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 Course Title:   Business English II

 Title Abbreviation:   BUSINESS ENGLISH II

 Department:    OFTEC

 Course #:    116

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    239998

 EPC:    547

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Continuation of OFTEC 115. Includes punctuation, proofreading and editing, and writing techniques.


Prerequisite: OFTEC 115 or equivalent.

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. Correctly punctuate compound sentences.
  2. Use parallel construction in composing sentences.
  3. Convert simple sentences into a variety of more complex patterns.
  4. Apply the standardized pattern of usage for all punctuation.
  5. Apply rules of capitalization.
  6. Apply rules for expressing numbers.
  7. Demonstrate business vocabulary and spelling skills in writing exercises.
  8. Proofread and edit written communications.
  9. Organize paragraphs around topic sentences.
  10. 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.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

Course Contents

  1. Guidelines for using commas, semicolons, and colons.
  2. Guidelines for using quotation marks, parentheses, and the dash.
  3. Guidelines for using brackets, italics, and the underscore.
  4. Rules for capitalization.
  5. Rules for expressing numbers.
  6. Writing topic sentences.
  7. Writing parallel lists.
  8. Writing simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
  9. Building coherent paragraphs.
  10. Business vocabulary and spelling.
  11. Office reference manuals.