ENG 134 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                                                       Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Administrative Support Technology, Office Information Processing


Course Number and Title:           ENG 134, Grammar for Writing and Speaking


Credit Hours:  3                   Hours/Wk Lecture:   3        Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:   



I.              Catalog Description:         Studies the various parts of speech with application to both writing and speaking. Includes significant assignments to demonstrate skills in a variety of written and verbal communication, and emphasizes the skills necessary for correct everyday usage of the English language. Lecture 3 hours per week


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: 


This course prepares students to write and edit business letters and documents.


III.           Required background: 

Students must have completed all developmental writing and reading prior to registering for this class, or possess equivalent competence on the Asset or Compass placement tests.


IV.          Course Content:

A.         Common, Proper, and Plural Nouns

B.         Possessive Nouns

C.        Personal, Demonstrative, Relative, Interrogative Pronouns

D.        Adjectives, Adverbs, and Verbs

E.         Verb Tenses

F.         Irregular Verbs

G.        Voice and Mood

H.        Verbals

I.           Subject-Verb Agreement

J.          Prepositions and Conjunctions


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:


VI.  Evaluation

A.   Be able to write grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs using accepted standards of use.

B.   Be able to identify parts of speech in written and spoken discourse

C.   Be able to present and respond to requests for information orally using accepted standards of use.

D.   Be able to edit written documents for clarity

E.   Be able to identify grammatical errors in sentence structure and correct these errors

Students will be assessed on editing, writing and oral presentation tasks developed by instructors.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking