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ABCT 165 – Business English
This course provides students with comprehensive instruction in the correct use of English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and effective business English. Students develop good reading and proofreading skills, expand their vocabulary, use a dictionary and other reference materials, and apply the principles of grammar.

Credits:  6

Hours: 90 (Lecture Hours 60; Laboratory Hours 30)

This course is offered online:  No

Pre-Requisites:  None

Course Content:
  • Grammar (parts of speech, sentences, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions, and prepositions)
  • Punctuation
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Proofreading
  • Word and sentence usage
  • Reference material
  • Pars of speech
  • Sentence and paragraph structure (elements, patterns, types)
  • Capitalization
  • Numbers
  • Abbreviations
Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Identify parts of speech
  • Punctuate sentences and paragraphs
  • Demonstrate proper spelling
  • Proofread documents
  • Access reference material
  • Capitalize letters appropriately
  • Utilize standard abbreviations
Passing Grade: 70%

Grading Weight:
  • Final Exam: 40 %
  • Quizzes and Tests: 35 %
  • Other: 25 %
Course Offered in Other Programs:  No 

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.


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