Course Abstract Details

ENGL-245, Modern English Grammar

Credits: 3

Course Description

ENGL-245, Modern English Grammar, examines the system of language structures (from words to sentence patterns) that underlie clear communication in both written and spoken English. Students will explore the ethics of Standard English in light of regional dialects, the effects of expression choices on our thoughts and attitudes, and the implications of an ever changing language. Prerequisite: completion of (or concurrent enrollment in) ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES    By the end of ENGL-245, Modern English Grammar, students will be able to do the following:   

1. Define and identify the parts of speech; GE2  

2. Identify, analyze, and construct simple, compound, and complex sentences; GE2, E5 

3. Arrange thoughts in multiple sentence patterns for particular stylistic effects; GE1, GE2, E5 

4. Define and correct common errors in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure; GE2, E5 

5. Translate and explain common dialect deviations from Standard English; GE1, GE2, E4 

6. Identify cultural forces that influence and change accepted English usage; GE1, GE6, E4 

7. Explain the ramifications of expression on thoughts and attitudes; GE1, GE2, E4 

8. Summarize and debate a contemporary linguistic controversy; GE1, GE2 

9. Identify changes in one?s sensitivity to grammar conventions, punctuation habits, and language choices. GE7, E6

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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