Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Language Arts Division
3 hours lecture.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: Non-ApplicableCredit Status: Basic Skills
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: NoneValidation: 12/11/09

1. Description -
A review of essential grammar and greater in-depth examination of grammatical and lexical structures used in academic and professional writing designed for nonnative speakers of English. This course is delivered entirely online.
Prerequisite: ESLL 236 or an appropriate score on the ESL Placement Test.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ESL 186.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate knowledge of sentence construction and punctuation.
  2. demonstrate use of variety of sentence types.
  3. demonstrate control of verb forms.
  4. demonstrate control of verb tenses and aspects.
  5. demonstrate understanding of active and passive voices.
  6. demonstrate ability to use word forms.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
On-going access to computer with email software and capabilities; email address; Java-script enabled Internet browsing software.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of sentence construction and punctuation.
    1. independent clauses
    2. dependent clauses
      1. adjective clauses
      2. adverbial clauses
      3. noun clauses
  2. Demonstrate use of variety of sentence types.
    1. simple sentences.
    2. compound sentences.
    3. complex sentences.
  3. Demonstrate control of verb forms.
    1. main verbs
    2. auxiliary verbs
    3. modals
    4. infinitives
    5. gerunds
  4. Demonstrate control of verb tenses and aspects.
    1. present tense
    2. past tense
    3. progressives
    4. present perfect
    5. past perfect
  5. Demonstrate understanding of active and passive voices.
    1. passive forms
    2. participial adjectives
    3. reduced passives in phrases
  6. demonstrate ability to use word forms.
    1. verb and noun pairs.
    2. noun and adjective pairs.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Assignments.
  2. Tests.
  3. Final exam or final project.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Instructors must choose a textbook from the list below. If, however, a faculty member would prefer to use a textbook not on the list, he or she must contact a full-time faculty member who regularly teaches the course to explain how the adoption would serve to achieve the learning outcomes specified in the course outline of record.

Wong, Rita, Review of Grammar Essentials for Academic Writing, online lectures.

8. Disciplines -
English as a Second Language
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Independent study.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Readings of online modules on grammar topics and articles accessed on the Internet.
  2. Writing summaries, analyses of articles, miniresearch reports on grammar topics, responses to student writing.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is part of a sequence of courses that prepares students for the composition course requirement for the AA/AS degree and/or transfer to UC/CSU.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-05-04 14:37:00

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines