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 Course Title:   Spelling Improvement

 Title Abbreviation:   SPELLING IMPROVEMENT

 Department:    ENGL

 Course #:    91

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    330103

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Spelling rules and guidelines for overcoming common errors.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. recognize common spelling problem areas
  2. gain strategies for remembering correct spelling
  3. practice the use of conventional rules and guidelines
  4. strengthen self-image through improved spelling capabilities

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

Course Contents

  1. syllabication and accent
  2. review of vowel and consonant sounds
  3. unstressed vowel/silent letters
  4. conventional spelling rules
  5. common errors
  6. sound-alikes
  7. alphabetical order/dictionary
  8. proofreading