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6/26/2022 7:49:36 PMBGN 71 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BGN 71Title:  BUSINESS ENGLISH  
Full Title:  Business English Grammar
Last Reviewed:4/25/2022

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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In this course, students will study English grammar and usage to prepare students for professional positions. Participants review and use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary to analyze, compose, and correct written materials. In addition to the text, a reference manual and proofreading marks are introduced for use in editing business-related sentences, paragraphs, and documents (email, memo, letter, report, etc.).

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will study English grammar and usage to prepare students for professional positions. Participants review and use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary to analyze, compose, and correct written materials. In addition to the text, a reference manual and proofreading marks are introduced for use in editing business-related sentences, paragraphs, and documents (email, memo, letter, report, etc.).
(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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Recognize and use the correct parts of speech when analyzing and writing sentences.
2. Use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary when preparing business documents, reports, and marketing materials.
3. Use dictionaries, thesauri, handbooks and proofreading marks for editing business-related sentences, paragraphs, and documents.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Identify parts of speech.
2. Differentiate among, examine, and create simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
3. Develop grammatically correct sentences including number- and gender-correct references, reflexive pronouns, and antecedent references.
4. Punctuate sentences correctly using terminal, internal, and other required punctuation.
5. Spell and 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. Proofread and revise written work using writing resources such as online dictionaries, thesauri, and reference manuals.
8. 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 checkers
     B. Overview of parts of speech
     C. Sentences
          1. Elements
          2. Patterns
          3. Types
II. Parts of Speech
     A. Nouns
          1. Classes
          2. Spelling and using 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 and Adverbs
            1. Positive, comparative, superlative
     E. Adverbs
     F. Prepositions
     G. Conjunctions
          1. Coordinate
          2. Correlative
          3. Subordinate
          4. Conjunctive adverbs
III   Punctuation
     A. Commas
     B. Semicolons
     C. Colons
     D. Terminal (period, question mark, exclamation point)
     E. Other (apostrophes, brackets, dashes, hyphens, parentheses, quotation marks, symbols)
IV.   Writing with Style
     A. Capitalization
     B. Numbers
     C. Word choice
         1. Correct spelling
         2. Appropriate vocabulary
     D. Effective sentences
     E. Coherent paragraphs
     F. Consistency with bullets and lists
     G. Effective e-mail techniques
V. Proofreading
     A. Applying proofreading marks
     B. Revising copy containing proofreading marks
VII. Effects of Clear Writing
     A. Personal gains of clear communications
     B. Value of effective business communications

Assignments:
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1. Pre- and post-chapter tests (exercises)
2. Chapter exercises
3. Short writing assignments such as sentences, paragraphs, emails,  memos, and short letters
4. Edit and correct material with proofreading marks
5. Quizzes and exams
6. Reading
7. Optional: Participate through in-class discussions or postings and responses to online discussions.

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%
Short writing assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Chapter exercises; edit and correct material with proofreading 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%
Quizzes and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Participate through in-class discussions or postings and responses to online discussions


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Business English, 13th Edition, Guffey and Seefer, Cengage Learning, 2020
HOW 14e: A Handbook for Office Workers, 14th Edition, Clark & Clark, Cengage Learning, 2017
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (merriam-webster.com)
Instructor prepared materials

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