SRJC Course Outlines

11/20/2019 9:45:32 PMBGN 71 Course Outline as of Fall 1998

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BGN 71Title:  BUSINESS ENGLISH  
Full Title:  Business English
Last Reviewed:3/28/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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English fundamentals: sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary.  Use of standard reference sources and proofreader's marks for editing business-related sentences, paragraphs, and documents.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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English fundamentals: sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary.  Use of standard reference sources and proofreader's marks for editing business-related sentences, paragraphs, and documents.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The student will:
1.  Identify the parts of speech when they appear in sentences.
2.  Differentiate among, examine, and create simple, compound, and
   complex sentences.
3.  Develop gramatically correct sentences.
4.  Punctutate sentences correctly.
5.  Spell words correctly, capitalize words correctly, and write numbers
   according to conventional usage.
6.  Organize and revise sentences and paragraphs.
7.  Write topical summaries employing effective sentence and paragraph
   structure.
8.  Employ the use of a dictionary to identify and verify correct word
   spelling, usage, etymologies, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.
9.  Use a reference manual to locate answers to specific questions when
   composing sentences, paragraphs, and business-related documents.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Laying Foundation
     A. Reference skills
          1. dictionary
          2. reference manual
          3. thesaurus
     B. Overview of parts of speech
     C. Sentences
          1. elements
          2. patterns
          3. types
2.  Parts of Speech
     A. Nouns
     B. Pronouns
          1. personal
          2. antecedents
     C. Verbs
          1. kinds
          2. voices
          3. moods
          4. tenses
          5. verbals
          6. agreement with subject
     D. Adjectives
     E. Adverbs
     F. Prepositions
     G. Conjunctions
          1. coordinate
          2. correlative
          3. subordinate
          4. conjunctive adverbs
3.  Punctuation
     A. Commas
     B. Semi-colons
     C. Colons
     D. Other
4.  Writing with Style
     A. Capitalization
     B. Numbers
     C. Word choice
         1. correct spelling
         2. clear vocabulary
     D. Effective sentences
     E. Logical paragraphs

Assignments:
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1.  Complete pre and post chapter tests.
2.  Complete chapter exercises.
3.  Write simple, compound, complex, compound-complex sentences.
4.  Write paragraphs.
5.  Write short/informal reports
6.  Study spelling and vocabulary lists and complete assignments.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion, Composition
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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BUSINESS ENGLISH, 5th edition, Mary Ellen Guffey, South-Western
 Educational Publishing, 1996
HOW 8:  A HANDBOOK FOR OFFICE WORKERS 8E, Clark & Clark, South-Western
 Educational Publishing, 1998
WEBSTER'S TENTH NEW COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY, Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1993

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