The following ASP courses are designed to help students meet the reading, writing, study, and learning demands at UIC. ASP courses carry no graduation credit, but they do contribute toward the calculation of tuition, full and part-time enrollment status, and financial aid eligibility.



ASP 050: SPEAKING/READING/WRITING IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE.  This course provides practice in reading, speaking, and writing formal and colloquial English for non-native speakers with limited English proficiency. Special emphasis is on using English language skills in everyday and academic contexts.  T/R 9:30 AM-10:45 AM,  BSB 137, CRN 10199.  Instructor:  Jose Deleon


ASP 055: COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS.  This course provides instruction and practice in formal and informal English language usage in the context of intercultural learning for graduate students with limited English proficiency.  Meets W 10:00 AM-12:30 PM, in 2LC A5, CRN 10212 T, 12:30 PM-3:00 PM in ETMSW 2217, CRN 10215.  Instructor Audrey Zenner


ASP 060: STUDYING/LEARNING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES.  This course offers practical methods for success in college. Students will apply learning strategies to tasks typical of course work in the various disciplines. Instruction includes both lecture and small group learning and uses a variety of media.   Meets M/W/F, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM in 2TH 317, CRN 10262.  Instructor:  Bahar Baniasad


ASP 062: TOPICS IN LEARNING SUPPORT INSTRUCTION.  This eight-week course is designed to introduce and provide practice in specific topics related to reading, writing, learning and thinking strategies, geared to specific course demands across the disciplines and for specific populations.  Offered twice per semester. Meets M/W August 24-October 14, 2015 3:00 PM-4:40 PM in 2TH 300, M/W CRN 26167, October 19-December 2, 2015, 2TH 300 CRN 21556.  Instructor:  Jon Mann


ASP 090: CRITICAL READING & THINKING I.  This course uses the Reading Matrix, a novel approach to critical reading developed by an ACE staff member. The Reading Matrix uses a visual model to facilitate the analytical reading of persuasive essays and journal articles.   Meets M/W/F. 9:00-9:50, in 2SH 100, CRN 10300.  Instructor Jon Mann and T/R 3:30 PM-4:45 PM, in 2BSB 119, CRN 10303.  Instructor:  Jose De Leon


ASP 092:  VOCABULARY ENRICHMENT.  This course is designed to teach students how to increase the number of words they use in their speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, students are taught strategies for learning unfamiliar, technical terms and phrases in their textbooks. (The course meets for half a semester.)  Offered twice per semester.

Meets M/W August 24-October 14, 2015, 9:00 AM-10:40 AM in 2SH 219, CRN 10335 and

M/W October 19-December 2, 2015 in 2BSB 265, CRN 27238.  Instructor:  Jose De Leon

M/W  October 19-December 2, 2015, 9:00AM-10:40 AM in 2SH 219, CRN 33190 and

Bahar Baniasad, T/R, 2:00PM-3:40 PM in 2BSB 163, CRN 34845.  Instructor Bahar Baniasad


ASP 095: ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING.  This course, targeted toward international graduate students, introduces and provides practice in academic and professional writing. The course focuses on resumes, business and professional correspondence, reports, proposals, and theses.  Meets R, 12:30 PM-3:00 PM in ETMSW 2233, CRN 10337.  Instructor: Audrey Zenner  M/W/F 2:00 PM-2:50 PM in 2BSB 115 CRN 27863.  Instructor: Bahar Baniasad


ASP 096 INDEPENDENT STUDY.  This course is offered for variable credit and is designed for students who wish to supplement regular courses or undertake individual study projects. Students must consult with the instructor before registering.