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Course Description

English - ENG 50

Modern English Grammar (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This is the first of a two-part sequence (ENG 050/055) designed to prepare students for composition courses. The course content focuses on major grammatical concepts and writing. A grade of 2.0 or better in ENG 050 is necessary to enter ENG 055.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Minimum placement test score of 10 ACT, 17 SAT or 35 CPT.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify parts of speech correctly: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions and conjunctions.
  • Identify sentence parts correctly: subjects, verbs, phrases and clauses.
  • Express complete thoughts using simple, compound, complex and compound/complex sentences.
  • Apply conventional punctuation correctly to all types of sentences.
  • Use a dictionary and thesaurus to identify word types and build vocabulary.
  • Compose well developed paragraphs.
  • Revise paragraphs for coherence, accuracy and clarity.
  • Edit paragraphs for sentence skills: grammar, spelling, punctuation and word choice.
  • Develop critical thinking skills.
  • Develop proficiency in modern grammar.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 050141500Mod English Grammar 3Barnes B$12.002/28/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:20 AM LA310
 050141501Mod English Grammar 3Maheshwari A$12.0013/28/0OpenT  08:00 AM-10:54 AM LA310
 050141551Mod English Grammar 3Zorn L$12.0017/31/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM LA465
 050246204Mod English Grammar 3Hunley E$12.0025/31/0OpenT R  11:30 AM-12:50 PM RC675

Spring; 2017; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/8/2017

 050121500Mod English Grammar 3Hunley E$12.0017/28/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-12:10 PM LA300