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COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

Syllabus in Eng 101, Communication Arts/Skills 1


Vision-Mission of Aquinas University of Legazpi (AUL):.Aquinas University of Legazpi, a nurturing community of Dominican learningtransforming and perfecting, under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas,
the University commits itself to the pursuit academic excellence through dedicated study, the strengthening of ones moral integrity through fervent prayer and witnessing, the sharing with others the fruit of ones
endeavor through loving service, the enhancement ones emotional maturity towards a more Christian community, and the promotion of cultural advocacy for a genuine appreciation of Catholic, Filipino, and Bicol
identity.
Vision of the College of Arts, Sciences and Education: The College of Arts, Sciences and Education envisions itself to be a center of excellence in the Liberal Arts, Natural and Social Sciences, and Teacher
Training, forming graduates nurtured with nationalism, social responsibility, and leadership and enriched with Bicolano, Filipino, Dominican, Catholic, and Christian values.
Mission Statement: CASE aims to be a foundry of learning that forms the youth to become artists, scientists, educators, scholars, and leaders who are intellectually and emotionally mature, morally upright,
highly skilled, and globally competitive.
Goals of the College:
1. Act as agents of change towards the development of the community and people;
2. Spearhead scholastic researches and studies;
3. Lead others to Christ by example through a life of modesty, discipline, transparency, and integrity;
4. Offer programs that would address the development needs of the community, the region, and the nation, where technology is sustainable, cost-effective, theory process developed, ethics bound, demonstrating
best practices in teacher education and leadership across the various fields of discipline;
5. Prepare its graduates to become dynamic leaders imbued with values and attitudes that will be necessary in effecting a humane, socially responsible and God-fearing and loving educational environment; and
6. Instill concern and involvement in global, national and local issues affecting the well-being of the country and the community.
Learning Outcomes: The General Education Curriculum of Aquinas University of Legazpi aims at providing students all the opportunities to comprehend, appreciate, and personify the ideal Catholic, Filipino, and
Bicol identity. The broad domains of the GE curriculum also endeavor to form in the Aquinian student the following attributes:
1. dedicated and persevering in the pursuit of academic excellence and moral integrity;
2. fervent in prayer, in witnessing, in sharing, and in empathizing with people;
3. emotionally mature, welcomes diversity, respects the ideas and opinions of others, and works effectively in a group;
4. imbued with written and verbal communication and presentation and negotiation skills;
5. applies quantitative, qualitative, artistic, scientific, textual, visual, and other analytical modes in solving theoretical and practical problems;
6. interested in local, regional, national, global, ecological, socio-economic, and political issues;
7. at ease with the responsible and profitable use of the latest technology; and
8. appreciates culture and the arts.

SUBJECT CODE
Subject Description
Pre-requisite
General Objectives
Specific Objectives

TIME FRAME
PRELIM TERM

Eng 101
SUBJECT TITLE
Communication Arts/Skills 1
SUBJECT CREDIT
3
This course covers the development of communicative competence in English with emphasis on effective reading and writing and listening skills. It is designed to
develop language learning strategies, effective communication techniques, and academic study skills. Lessons and activities involved in development of oral and
written communication skills in different social contexts, reading skills enhancement, and effective use of reference and resources.
Eng 100 (for those who failed the AUCAT English Examination)
At the end of the course, the students should have appropriated the grammatical concepts which link function and form/structure to meaning within communicative
contexts; constructed sentences with correct grammatical structure; and developed analytic competence in using tools of grammatical analysis to improve abilities in
other areas, such as critical thinking, writing, and editing.
At the end of the term, the students should have:
1. used various library resources and other sources of information;
2. developed their reading comprehension skills;
3. enhanced their listening skills;
4. enriched their vocabulary and diction;
5. determined the parts of speech and their function/s in the sentence;
6. mastered the basic rules of subject and verb agreement;
7. improved their writing skills; and
8. developed a strong sense of belongingness in the AUL community.
SUBJECT CONTENT
TIME FRAME
SRATEGIES
ASSESSMENT
Orientation on the VMGO of AUL and the
3 hours
Discussion
Recitation
College, Rationale of the Course;
Course content, Class requirements, Grading
system, etc.
Classroom policy agreements
Library Use and Study Skills
The Library
0.5 hours
Discussion/Visualization of the Library/Library Class Participation/Identifying Sections in
Visit
the Library/Synthesis of Library Visit
The Card Catalog
0.5 hours
Discussion/Presentation of Examples
Class Participation
Reference Materials in Libraries
1 hour
Discussion/Presentation of Various Examples
Students bring samples of references
available to them/ Assigned Activity:
Dictionaries
Looking for information using the
Encyclopedias
different reference materials
Atlases

Gazetteers
Biographical Dictionaries
Almanacs
Periodical Indexes
Bibliographies

MIDTERM

Reading and Listening Skills


Developing Reading Skills

1.5 hours

Developing Listening Skills

1.5 hours

Vocabulary Enrichment
Context Clues
In Other Words Definitions or Synonymous
Clues
Word Parts
Latin and Greek Roots
Prefixes (Prefix Showing Place or Position;
Prefix Showing Time)
Suffixes (Nouns Indicating Place, Things, Ideas,
or Qualities; Adjective Suffixes; Adverbs;
Number Prefixes)
Synonyms (Using the Precise Word)
Antonyms
Homonyms and Heteronyms
Connotation and Denotation
Foreign Words
Parts of Speech
Naming Words
Nouns and its Types
Pronouns and its Types
Action Words
Verbs and its Tenses
Modal Verbs
Auxiliary Verbs: Do, Does, and Did
Modifying Words
Adjectives and its Types
Correct Position of Adjectives
Adverbs and its Types
Joining Words

Diagnosis of Reading/Reading Comprehension


Difficulties/ Reading Sessions/Group Reading
Exercises
Diagnosis of Listening Difficulties/ Listening
Exercises

Class Participation; Socratic method


(questioning)/Quizzes

Pre- and Post-test exercises; Word hunt


games; Discussion

Class Participation/ Drills/ Quizzes

2 hours

Discussion

Drills/Quizzes

3 hours

Discussion

Drills/Quizzes

3 hours

Discussion

Drills/Quizzes

3 hours

Discussion

Drills/Quizzes

1 hour
1 hour

Class Participation/ Quizzes/ Report on a


sample lecture presented

0.5 hour
0.5 hour
1 hour
1 hour
1 hour
1 hour
1 hour
1 hour
1 hour

FINAL TERM

Prepositions and its Kinds


Conjunctions
Coordinating Conjunctions
Correlative Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
Conjunctive Adverbs
The Basic Rules of Subject and Verb
Agreement
Writing Effective Sentences
The Kinds of Sentences
Simple Sentence
Compound Sentence
Complex Sentence
Compound Complex Sentence
Common Problems in Writing Effective
Sentences
Overloaded Sentences
Awkward Repetition
Awkward Beginnings
Coordination and Parallel Construction
Dangling Modifiers
Modifying With Words, Phrases, and Clauses
The Paragraph
Narrowing the Topic
The Topic Sentence
Writing Topic Sentences
Developing the Body of the Paragraph
Writing a Concluding Sentence
Interjections
Punctuation Marks (Period, Comma, Question
Mark and Exclamation Mark, Quotation
Marks, Apostrophe, Colon, Semicolon,
Hyphen, Parentheses, Underlines/Italics)
Methods of Paragraph Development
Narrative Paragraph

2 hours

Discussion/Error Analysis on Sentences with


Agreement Problems

2 hours

Discussion/Group Activities

Class Participation/Group Outputs

2 hours

Discussion/ Error Analysis

Class Participation/ Drills/ Quizzes

1 hour
3 hours

Discussion/ Simulation of Simple Conversations

Class Participation

Discussion, Reading of Sample


Paragraphs/Articles

Identifying topic sentences in articles/


Effectively Beginning and Ending
Paragraphs and other ParagraphWriting Exercises

1 hour
2 hours

Discussion/Small Group Activities


Discussion/Active Review

Class Participation/Group Outputs


Class Participation/Designing of their own
review materials for peer or group
review

6 hours

Discussion/Reading of Paragraphs employing


different methods/ Paragraph-Writing

Peer Critiquing of written outputs

Definition
Classification
Division
Cause-and-Effect
Process
Paragraph-Analysis
Descriptive Paragraph
Analogy
Examples and Illustrations
Other Writing-Related Skills
Outlining
Summarizing
Research Component
Subject Requirements
Grading System
Textbooks/ References

Miscellany

Exercises

6 hours
Discussion/Individual Activities/ Group Activities

Outlining and Summarizing Assigned


Topics/Group Outputs

All papers are required to be research-based and to follow specified academic format/style (APA)
Class Participation/ Recitation, Quizzes, Student outputs, Drills/Exercises; Journals (Journal entries are expected to apply the grammar rules discussed in class)
Prelim grade = prelim academic exercises (70%) + prelim exam rating (30%): academic exercises: recitation, quizzes, presentations, paper
Midterm grade = (tentative midterm grade + prelim grade)/2: tentative midterm grade = academic exercises (70%) + midterm exam rating (30%)
Final grade = (tentative final grade + midterm grade)/2: tentative final grade = academic exercises (70%) + final exam rating (30%)
Text books
Baraceros, E. (2005). Communication skills 1:Improving study and thinking skills. Manila: Rex Book Store.
Bernardez, E. (2007). Development reading 1. Manila: Mind Shapers Co., Inc.
Langan, J. (2010). Exploring writing: Sentences and paragraphs. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Sebastian, E., et.al., (2013). English proficiency 1: C & E Publishing, Inc.
Vocabulary and spelling success. (2006). New York: Learning Express LLC.
1. Class always starts on time. 2. Class starts and ends with a prayer. 3. Ask permission to leave the classroom. 4. Leave the room in orderly manner. 5. Taking
examination as scheduled is a must; no special examination will be given without valid reason. 6. Submission of requirements on time is necessary; late submission
will have deduction/penalty. 7. Participation is mandatory.

Prepared by:

Reviewed:

Endorsed:

Endorsed:

Approved:

Ms. ANGELICA R. SAJUELA


Instructor

ROMINA E. VILLAMOR, MA Lit


Department Chair

MARYTINA RAQUEL R. BONGANAY, MOS


Dean

ABELARDO G. BELLEZA, MATL


Academic Coordinator

SUSANA C. CABREDO, Ed.D.


Vice President for Academic Affairs