Standards

 Updated: 09/10/07

ENG 100 - English

Course Description

Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include: basic oral communications, listening skills, basic grammar and sentence skills, paragraph development, and reading skills. Homework assignments reinforce classroom learning.

 

Competency Areas

Hours

Basic Oral Communications       

Class

5

Listening Skills 

D. Lab

0

Basic Grammar and Sentence Skills

P. Lab/O.B.I.

0

Paragraph Development

Credit

5

Reading Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisite:

ENG 096, or entrance English score in accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels; and RDG 096, or entrance reading score in accordance with approved DTAE admission score levels

Corequisite:

 

 

Course Guide

 

Competency

After completing this section, the student will:

Hours

Class

D.Lab

P.Lab/

O.B.I.

BASIC ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

15

0

0

Telephone etiquette

Use effective telephone communication.

 

 

 

Small group interaction

Participate in group interaction.

 

 

 

 

Devise a plan of action to resolve a job related problem.

 

 

 

 

Role play a job-related situation.

 

 

 

Language registers

Recognize different levels of language.

 

 

 

Oral presentations

Give oral presentations.

 

 

 

 

Interview and introduce a person.

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate a product or procedure.

 

 

 

 

Convey thoughts in a way that accomplishes desired results.

 

 

 

LISTENING SKILLS

5

0

0

Listening techniques

Summarize and paraphrase.

 

 

 

Nonverbal communication

Take accurate notes that summarize material presented.

Interpret nonverbal clues.

 

 

 

Directions

Follow directions.

 

 

 

BASIC GRAMMAR AND SENTENCE SKILLS

10

0

0

Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives

Use sentence parts correctly.

 

 

 

Sentence patterns

Recognize basic sentence patterns.

 

 

 

Sentence structure

Structure sentences effectively.

 

 

 

Word choice, style, punctuation

Practice peer editing, preferably with word processing.

 

 

 

PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT

15

0

0

Topic

Develop a topic sentence.

 

 

 

Organization

Organize unified details for a paragraph.

 

 

 

Paragraph elements

Write a paragraph which contains a narrow subject; a controlling idea; relevant, concrete details; and logical organization.

 

 

 

 

Use computers to access information and produce documents.

 

 

 

Revision

Edit and revise paragraphs, preferably using a word processor.

 

 

 

 

Reinforce reading skills through paragraph revision.

 

 

 

READING SKILLS

5

0

0

Library usage

Demonstrate the ability to use library cataloging system.

 

 

 

Reference usage

Reinforce reading skills through reference usage.

 

 

 

 

Complete a library worksheet on locating various references.

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate the ability to use indexes to find information in professional journals.

 

 

 

Occupational reading

Read materials such as professional journals and technical manuals.

 

 

 

 

Suggested Resources

 

Suggested Resources include textbooks shown below or most current edition.

 

Books

 

Comeau, J., & Diehn, G. (1987). Communication on the job: A practical approach. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Jacobus, L. A., & Miller, J. D. (1989). The sentence book (3rd ed.). San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Langan, J. (1989). Sentence skills: A workbook for writers (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Lewis, S. D., et al. (1991). Writing skills for technical students (3rd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Mihm, M. T. (1989). Sentence by sentence: A basic rhetoric, reader and grammar. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Rickett, C. C. (1973). Drill for skill. New York: AMSCO.

Vanalstyne, J. S. (1990). Professional and technical writing strategies (2nd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.