1. Ability to recognize and explain all major grammatical terms and constructions.
2. Ability to identify the pedagogical strengths and weaknesses of the traditional approach to grammar.
3. Ability to explain the bases and usefulness of structural and transformational approaches to grammar.
4. Ability to use standard reference works and research tools to solve grammatical problems of considerable depth and complexity.
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = 59 and lower
The two papers must follow the style and format guide of the Modern Language Association (MLA).
The two papers are due at the beginning of class on the dates specified in the course calendar (copy attached). Late papers will be penalized one letter grade; papers more than 24 hours late will not be accepted.
Success in this course depends very much on good attendance. Students should miss class only when absolutely necessar, and students who miss are fully responsible for all material covered in missed classes.