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 Course Title:   Business English I

 Title Abbreviation:   BUSINESS ENGLISH I

 Department:    OFTEC

 Course #:    115

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    239998

 EPC:    547

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Fundamentals of English grammar, current usage, and business style appropriate to the contemporary workplace.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply basic spelling rules.
  2. Identify the eight parts of speech.
  3. Identify subjects and verbs in sentences.
  4. Correctly use verbs in sentences.
  5. Correctly use adjectives in sentences.
  6. Correctly use adverbs in sentences.
  7. Correctly use prepositions in sentences.
  8. Write plural forms of words.
  9. Correctly use apostrophe for possessives.
  10. Correctly use personal pronouns.
  11. Correctly apply rules of agreement of antecedents and pronouns.
  12. Increase knowledge of business vocabulary.
  13. Use an office reference manual to complete office tasks.

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. Business language and dictionaries.
  2. Verbs: agreement and mood.
  3. Verbs in sentences.
  4. Tenses of verbs.
  5. Regular and irregular verbs.
  6. Parts of speech.
  7. Sentence analysis.
  8. Modifiers of nouns and pronouns.
  9. Special uses of adjectives.
  10. Adverbs.
  11. Prepositions.
  12. Plural forms of nouns.
  13. Use of possessive nouns.
  14. Personal pronouns.
  15. Agreement of antecedents and pronouns.
  16. Miscellaneous pronouns.
  17. Vocabulary.
  18. Office reference manuals.