English Grammar: Analysis and Application

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Course Description:
The course provides a brief introduction to the history of the English language, as well as instruction in the study and application of traditional English grammar, mechanics, and usage, including sentence patterns and punctuation. Study of basic linguistic elements such as morphemes, syntax, and semantics will also be covered.


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Required textbooks/ course materials:

Killgallon, Don and Jenny.  Grammar for College Writing: A Sentence-composing Approach, 2010, Heinneman Publishing.  ISBN: 9780867086026


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

C-1       Communicate effectively in various rhetorical modes

C-2       Evaluate ideas using critical thinking

C-3       Demonstrate appropriate documentation techniques through various assignments

C-4       Analyze human experiences through reading and writing

C-5       Demonstrate the effective use of the conventions of Standard American English


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Identify the major events in the history of the English language
  • Identify grammatical constructions by form and function
  • Apply the rules of grammar, mechanics, and usage to writing
  • Identify and compose all major syntactic structures in the English language
  • Recognize and correct grammatical and syntactic errors
  • Diagram simple, compound, and complex sentences
  • Punctuate correctly
  • Identify the basic elements of linguistic study
  • Compose essays of various rhetorical modes using researched articles





Documented Essays, Essays, Final Exam, Homework, Report/Presentation, Quizzes, Writing Assignments, Research Papers


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Read all assigned chapters and/or articles
  • Complete all homework
  • Complete all in-class assignments
  • Attend class regularly


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