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EI 221 Intermediate Grammar I
Swender, Janet


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

EI 221 Intermediate Grammar I

Semester

SP 2012 HO

Faculty

Swender, Janet

Title

Instructor, English as an International Language

Degrees/Certificates

MA(Teaching&Leadership:TESOL) University of Kansas, Lawrence
BSE (Curr&Instr) University of Kansas, Lawrence

Office Hours

Appointment

E-Mail

janet.swender@park.edu

Semester Dates

1/15/2012 - 5/3/2012

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Fuchs, M. and Margaret Bonner (2006). Focus On Grammar (An Integrated Skills Approach) 3rd ed.New York:  Pearson Longman
 
 

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
EI 221 Intermediate Grammar: students in EI221, Intermediate Grammar, revisit and expand their acquaintance with basic verb tense/ aspect categories, adding the perfect aspect. The different aspects of English verbs are contrasted, in order to better explain and demonstrate their use, and distribution. Students knowledge of categories (such as nouns, etc.) and structures (such as phrases, clauses, etc.) is expanded. The passive voice and factual, future, and present unreal conditionals are introduced. Students use and become more familiar with modals.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Class Assessment:

Preparation and Participation:  25%
Quizzes and Exams:  30%
Homework Assignments:  5%
Oral Presentations:  10%
Verbal Usage:  15%
Written Usage:  15%
 
 
 
 
 

Grading:

90 100 = A
89 - 90 = B
66 - 79 = C
50 - 65 = D
Less = F
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will only be accepted if prior arrangements are made with the instructor and there are circumstances that warrant such action.  Those students who participate in sports, tournaments, contests or performances must submit a signed note from their coach or insructor prior to the absence.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Prepare for each day's class
Arrive and leave on time
Be courteous to others
No unauthorized use of technology

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weeks 1-2:  Units 1-6
Weeks 3-4:  Units 7-8
Week  5-6:  Units 9-12 
Weeks 7-8: Units 13-14
Weeks 9-10: Units 15-17
Weeks 11-12: Units 18-20
Weeks 13-15: Units 21-24
Week 16: Review

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:1/17/2012 1:26:25 AM