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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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EH 100 - Fundamentals of Writing (Four Credits)

Part one of this course is a one-credit component designed to provide learners with an overview of the basics in English grammar, usage, and mechanics. The component should provide learners with a foundation to help them be more successful with related material in the rest of the Fundamentals of Writing course. Part two of the course is a three-credit beginning writing course designed to provide learners with introductory skills in writing. It will offer learners opportunities to improve grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure, as well as provide them with the practice of basic writing. Focus will be on paragraph writing, organization, and attention to the writer’s audience. This course should prepare learners for higher level writing courses.



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.
  • Distinguish between independent and dependent clauses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how grammar affects word choice by choosing the correct form of a word or phrase depending on its meaning within the sentence.
  • Identify sentences that use correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the writer’s audience.
  • Express coherent, focused, and organized ideas in written sentences and paragraphs, and essay form.  
  • Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure in written form.
  • Identify parts of speech and their relationship with writing.

Credits: Four

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