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The program runs for 30 weeks over a period of one academic year (8 months). The program is comprised of the following courses: Western Culture and Society I; Western Culture and Society II; Workshop Series on Professional Graduate Programs; Professional listening; Professional Speaking; Professional Reading; Professional Writing; Academic Writing; Introduction to Education Studies; Diversity Issues in Schooling; Accent Reduction.
PMPC 6F01: Western Culture and Society
An examination of the acculturation process experienced by international candidates studying in a North American educational setting. The course focuses on Western ‘academic culture’ and draws heavily upon the relevant literature to illustrate how culture is transmitted and transacted in a Western educational milieu.
PMPC 6P10: Professional Speaking
Development of the required confidence for full participation in classroom interactions, professional meetings, presentations and collaborative pedagogy of graduate studies.
PMPC 6P11: Professional Reading
The achieving of a better understanding of vocabulary, word usage and reading strategies such as main idea, author's purpose and supporting details. Focus on increasing reading ability with advanced vocabulary development, word and dictionary usage, structural analysis, additional pre-reading and reading strategies such as outlines, inferences and conventions of North American professional written work.
PMPC 6P12: Professional Writing
An interdisciplinary approach to professional writing. Exploration of the different stages of the writing and publishing cycle in relation to individual interests. Achieving a sense of self as writer.
PMPC 6P13: Professional Listening
Improvement of listening skills through exposure to a wide range of listening materials, such as taped speeches, songs, and radio and television shows and mock lectures. Improvement of English comprehension by using English in a conversational, business, or academic setting, and listening to what the speaker is saying.
PMPC 6P14: Academic Writing
An interdisciplinary approach to scholarly writing and publishing in higher education. Exploration of the different stages of the writing and publishing cycle in relation to individual interests. The constraints of scholarly writing conventions practiced in North America.
EDUC 1F90: Introduction to Education Studies
Major issues and problems in the organization, staffing and planning of schools and school services today.
EDUC 4P15: Diversity in Education
This course seeks to equip students with a body of theoretical knowledge and a repertoire of practices, skills, and tools that can be applied to training in the fields of intercultural and cross cultural communication, antiracism, educational and employment equity. Students will acquire a deep understanding of antiracist education and inclusive practices as mechanisms for approaching diverse learning for social change.