereq: none.
EAP 199 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
For further information, consult dept chair. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
EAP 420 - Advanced Reading, Writing, and Grammar Tune-up for Internationals (4 units; U)
Refinement of advanced undergraduate and graduate students' language control; extensive reading, writing, and contextualized grammar; focus on American academic expectations. Intensive individual conferences. May enroll in one fall and one spring term to a combined total of 8 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
EAP 435 - Advanced Listening, Speaking, and Notetaking Skills for Internationals (4 units; U)
Refinement of advanced undergraduate and graduate students' listening and speaking skills and pronunciation. Focus on American academic expectations. Intensive individual conferences target unique needs. May enroll in one fall and one spring term to a combined total of 8 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

Even though I have been taking English classes my entire life, nothing compares to the experience of having native speakers as teachers. My classes helped me to develop, specifically, listening skills. Before IEP classes, I struggled to understand what was said to me. Because of my classes, I got used to the way Americans speak English, and that, indeed, was very important for me. I’m now taking Engineering classes at UWM and it’s really gratifying realizing that now English sounds natural for me.”

Juliana Ferreira Mocock, Brazil