BBA-110: Business Grammar and Punctuation

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Business Administration
Academic Level
Course Subject
Business Administration
Course Number
Course Title
Business Grammar and Punctuation
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Eligible to take ENG courses at HFC
Catalog Course Description

Emphasizes punctuation that is commonly applied to documents constructed or edited in the business environment. Covers business grammar, proofreading skills, and parts of speech in proper context.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Parts of Speech

    a. Define the parts of speech.
    b.Use the parts of speech in proper context.

  2. Punctuation Rules

    a. Apply the rules for commas, semicolons, colons, hyphens, dashes, quotation marks, exclamation marks, and apostrophes in business documents.

  3. Sentence Errors

    a. Identify construction errors such as fragments, run-ons, and comma splices.
    b. Apply the decision-making process to correct errors in sentence context.

  4. Capitalization Rules

    a. Apply capitalization rules for proper nouns, organizational terms, titles, names of geographic places, titles of publications, and trade names.

  5. Number Usage

    a. Apply the rules for writing numbers in business documents.

  6. Subject and Verb Agreement

    a. Apply the rules for subject and verb agreement.

  7. Business Document Formats

    a. Compare and contrast letter styles and open and mixed punctuation formats.
    b. Discuss and apply business document formatting.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Students will be assessed through tests, quizzes, homework, and/or class participation.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

A student seeking Credit for Prior Learning will be evaluated through testing.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2022
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date