This course is an advanced study of the full-range of English grammar, from phonology, morphology and syntax to discourse.
Advanced grammar is essential for a well-rounded post-graduate English program as it heightens awareness of basic and complex English language constituents relative to phonology, morphology, syntax, and discourse. Knowledge of these, in turn, enables the student to guide others and him/herself in the proper usage of academic English.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete four Discussions in this course. The student will post one thread of at least 500 words. Then, the student must then post 2 replies of at least 250 words.
Language Analysis Research Application Assignments (3)
Throughout this course, the student will submit three Language Analysis Research Application Assignments. In these assignments, the student will respond to a question or set of questions. His/her response should include research in the field, and an application of this research into his/her present/future profession. Each essay must be a minimum of 750 words and cite at least four peer-reviewed journals as sources for these research application assignments.
Grammar in the Professions Project: Proposal Assignment
This assignment requires the student to choose how he/she will focus the final project and relay this to the professor so that there is clear understanding on the scope and aims of a student’s final project. For the final project, the student has three options: 1) Grammar and Editing in the Professions, 2) Teaching Grammar in the Professions, and 3) Grammatical Research in the Professions.
Grammar in the Professions Project: Final Assignment
This assignment will let the student choose, to some degree, how to demonstrate evidence of his/her mastery over English grammar. The student will be provided options for this paper, and based on his/her degree program and/or vocational goals, the student can choose the focus of the assignment that will best meet his/her educational needs. Options include: "Grammar and Editing in the Professions," "Teaching Grammar in the Professions," and "Grammatical Research in the Professions."
The student must begin a quiz only when prepared to complete it. Each quiz will have 15 or fewer multiple-choice, true/false, multiple-answer, fill in multiple blanks, short answer, matching, and essay questions, covering the Learn material from the assigned module: week. The student may refer to notes and textbooks at any time during the assessment, and may take each quiz twice (although they will have a different set of questions the second time). The highest grade will be recorded. The student will have 30 minutes to complete each quiz.
Quizzes: Exam (2)
The Quiz: Mid-Term Exam will cover modules: weeks 1-4, while the Quiz: Final Exam covers material from modules: weeks 5-8. These quizzes have 42-46 multiple-choice, true/false, multiple answer, matching, short answer, and essay questions. The student may refer to notes and textbooks at any time during the assessment, but may take each of them only once. The student will have 90 minutes to complete the quiz exams.