The Structure of the English Language

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Structure of the English Language

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    English, Grammar

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    WP 1010 LE Introduction to Academic Writing  

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    This course introduces students to descriptive English grammar: Study of concepts and categories essential for an understanding of English as a language mechanism.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course is a survey of the structure of contemporary English grammar. Students examine grammatical concepts and explore words, phrases and clauses.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    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.