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ENSL 0071

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 3
Course Title Applied Grammar I
Prerequisite(s) Placement by examination
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
Students develop grammar skills in the context of their own writing and by analyzing reading passages.  Parts of speech, verb tenses, subject-verb agreement and basic sentence structure will be emphasized.  Previous knowledge of English is required.  

Expected Educational Results
By the end of the semester, students should be able to

A. Identify and use with some proficiency the following: parts of speech, verb tenses (simple and progressive), subject-verb agreement, nouns, basic sentence structure, sentence combining, question formation, prepositional phrases, and time clauses.
B. Write sentences and paragraphs with a minimal number of errors in grammar.
C. Read passages and identify grammatical structures.

General Education Outcomes
A. All English as a Second Language courses at Georgia Perimeter College directly address the first General Education Outcome, “Communicate effectively through oral communication, listening, reading, and writing.”  This course specifically addresses the first General Education Outcome in the following manner.
1. Students will primarily develop writing skills by studying models of correct grammar in short passages, by writing compositions based on the readings as well as on personal topics, and by learning to proofread for errors.
2. In addition, students will learn to communicate effectively by participating in peer-editing and peer-review activities.

Course Content
A. Writing assignments that reinforce the grammar points discussed in class.
B. Reading assignments and class discussion of grammar; individual exercises and small group work.
C. Reading passages used to identify and examine models of grammatical structures.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
A. Course Grade
The course grade will be computed as follows:
1. Homework, Home Compositions, Revisions 25%
2. In-Class Writing Assignments 25%
3. Tests and Quizzes 25%
4. Final Examination(One half of the final exam will be an objective grammar test. One half will be an in-class composition on an unannounced topic. Students must pass the writing portion of the exam and have a minimum C average on all other work in order to pass the course.) 25%
B. Departmental Assessment
This course will be assessed, as part of the ESL Program Assessment, one semester out of every five years.
C. Use of Assessment Findings
The ENSL Executive Committee will analyze the information gathered from the assessment and revise the course outline and course syllabus accordingly.  The assessment findings also may be the subject of professional development discussions regarding instructional improvement and curriculum change.

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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