COURSE OUTLINE FALL 2020
URCE-5101 GRAMMAR Credit Hours: 3(3+0)
The course introduces the students to the underlying rules to acquire and use language in academic context. The course aims at developing grammatical competence of the learners to use grammatical structures in context in order to make the experience of learning English more meaningful enabling the students to meet their real life communication needs. The objectives of the course are to, reinforce the basics of grammar, understand the basic meaningful units of language, and introduce the functional aspects of grammatical categories and to comprehend language use by practically working on the grammatical aspects of language in academic settings. After studying the course, students would be able to use the language efficiently in academic and real life situations and integrate the basic language skills in speaking and writing. The students would be able to work in a competitive environment at higher education level to cater with the long term learners’ needs.
1 Parts of speech
2 Noun and its types
3 Pronoun and its types
4 Adjective and its types
5 Verb and its types
6 Adverb and its types
7 Prepositions and its types
8 Conjunction and its types
9 Phrases and its different types
10 Clauses and its different types
11 Sentence, parts of sentence and types of sentence
12 Synthesis of sentence
13 Conditional sentences
17 Common grammatical errors and their corrections
All of the following books are attached with the beginning week plans for the later reference.
1. Eastwood, J. (1999). A Basic English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Swan, M. (2018). Practical English usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3. Wren and Martin, High School English Gramar and Composition
ASSIGNMENTS & ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Sessional: 20 Marks (Assignments, Quiz, Presentations + Classroom Participation+ Regularity, Punctuality, Behavior)
Mid Exam: 30 Marks
Final Exam: 50 Marks
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Every student enrolled in this is expected to attend all lectures. For this purpose, university regulations governing attendance will be forced. Only official excuses submitted within one week of the occurrence of absence will be acceptable.
2. All quizzes, presentations and assignment are counted towards the final grading of students. NO MAKEUP QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY REASON. If any student have an OFFICIAL excuse for missing a quiz, his or her quiz grade will be based on your Final Exam result.
3. Cheating in quizzes, exams, or the final exam will result in the cancellation of quiz/ paper or final paper