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|Discipline and Nbr:
Business English Grammar
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||1 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
This course covers the finite points of English grammar usage preparing students for the professional demands of analyzing and writing correct sentences; using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary in business writing, formal reports, and marketing materials. Includes the use of standard reference sources and proofreader's marks for editing business-related sentences, paragraphs, and documents.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
This course covers the finite points of English grammar preparing students for the professional demands of correct sentences, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary as used in formal reports, writing, and marketing materials. Includes using standard reference sources and proofreader's marks.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1998||Inactive:||
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze the underlying structures of the English language including
grammar, syntax, phonetics, and socio-linguistic intention.
2. Identify parts of speech in complicated sentences.
3. Differentiate among, examine, and create simple, compound, and
complex and compound-complex sentences.
4. Develop grammatically correct sentences including gender correct
reference, reflexive pronouns, antecedent references, etc.
5. Punctuate sentences correctly including degrees, subjunctive
sentences, "bullets," commas, etc.
6. Spell words correctly, capitalize words correctly, and write numbers
according to conventional usage including corporate names, dates,
7. Organize and revise sentences and paragraphs to insure readability.
8. Develop effective electronic messages following traditional writing
9. Employ the use of a dictionary to identify and verify correct word
spelling, usage, etymologies, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms.
10. Use a reference manual to locate answers to specific questions when
composing sentences, paragraphs, and business-related documents.
11. Proofread written material developed by others, identify errors,
and make corrections.
Topics and Scope
I. History of the English language
A. Language origins
B. A brief historical perspective
C. Word order languages vs. case languages
D. Why English is such a difficult language to learn and use
1. English phonetics
3. language change
II. Laying the Foundation
A. Reference skills
2. reference manual
4. appropriate use of software spelling and grammar checks
B. Overview of parts of speech
III. Parts of Speech
6. agreement with subject
4. conjunctive adverbs
V. Writing with Style
C. Word choice
1. correct spelling
2. clear vocabulary
D. Effective sentences
E. Logical paragraphs
F. Consistency with "bullets" and lists
G. Effective e-mail techniques
A. Applying proofreader's marks
B. Revising copy containing proofreader's marks
VII. Effects of Clear Writing
A. Sociolinguistics and communications
B. Value to business of effective communications
C. Personal gains of clear communications
1. Complete pre- and post-chapter tests.
2. Complete chapter exercises.
3. Write simple, compound, complex, compound-complex sentences.
4. Complete short writing assignments such as paragraphs, memos,
and short letters.
5. Study spelling and vocabulary lists.
6. Edit and correct material with proofreader's marks.
7. Quizzes, mid-term and final exams.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
30 - 50%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
15 - 25%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 50%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Completion, Composition||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 20%
|Attendance and participation||
BUSINESS ENGLISH AT WORK, 2nd Edition, Jaderstrom and Miller
Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2003
HOW 10: A HANDBOOK FOR OFFICE WORKERS, 10th Edition,
Clark & Clark, South-Western Educational Publishing. 2004
and How 10 Workbook
WEBSTER'S NEW COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY, Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2004.