RECOMMENDED SUBJECTS FOR FRESHMAN, 1ST SEMESTER, SCHOOL YEAR 2009-2010

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RECOMMENDED SUBJECTS FOR FRESHMAN, 1ST SEMESTER, SCHOOL YEAR 2009-2010

Post  Admin on Sat May 02, 2009 3:32 pm

REMEMBER STUDENTS THAT YOUR VIRTUAL STUDY HOURS BEGIN AT 10 AM TO 12 NOON EVERYDAY, & BETWEEN 5 TO 7 PM. OUR VIRTUAL CHAT HOURS IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE QUESTIONS IN YOUR DAILY INTERACTIVE LESSONS IS BETWEEN 10 PM TO 12 MIDNIGHT.

(1) ENGLISH 2126 (COLLEGE BASIC GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION ENGLISH) (3 UNITS)- Modern English Grammar is a systematic and rigorous survey of the structure of contemporary English grammar. The course also explores the usage problems associated with contemporary grammar in both speech and writing. Grammar is that system of principles and rules that allow us to organize our words and sentences into coherent, meaningful language. Grammatical usage "errors" occur whenever any of us violate those principles or rules of grammatical organization.

The English curriculum develops optimum language skills through its balanced scope and sequence. Each student moves step by step, continually building on traditional grammar and usage concepts. On going review and testing provide regular evaluation of the student’s progress in thinking, reading, and writing skills.

(2) COLLEGE BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (3 UNITS) - Business mathematics is mathematics used by commercial enterprises to record and manage business operations. Mathematics typically used in commerce includes elementary arithmetic, such as fractions, decimals, and percentages, elementary algebra, statistics and probability. It will also attempt to teach mathemaics used in merchandising and commerce, pricing and commercial discounts, employee's compensation, computation of interest, principal, interest rates and time coverages. Upon completion of this course, students will realize that studying business mathematics could be an enjoyable experience, as well as a wisdom that should be treasured for life. (This subject is prerequisite for Accounting 101, Accounting for Sole Proprietorship)

(3) PUBLIC SPEAKING (3 UNITS) - Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are five basic elements, often expressed as "who is saying what to whom using what medium with what effects?" The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. Good orators should be able to change the emotions of their listeners, not just inform them. Public speaking can also be considered a discourse community. Interpersonal communication and public speaking have several components that embrace such things as motivational speaking, leadership/personal development, business, customer service, large group communication, and mass communication. Public speaking can be a powerful tool to use for purposes such as motivation, influence, persuasion, informing, translation, or simply entertaining.

(4) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 101 - Management in all business and human organization activity is simply the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources. Management can also refer to the person or people who perform the act(s) of management. The course requirement here is a term paper of various Management Models like Abraham Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs", McGregor's "Theory X Y", Herzberg's "Hygiene and Motivation Theories," Thomas Harris' "I'm Okay, You're Okay", Peter Ferdinand Drucker's "Management By Objectives (MBO)", etc.

(5) COMPUTER LITERACY 101 - Is simply defined as learning the basics of computers. This is a technical course where the student will be exposed to its basic computerwares like the hardware, software and peopleware. It can also refer to the comfort level someone has with using computer programs and other applications that are associated with computers. Another valuable component of computer literacy is knowing how computers work and operate.
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