SRJC Course Outlines

4/18/2024 7:16:11 PMEMLS 373GR Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMLS 373GRTitle:  EMLS ADV. GRAMMAR REVIEW  
Full Title:  Advanced Grammar Review for Multilingual Students
Last Reviewed:3/11/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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:  ESL 373GR

Catalog Description:
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Advanced multilingual students will review and reinforce their understanding of a variety of English grammar structures and will apply grammar revision strategies to writing.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course eligibility for EMLS 373 (ESL 373) or EMLS 373A (ESL 373A)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Advanced multilingual students will review and reinforce their understanding of a variety of English grammar structures and will apply grammar revision strategies to writing.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course eligibility for EMLS 373 (ESL 373) or EMLS 373A (ESL 373A)
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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Demonstrate an advanced level ability to edit sample writings for common sentence level errors.
2. Demonstrate an advanced level ability to compose original sentences and paragraphs using the target grammar, punctuation and syntax and edit for common errors.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
 
1. Write and edit sentences and paragraphs demonstrating level-appropriate knowledge of clause structure, academic vocabulary, fluency, and grammatical accuracy.
2. Distinguish between independent and dependent clauses and combine sentences using a variety of coordinators and subordinators.  
3. Choose the correct word forms as needed.
4. Correctly use capitalization and punctuation (commas, apostrophes, semicolons, colons, dashes, parenthesis, and quotations) in their student writings.

Topics and Scope
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I. Sentence Boundaries and Punctuation of Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences
    A. Fragments, run-ons, comma splices, parallel structure
    B. Punctuation
         1. Quotation marks
         2. Apostrophes
         3. Commas
         4. Semicolons
         5. Colons
         6. Dashes
         7. Parenthesis
II. Clause Structure
    A. Subjunctive noun clauses
    B. Reduced adverb clauses
    C. Reduced adjective clauses
    D. Conditional clauses
    E. Connectives that express cause and effect, contrast, condition
III. Verb Form and Appropriate Tense Usage
    A. Present and past perfect
         1. Present
          2. Past perfect continuous
    B. Active and passive voice
    C. Reported speech versus quoted speech
IV. Troublesome Grammar
    A. The article system
    B. Prepositions

Assignments:
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1. In-class work
    A. Individual, paired, or group activities that focus on a particular grammar point
     B. Individual, paired, or group editing activities
     C. Discussion of homework exercises
 
2. Homework
    A. Online exercises
    B. Composing and editing paragraphs using structures studied in class
    C. Finding examples of grammatical structures in periodicals and online
    D. Journals
    E. Written textbook assignments
 
3. Exams and Quizzes

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 textbook exercises; paragraphs; journals
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
50 - 70%
Exams & quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Online exercises; class attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Writing Strategies for Success. Hall, Barbara and Wallace, Elizabeth. English Open Textbooks. 2018. (classic).
Grammar for Writing. 3: An Editing Guide to Writing. 2nd ed. Cain, Joyce. Pearson. 2012. (classic).
Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing. 2nd ed. Folse, Keith and Solomon, Elena, and Smith-Palinkas, Barbara. National Geographic Learning. 2008. (classic).
Understanding and Using English Grammar. 5th ed.  Azar, Betty and Hagan, Stacy. Pearson. 2017. (classic).
Grammar for Great Writing C. Baker, Lida and Sherman, Kristen and Lockwood, Robyn. National Geographic Learning. 2018. (classic).
 
Instructor prepared materials

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