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UT Dallas Syllabus for ams4300.501.09s taught by Nancy Van (ncv013000)

UT Dallas Syllabus for ams4300.501.09s taught by Nancy Van (ncv013000)

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UT Dallas syllabus for ams4300.501.09s Oral and Written Communication for the Classroom taught by Nancy Van
UT Dallas syllabus for ams4300.501.09s Oral and Written Communication for the Classroom taught by Nancy Van

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Course Syllabus
Course Information
AMS 4300-501

Oral and Written Communication for the Classroom
Spring 2009
Monday/Wednesday 5:30-6:45PM CBW 1.202

Professor Contact Information

Nancy Coffman Van
Home Phone: 972-289-5454

Office Hours:
FN 3.204
CBW 1.201
Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
(including required prior knowledge or skills)
Course Description

The purpose of this course is to empower future
teachers with the ability to understand, use, and teach
standard American English grammar rules and employ
effective speaking techniques. We will also study and
practice writing efficacious sentences, paragraphs, and
essays as well as making various oral presentations. By
becoming proficient in these areas, future teachers will
know how to score student essays and deliver viable
classroom instruction.

Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes

1. Given assorted printed exercises, texts, and visuals, the student will implement standard American English grammar rules.

2. Given unedited essays, the student will assess, revise, and
rewrite them.
3. Given an array of topics, the student will develop oral
presentations and create role playing scenarios.
Course Syllabus
Page 1
Required Textbooks and Materials
No required text. Use a good grammar handbook of your choice.

Wide-ruled notebook paper
No frayed edges if you use spiral paper

In this class, you will receive numerous handouts from various
texts that I have used, so you may want to acquire a 2\u201d or larger
binder in order to keep track of the handouts. The majority of
the time you will turn in the worksheets for grading purposes
even if they are assigned for homework.

Suggested Course Materials
Assignments & Academic Calendar
(Topics, Reading Assignments, Due Dates, Exam Dates)
Weeks 1-4

Parts of Speech
Kinds of Sentences,
Dependent Clauses

Weeks 5-7

Misplaced modifiers

Week 8
Week 9
Guest Speaker
Catherine Hartt
Week 10
Student Presentation
Personal story
Weeks 11,12
Student Presentation
Week 13
Student Presentation
Week 14
Student Presentation
Fairy Tale
Week 15
Writing Letters to parents,
students, editing exercises
Course Syllabus
Page 2
Class 16
Final Exam
The instructor reserves the right to amend this
syllabus at any time.
Grading Policy
(including percentages for assignments, grade scale, etc.)

Homework Assignments:
Homework is due the following class meeting, or you will be
assessed a 50 point reduction for late work.

Classwork is usually handwritten. Please use wide rule notebook
paper; if you use spiral paper, I expect the edges to be trimmed.
For the editing homework, please type it using 12 point courier
new font.

You may re-do up to 3 assignments for a higher grade (full
credit). However, if you opt to re-do an assignment, you must
turn in that amended assignment with graded original one within 2
class meetings. If re-do assignments are turned in 3 or more
class periods from original date, I will assess a 50 point
deduction. I do not accept assignments on the last day of class.

Grading Scale:
To receive credit for this course you must
Attend class.
Participate in class.
Pass the mid-term and final exams with a score of 75 or
Complete and turn in assignments.
Attendance (absences and tardies) }
Class Participation
In-Class Activities
Written Assignments
Mid-term and Final Exam
97-100 A+
89-87 B+
96-94 A
86-84 B
93-90 A-
83-80 B-
Course Syllabus
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