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 English unit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia English unit is an American term that refers to a unit in one of a number of systems of units of measurement, some obsolete, and some still in use. The use of English units spread throughout the British Isles and to the British colonies. Some local units in the English dominion were (re-)defined in simple terms of English units, such as the Indian tola of 180 grains. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_unit   (1275 words)

 English units of measurement - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04) ENGLISH UNITS OF MEASUREMENT [English units of measurement] principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. The basic unit of length is the yard (yd); fractions of the yard are the inch (1/36 yd) and the foot (1/3 yd), and commonly used multiples are the rod (5 1/2 yd), the furlong (220 yd), and the mile (1,760 yd). In the United States, the older definition of the yard as 3,600/3,937 m is still used for surveying, the corresponding foot (1,200/3,937 m) being known as the survey foot. www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-englsh-u.html   (958 words)

 Units: Customary Units Most area units were eventually defined to be the area of a square having sides equal to some simple multiple of a distance unit, like the square yard. In traditional English law the various pound weights are related by stating all of them as multiples of the grain, which was originally the weight of a single barleycorn. Thus the gallon, the basic English unit of volume, was originally the volume of eight pounds of wheat. www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/custom.html   (2279 words)

 Albion College English Department The nine units used to fulfill major requirements must be taken for a numerical grade and may include a directed study only with special permission. Five units in English, including: 203, plus two from 151, 253, 255, 257, 258, 261 and two at the 300-level (excluding writing courses). The five units must be taken for a numerical grade and may include a directed study only with special permission. www.albion.edu /english/major.asp   (392 words)

 UCD English: PhD Program Description and Requirements The UC Davis Department of English believes that the graduate seminar, whether in English or in another department or program, should be the primary vehicle for graduate education before a student is advanced to candidacy. English 299 (Independent Study) is ordinarily for use the quarters before the Preliminary Examination to prepare for the written examination and is graded Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory. English 393: Teaching Literature and Composition must be taken in the spring quarter before teaching English 3 the following Fall. www.english.ucdavis.edu /req_PhD.htm   (1968 words)

 Undergraduate Studies::English::CAHSS::HSU Humboldt's English major offers the advantage of close personal attention to individual needs from four faculty who have a total of 27 years teaching at the K-12 levels. Our teacher preparation major includes core courses in common with the regular English major but provides additional emphasis in language and composition studies and in the interpretation and teaching of literature appropriate for a student preparing to teach in a secondary school setting. English 435 is a prerequisite for English 436. www.humboldt.edu /~english/undergrad.html   (979 words)

 Unit Conversions Units are a very important part of scientific values and calculations. The units that most people from the United States are familiar with are the English Units. English Units are not as easy to work with as the SI Units, because you cannot use the metric prefixes. www.che.arizona.edu /Directory/Faculty/Blowers/cooking/units.html   (831 words)

 How to Become an English Major/Minor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04) A minor in English consists of five (5) units: (A) 120 and (B) at least 1 unit on literature written before 1900 and (C) at least one 300-level unit, excluding 350 and (D) at least 4 units, including the 300-level course, taken in the Department; a maximum of 2 creative writing units may be included. English majors electing the creative writing concentration must choose a member of the creative writing faculty as their advisor. The sequence English 262, 266, and 267 is a series of multi-genre courses, usually with a strong focus on fiction, that trace American writing from the early 19th century through the 20th. www.wellesley.edu /English/howtobecome.html   (1599 words)

 ISU Writing Program Writing From the Personal: This unit asks that students create a "timeline" of their lives and write an essay that speaks to some of those personal events. Clarifying Your Position: The object of this unit is to explore a position and to also approach its counter position with equal respect and attention. Community Issues (Collaborative and two units): Students collaboratively consider an issue of importance in their community wherein they take a problem-solution approach, which aims to both inform their audience about the issue and persuade them to see their opinion and accept one of their possible solutions. www.english.ilstu.edu /writingprogram/units/Units.htm   (707 words)

 English Courses - Vanguard University A study of modern English usage in syntax, form, and the mechanics of composition, with emphasis on problems which the teacher meets in public schools; a consideration of some conflicts between conventional grammatical teaching and current usage. Prerequisite: ENGL 350 and consent of the instructor. Prerequisite: ENGL 389 or consent of the instructor. www.vanguard.edu /English/index.aspx?doc_id=147   (1597 words)

 English - Degrees Not more than 6 units by extension and correspondence courses may be applied toward the English major: correspondence courses may be applied only if they are acceptable for the major at the college where the course is offered. English majors are advised to select a course in English history as one of their upper-division electives. ENGL 261 or 263 or 265 (16 units) www.csufresno.edu /catoffice/current/englishdgr.html   (1996 words)

 SJSU English Department Home Page Course traces the development of the English language--its sounds, word forms, grammatical structures, vocabulary, and punctuation--from its origins as a dialect of the German-speaking peoples to its status as a world language today. Middle English and continental literature, including such forms as the lyric, allegory, narrative, romance, and biblically based drama. English poetic forms and prose styles from the accession of James I to the fall of the Commonwealth. www.sjsu.edu /depts/english/courses.htm   (1588 words)

 Sonoma State Catalog 2002-2004: English To be admitted to the English major, students must receive a grade of at least B- in ENGL 101 and 214 or their equivalents. Classified status is usually granted to admitted applicants with undergraduate majors in English; conditionally classified status, which requires the completion of 12 to 18 additional units in English, is usually granted to admitted applicants with an undergraduate major in another field. Emphasis within the English M.A. All students in the English M.A. program are required to have a substantial background in literature, advanced writing skills, and a knowledge of research methods and literary theory provided in ENGL 500 and 501. www.sonoma.edu /catalog/02-04/english.shtml   (4622 words)

 English Within the English major, students may concentrate their programs of study in either literature or in language and linguistics. All applicants to the MA in English must follow all application and admission procedures outlined in the university graduate application booklet. The Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) is a post-baccalaureate program of study designed for teachers and prospective teachers seeking competence in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. www.csudh.edu /Catalog/200405/English.htm   (4792 words)

 English This course is designed as a survey of English literature beginning with the Anglo-Saxon period and extending through the eighteenth century. This course is designed as a survey of English literature beginning with the Romantic period and extending through the twentieth century. This course is designed as a continuation of Survival English, and the course introduces the student to English literature. www.sjdccd.cc.ca.us /dept/ar/catalog/cat0405/coursedescrip-0436.html   (4151 words)

 Department of English -- Graduate Programs Students with a BA in English must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper division English courses; this GPA is determined by the cumulative GPA of all approved upper division English courses. Students with a BA in a subject other than English must have a minimum of 24 semester units of approved upper-division English courses with a minimum 3.00 GPA in these courses; this GPA is determined by the cumulative GPA of all approved upper division English courses. The Associated Graduate Students in English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge, is the newly-restored organization created to provide peer support for CSUN graduate students in their academic careers as well as their future professions. www.csun.edu /~hfeng005/graduate.html   (1037 words)

 CSUH Catalog 2005-2006: English (Undergraduate) The minor in English consists of 32 units, excluding ENGL 1001 and 1002, approved by an English Department advisor. Twenty-four units of upper division English courses (except ENGL 3000, 3001, 3003 and those not used for areas I-VI on the major). May be repeated twice, for a total of 12 units, with the permission and advice of the instructor or department. www.csueastbay.edu /ecat/20052006/u-engl.html   (3627 words)

 English Literature This unit includes five components: a multimedia introduction to the life of Shakespeare; a structural look at English and Petrarchan sonnets; a closer look at the more famous Shakespeare sonnets, a lesson on Edmund Spenser's "Faerie Queen" and innovative sonnet structure, and a SAT vocabulary lesson. This unit includes the suggested first semester exam for students who may have experienced most or all of the activities in units one through nine (1-9) in the sequence of lesson plans for English Literature. This unit includes the suggested second semester exam for students who may have experienced most or all of the activities in units ten through eighteen (10-18) of the sequence for English Literature. www.glc.k12.ga.us /seqlps/sudisplay.asp?SUID=214   (1323 words)

 UCD English: MA Program Description and Requirements The Dean of Graduate Studies, however, requires that 12 units be carried each term. To review their overall performance in the program and progress toward the degree objective, each English graduate student meets with the Graduate Adviser in a scheduled conference, and the Graduate Adviser prepares a Progress Report on each student. English literature or American literature courses in the 100 or 200 series (only one may be from the 100 series). wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu /req_MA.htm   (421 words)

 Home Page of An English Page One of these units was originally written for assessment purposes at QUT. I have included a few of the English Essays I wrote for assessment purposes as an undergraduate. When my dreams of Teaching High School English were thwarted, I became interested in ESL teaching and went to South Korea and China for a while. anenglishpage.tripod.com   (129 words)

 Department of English English faculty are experts in their fields, actively involved in teaching, scholarship, creative activities, and publishing in linguistics, literacy, literature, and creative and technical writing. Few English advisors are expert on admissions, international education, financial aid, course transfers, total transcripts, graduation audits, personal and psychological counseling, or job placement, but they may be able to help solve such issues as well as give referrals. ENGL 184 (3 units) is required of all students, with the rest of the program constructed in consultation with a faculty advisor. www.csulb.edu /depts/english/educational.html   (4292 words)

 English & English as a Second Language (ESL) - Studies - VCE - VCAA Briefings to support implementation of VCE English Units 1 and 2 reaccredited for 2007-2011. The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 expires 31 December 2006. Results of a Board of Studies survey that identifies different approaches to the management and assessment of coursework in English Units 3 and 4. www.vcaa.vic.edu.au /vce/studies/english/index.html   (479 words)

 English Department Curriculum, Minors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04) Students becoming secondary education teachers who wish to teach English as an additional subject in grades 6-12 must choose the Secondary Education English Minor, which is 27 units (crs.). 3 units (crs.): Proficiency in a foreign language, demonstrated by passing a 300-level course in French, Spanish, or German, or by passing a fourth term course in Russian or Japanese. Comment: English 307 meets the University Composition Requirement but does not count toward the unit (cr.) requirements for the English Minor. www.english.uwosh.edu /curric_minors.html   (605 words)

 Mars Atmosphere Model - Imperial Units These curve fits are also available in metric units. For the temperature T and the pressure p, the Imperial units curve fits for the lower atmosphere are: In each zone the density r is derived from the equation of state. www.grc.nasa.gov /WWW/K-12/airplane/atmosmre.html   (565 words)

 The English Club The publications of the English Club are available to all English Teachers and, where applicable, to students. A resource packet is a selection of three units on novels, short stories, picture story books and films from our past publications (1986-2003). The English Club produces a wide range of materials and resources for teachers and students of VCE English and VCE ESL English. www.englishclubonline.net.au   (294 words)

 English units of measurement. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. The basic unit of length is the yard (yd); fractions of the yard are the inch (1/36 yd) and the foot (1/3 yd), and commonly used multiples are the rod (51/2 yd), the furlong (220 yd), and the mile (1,760 yd). Since the Mendenhall Order of 1893, the U.S. yard and pound and all other units derived from them have been defined in terms of the metric units of length and mass, the meter and the kilogram; thus, there is no longer any direct relationship between American units and British units of the same name. www.bartleby.com /65/en/Englsh-u.html   (781 words)

 VLP: Sample Clips of IN ENGLISH Video Series The answers to the questions are written on the screen in the 4 units of IN ENGLISH ON YOUR OWN. The learner's task is to write the answers in their workbook and to respond orally to the exercises. These 4 units are presented in 1 workbook. www.videolanguage.com /preview_English.html   (676 words)

 CSU: California Academic Partnership Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04) The standards-based instructional units posted on this website are a result of the work of California high school teachers who participated in this project from January 2001 to June 2003. To download the English Instructional Units documents, use the mouse to right-click on the Word Document Icon or the PDF icon link, choose "Save Target As," then select a location on your computer. If you have further questions regarding the use of these units or materials, please contact: Julie Torres at WestEd at 415-615-3111 or Jtorres@wested.org. www.calstate.edu /capp/projects/english_instr_units.shtml   (197 words)

 English units for Semester Overview This introductory unit includes activities directed at creating positive interpersonal relationships within the classroom. The genres of fantasy writing and story telling are explored through "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and various folk tales. This unit is designed for one lesson per week throughout the semester. anenglishpage.tripod.com /units.html   (378 words)

 units - OneLook Dictionary Search Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "units" is defined. Phrases that include units: international system of units, si units, asian currency units, base units, english units of measurement, more... Words similar to units: unit, divisions, elements, monads, ones, more... www.onelook.com /?w=units   (151 words)

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