The Structure of the English Language
The American College of Greece
Area of Study
Taught In English
WP 1010 LE Introduction to Academic Writing
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course introduces students to descriptive English grammar: Study of concepts and categories essential for an understanding of English as a language mechanism.
The course is a survey of the structure of contemporary English grammar. Students examine grammatical concepts and explore words, phrases and clauses.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate familiarity with word classes and phrases;
2. Understand and explain functions of word classes, phrases and clauses;
3. Solve problems of usage;
4. Apply appropriate mechanics to achieve clarity and coherence.
METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
• Lectures, class discussions, workshop-style pair work and group work during class meetings;
• Formative exercises and online learning tasks through the Blackboard online tools designed to help students acquire confidence and benefit from independent study;
• Additional print and audiovisual educational material posted on the Blackboard course template;
• Timely instructor feedback on assignments;
• Other relevant educational material placed on reserve in the library;
• Individualized assistance during office hours for further discussion of lecture material, additional reading, assignments and examinations;
• Close collaboration with the Library and SASS to encourage students’ effective use of academic support services.