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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Dec 17, 2017
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EH 100 - Fundamentals of Writing (Four Credits)

This beginning writing course is designed to provide students with introductory skills in writing. It provides learners with an overview of the basics in English grammar, usage, and mechanics. The course should provide learners with a foundation for basic writing, which will include practice with sentence structure, paragraph writing, and organization. It will also include opportunities for students to identify and understand the writer’s audience. This course should prepare students for the College Writing course. 

Assignment Overview
This course has two parts, which includes a one-credit grammar component that students must successfully complete before moving on to the rest of the course. The one-credit grammar component is comprised of ten lessons, each of which contains a lesson plan, study notes, and a quiz. The three-credit component provides a foundation for basic writing and is comprised of 15 lessons and a final paper. 


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize different parts of speech and distinguish between independent and dependent clauses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how grammar affects word choice by selecting the correct and relevant words or phrases.
  • Identify correct sentence structure.
  • Use appropriate grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure in written form. 
  • Identify parts of speech and their relationship with writing. 
  • Recognize the writer’s audience.

Credits: Four

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