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Credit Hours

(3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates

Section NoStart Date
111502January 12, 2015
111553February 2, 2015
118600January 12, 2015
216120January 12, 2015

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Modern English Grammar

Course Description

This is the first of a two-part sequence (ENG 050/055) designed to prepare students for composition courses. The course content focuses on major grammatical concepts and writing. A grade of 2.0 or better in ENG 050 is necessary to enter ENG 055.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify parts of speech correctly: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, and conjunctions.
  • Identify sentence parts correctly: subjects, verbs, phrases, and clauses.
  • Express complete thoughts using simple, compound, complex, and compound/complex sentences.
  • Apply conventional punctuation correctly to all types of sentences.
  • Use a dictionary and thesaurus to identify words types and build vocabulary.
  • Compose well developed paragraphs.
  • Revise paragraphs for coherence, accuracy, and clarity.
  • Edit paragraphs for sentence skills: grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word choice.
  • Develop critical thinking skills.
  • Develop proficiency in modern grammar.
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