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ENGL 3340 The English Language: Grammar

Dr. Susan Garza
Office: FC 267 or CCH 126
Contact Info and Office Hours

Required Texts and Materials
Lester, M. (2001). Grammar in the Classroom. (2nd Ed.). Dallas: MacMillan
5 scantrons enrollment key: grammar1

Course Description and Objectives
English 3340 provides the teacher trainee and English language student with the fundamental concepts of English syntax. It follows a framework of linguistic concepts intended to provide a structure which the future teacher can use to teach its application in the elementary or secondary classroom. This class is also intended to provide students with new ways to analyze the structure of the English language and a new sensitivity/awareness of language issues.

The objectives of the course are the following


Attendance, Respect and Responsibility
Exams cover material from the text, handouts, and class lecture; therefore, class attendance is critical. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find out from a classmate what you missed. Please exchange telephone numbers with at least one other classmate as soon as possible.

After 3 absences your grade can be reduced up to 10% of your final grade. I also place great emphasis on Respect and Responsibility. Your grade can be reduced up to 10% of your final grade for failure to meet these expectations.

Students are expected to "demonstrate a high level of maturity, self-direction and ability to manage their own affairs" and to "conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of academic honesty." Please refer to the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi General Academic Policies and Regulations for complete information.

Tips for Succeeding
This is a required class for many education majors. Learning the correct grammatical terms and forms is essential for this group of students who will need and use this knowledge in their own classrooms. The class is not difficult but it can be challenging. To do well in this class you must simply do the following:

If you are having trouble understanding the material, it is up to you to come and see me. If you have any questions at all (grading system, etc.), stop by my office during office hours or make an appointment to see me. Please take responsibility for your education and learning.

Important Notes

Resources for Students

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