ADVANCED GRAMMAR SYLLABUS: SPRING 2010


INSTRUCTOR: Randall Rebman

EMAIL: randall.rebman@humboldt.edu

OFFICE HOURS: Monday/Wednesday 1-3 and by appointment

OFFICE: I302



Textbooks

Folse, K, Solomon, Elena, and Smith-Palinkas, Barbara. 2008. Grammar Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing, Textbook (2nd Edition). Heinle Cengage
Azar, Betty Schrampfer. 2009. Understanding and Using English Grammar, Textbook (4th Edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Course Description


An advanced English grammar course designed for non-native speakers of English and focuses on grammar topics such as verb tenses, count and noncount nouns, noun clauses, adjective clauses, adverb clauses, and adverbial phrases. Advanced grammar is designed to strengthen student's usage of English grammar for academic purposes, such as completing written assignments and public speaking. Course content will support Freshmen Composition grammar usage and oral speaking activities such as public speaking. Note: This grammar course does not transfer to any U.S. college.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand and apply the following grammar structures in spoken and written discourse: noun clauses (including reported and quoted speech), verb tenses, articles and determiners, adjective clauses, adverb clauses, and adverbial phases.
Students will also develop an awareness of their own writing errors and how to correct and edit them.


Grading

  • Attendance can affect your final grade. Be sure to read the section above carefully.
  • Homework must be handed in on the day it is due. Late homework will only be accepted if you are absent, and hand it in on the same day that you return to class. Late homework will be marked, but will receive a grade of zero.No make-up tests or classwork will be given or accepted.

20% HOMEWORK/PARTICIPATION (including gerund/infinitive and past tense/past participle quizzes)
30% CLASSWORK/QUIZZES
20% MIDTERM EXAM
30% FINAL EXAM