SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2018 3:30:14 PMBGN 71 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BGN 71Title:  BUSINESS ENGLISH  
Full Title:  Business English Grammar
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 Scheduled06 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
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Catalog Description:
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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.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
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.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1.  Recognize and use the correct part of speech when analyzing and writing correct sentences.
2.  Use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary as expected in business writing, formal reports, and marketing materials.  
3.  Use standard reference sources and proofreader's marks for editing business-related sentences, paragraphs, and documents.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify parts of speech in complicated sentences.
2.  Differentiate among, examine, and create simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
3.  Develop grammatically correct sentences including gender correct reference, reflexive pronouns, and antecedent references.
4.  Punctuate sentences correctly using terminal, internal, and other required punctuation for special circumstances.
5.  Spell words correctly, capitalize words correctly, and write numbers according to conventional usage including corporate names, dates, abbreviations, etc.
6.  Organize and revise sentences and paragraphs to ensure readability.
7.  Develop effective electronic messages following traditional writing formats.
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.
10. Proofread written material developed by others, identify errors, and make corrections.

Topics and Scope
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I. Laying the Foundation
     A. Reference skills
          1. dictionary
                a. print
                b. electronic
          2. reference manual
          3. thesaurus
          4. appropriate use of software spelling and grammar checks
     B. Overview of parts of speech
     C. Sentences
          1. elements
          2. patterns
          3. types
II. Parts of Speech
     A. Nouns
          1. classes
          2. spelling correctly
              a. plural
              b. possessive
     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
III   Punctuation
     A. Commas
     B. Semi-colons
     C. Colons
     D. Terminal
     E. Other
IV.   Writing with Style
     A. Capitalization
     B. Numbers
     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
V.  Proofreading
     A. Applying proofreader's marks
     B. Revising copy containing proofreader's marks
VII. Effects of Clear Writing
     A. Personal gains of clear communications
     B. Value to business of effective communications

Assignments:
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1.  Complete pre- and post-chapter tests (exercises)
2.  Complete chapter exercises
3.  Write simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences
4.  Complete short writing assignments such as paragraphs, memos, and short letters
5.  Edit and correct material with proofreader's marks
6.  14 -30 quizzes and exams including spelling and vocabulary
7.  Reading 20 to 30 pages a week

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
30 - 50%
Write simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. Complete short writing assignments such as paragraphs, memos, and short letters.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Complete chapter exercises. Edit and correct material with proofreader's marks.
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 - 50%
14 -30 quizzes and exams including spelling and vocabulary
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks:
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Business English , 12h Edition, Guffey and Seefer, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2017
HOW 13: A Handbook for Office Workers, 13h Edition, Clark & Clark, South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2014
 
 
Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition , Merriam-Webster, 2014, or current online version

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