Jul 18, 2018  
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog 
    
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog
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BUS 105 - Business English


3 Credit Hours

This course is designed for students to review and strengthen technical English skills such as grammar, sentence structure, word usage, and punctuation.

Prerequisite(s): COM 021  and COM 040 , COM 041 , or ESL 040 

Semesters Offered: Fall/Spring

RATIONALE OF COURSE

Excellent business English skills are primary requirements of an employee in today’s workplace.  The ability to edit documents is of primary importance.  This course provides the student with a foundation for other courses, which rely on excellent English usage.

COURSE COMPETENCIES

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

  1. Identify parts of speech and understand how they function in sentences.
  2. Write complete sentences avoiding fragments, comma splices, and run-ons.
  3. Use nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections correctly in written communication.
  4. Develop proficiency in punctuation, capitalization, and number style skills.
  5. Demonstrate realistic applications of current usage and style in today’s workplace.
  6. Demonstrate vocabulary, spelling, and editing skills.
  7. Recognize and create professional business messages that demonstrate correct formats and ideas expressed in clear, concise, and correct English.
  8. Utilize correct use of subject-verb agreement.
  9. Determine correct singular and plural possessive form of nouns.



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