ENG 100 Grammar Essentials

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
SSC 100 or concurrent


Course Credits and Hours:
1.00 credits
1.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course is designed to provide instruction in grammar fundamentals. Topics include sentence structure, sentence variety, punctuation, agreement, and pronoun usage. Additional resources are available for skill enhancement.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:


Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Hybrid Course
Online Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Identify the basic parts of a sentence. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  2. Identify and use a variety of sentence patterns. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
  3. Use a variety of strategies to edit for errors in mechanics and usage. (CCC 1, 2, 3)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Identify the basic parts of a sentence.
    1. Identify subjects, verbs, prepositional phrases, and other sentence parts.
  2. Identify and use a variety of sentence patterns.
    1. Identify and compose simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
    2. Write sentences that are parallel in structure.
  3. Use a variety of strategies to edit for errors in mechanics and usage.
    1. Edit sentences to eliminate run-ons, comma splices, and fragments.
    2. Identify and correct pronoun usage errors.
    3. Identify and correct subject-verb agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement errors.
    4. Apply appropriate capitalization rules.
    5. Apply rules for commas, semi-colons, colons, apostrophes, and other marks of punctuation.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):


Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.