SRJC Course Outlines

9/19/2020 10:12:34 PMCSKLS 312.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CSKLS 312.1Title:  SENTENCES & PARAGRAPHS  
Full Title:  Sentence and Paragraph Development
Last Reviewed:3/9/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled.754 min.Lab Scheduled13.13
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.75 Contact Total30.63
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 65.63 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CSKLS312.1

Catalog Description:
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This course covers the basic grammatical construction and punctuation of a variety of sentence types and includes methods for correcting fragment sentences and run-ons. Students will apply concepts to short written compositions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course covers the basic grammatical construction and punctuation of a variety of sentence types and includes methods for correcting fragment sentences and run-ons. Students will apply concepts to short written compositions.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Students will use correct capitalization and a variety of sentence types with correct sentence
punctuation to write a multi-paragraph composition.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
 
1. Apply basic capitalization rules to their writing.
2. Use the correct end marks for all types of sentences.
3. Identify subjects, verbs, objects, modifying phrases, and conjunctions in simple, compound,
and complex sentences.
4. Identify fragment sentences and revise them to make complete sentences.
5. Identify run-ons and comma splices and apply at least three methods for changing run-ons
and comma splices into compound or complex sentences.
6. Structure ideas into a multi-paragraph composition that includes an introduction, body,
and conclusion.
7. Word-process writing assignments, using basic MLA (Modern Language Association)
format for college papers.

Topics and Scope
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1. Capitalization rules
   a. Proper nouns
   b. Titles
2. Parts of speech and the sentence
   a. Nouns, pronouns, and subjects
   b. Predicates, verbs, and auxiliary verbs
   c. Objects
   d. Prepositions and prepositional phrases
3. End marks
4. Fragment sentences and methods for correction
5. Compound sentences
   a. Using coordinating conjunctions
   b. Using semicolons
   c. Using semicolons and transitional phrases
   d. Correcting run-ons and comma splices
6. Complex sentences
   a. Using subordination
   b. Using relative pronouns in non-restrictive clauses (optional: restrictive vs. non-restrictive clauses)
7. Sentence variety
   a. Sentence combining
   b. Changing compound to complex sentences, and vice-versa
   c. Selecting the most appropriate sentence type
8. Basic composition
   a. Introduction, body, conclusion
   b. Revision process
   c. Editing techniques for sentence structure
9. Basic word-processing and MLA paper format (heading, title, margins, spacing)

Assignments:
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1. Textbook exercises on capitalization, sentence structure, and sentence punctuation
2. Exercises using word processing and basic MLA format, plus computer-based and/or online exercises covering class concepts
3. Textbook and other reading assignments (approx. 5-8 pages per week)
4. At least one 1-2 page composition, including prewriting exercises, first draft, revision that incorporates peer and instructor feedback, and final draft in basic MLA format
5. Peer response groups, including providing written feedback (may be conducted online)
6. 1-4 quizzes and/or tests, plus final exam that includes a writing component

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
45 - 60%
Textbook and online exercises, composition(s)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, tests, final exam: multiple choice, completion, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Participation; peer response groups; written feedback


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Langan, John. Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B, 9th Edition. McGraw-Hill: 2010.
Brandon, Lee. At a Glance: Sentences, 5th Edition. Houghton Mifflin: 2012.
Instructor-prepared materials.

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