SRJC Course Outlines

12/7/2021 7:45:15 AMADLTED 766.6 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ADLTED 766.6Title:  WORKPLACE ENGLISH  
Full Title:  Workforce Preparation 6: Introduction to Workplace English
Last Reviewed:4/23/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled08 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled3.002 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 24.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is an overview of basic English fundamentals emphasizing correct grammatical usage, correct sentence construction, punctuation, spelling, proofreading, and editing as they relate to workplace writing.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is an overview of basic English fundamentals emphasizing correct grammatical usage, correct sentence construction, punctuation, spelling, proofreading, and editing as they relate to workplace writing.
(Non-Credit Course)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions

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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Construct complete and correct sentences using accurate spelling and appropriate punctuation
    as related or used in the workplace.
2.  Identify the parts of speech and explain how they function in a correct sentence.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Recognize different kinds of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions,
    conjunctions, direct and indirect objects used or related to the workplace.
2. Construct simple and compound sentences used in the workplace.
3. Proofread for spelling and punctuation errors in workplace writings.

Topics and Scope
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I. Why Correct Grammar is Important in Business
    A. Descriptive grammar
    B. Prescriptive grammar
II. Parts of Speech
    A. Nouns
         1. Common
         2. Proper
         3. Abstract
         4. Concrete
         5. Collective or group
         6. Plurals
         7. Possessives
    B. Verbs
         1. Infinitives
         2. Helping
         3. Action
         4. Linking
         5. Tenses
         6. Agreement with subject/nouns
    C. Pronouns
         1. Person
         2. Number
         3. Gender
         4. Case
    D. Adjectives
         1. Descriptive
         2. Proper
         3. Compound
         4. Articles
         5. Degrees
    E. Adverbs
         1. Manner
         2. Place
         3. Time
         4. Frequency
         5. Degree
    F. Prepositions
         1. Terms that Indicate Anatomy or Placement
         2. Use
    G. Conjunctions
         1. Coordinating (FANBOYS i.e. For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So)
         2. Correlative
         3. Subordinating
         4. Conjunctive adverbs
III. Direct and Indirect Objects
IV. Punctuation
    A. End punctuation--period, question mark, exclamation
    B. Semi-Colon
    C. Colon
    D. Hyphen and Dash
    E. Parentheses and Brackets
    F. Other Symbols
V. Spelling
    A. Why English Spelling is so Complicated and Confusing
    B. Some Spelling "Rules"
    C. Commonly Misspelled Words
VI. Types of Sentences
    A. Simple
    B. Compound
    C. Complex
    D. Compound-Complex
VII. Proofreading and Editing
    A. Tips and Tricks
    B. Corrections

Assignments:
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1. Weekly quizzes (2 - 8)
2. In-class sentence construction, paragraph writing, letters or emails, proofreading and
    editing, individually and in groups (10 - 20)
3. Group presentation--Grammatical concepts
4. Final exam
5. Active attendance and participation

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
40 - 50%
In-class sentence construction, paragraph writing, and letters or emails
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
10 - 20%
Grammar exercises--punctuation, editing
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Weekly quizzes; final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance and participation; Group presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Tools for Workplace Success: Essential Skills for the Workplace. McGraw-Hill Publishing. 2012 (classic)
Workplace Skills: Writing for Work, Student Workbook. McGraw-Hill Publishing. 2012 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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