House Bill 2504

Fall 2012 Course Syllabus

ENGL-1302-85 - English Composition

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2012
InstructorDoiron, Jessie John
Phone(409) 984-6330
E-maildoironjj@lamarpa.edu
Department
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Phone:(409) 984-6330
E-mail:huvalbj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:N/A
Building:N/A
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Course Information
Course Number90620
Course Description Principles and techniques of written, expository and persuasive composition; analysis of literary, expository and persuasive texts; and critical thinking. Research paper required.
Course Prerequisites ENGL 1301
Required Textbooks Course Textbooks        

•        Literature, an Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, ed. X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia. Longman Publishers, 8th Ed. (0-321-08768-2).

•        The Little, Brown Handbook, Fowler, H. Ramsey, and Jane E. Aaron. Pearson Longman Publishers, 10th Ed. (ISBN 0-321-38951-4).

•        Any college-level dictionary.

Attendance Policy •        Class attendance is required. Failure to attend classes regularly will result in a significant loss of points from the course grade.

•        NOTE: 1 absence from class = 2 points deducted from course final grade

•        For absences to be excused, a student must furnish appropriate information, in writing, detailing the nature of the absence and, when possible, verification of the need to be absent from class (e.g., doctor’s permit, court summons, towing receipt, etc.).

•        Tardiness for classes is not acceptable because it is disruptive of class work. I will exclude tardy students from the class meeting. Should I exclude a student from class for tardiness, I will count him absent from the class.

Course Grading Scale  90 - 100 = A     80 - 89 = B     70 - 79 = C     60 - 69 = D     Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade •        Essays        25%

•        Examinations 20%

•        Library Paper        20%

•        Oral Presentation 10%

•        Oral Critiques 15%

•        Out-of-class Preparation 10%

Final Exam Date December 12, 2012 - 6:00 PM
Major Assignments Week 1                Introduction to course, books, methodology                

August         29                Assignment: Kennedy

First Class Day                Genres of Literature

Study of Literature

Library Research Paper

MLA Overview                         ESSAY ONE





Week 2                        Introduction to Fiction                                                 

September 5                Assignment: Library Paper: The Art of Hemingway         



                                                                

Week 3                        Card Report

September 12                Major Elements of Fiction

                        Research Topics and Documentation

                        Assignment: Kennedy                         ESSAY DRAFTS

                        “A&P”                                 ORAL

                                                                PRESENTATIONS

                                                                AND CRITIQUES





Week 4                        Plot                                         ESSAY TWO

September 19                Assignment: Kennedy                        LIBRARY WORKSHEET

                Review Elements of Fiction                        

                Fable, Parable, Tale, Short Story                







Week 5                        Point of View                                ESSAY DRAFTS        

September 26                Assignment: Kennedy                        ORAL

                        “A Rose for Emily”                         PRESENTATIONS

“Sonny’s Blues”                         AND CRITIQUES

“A Worn Path”                                         

                        

                                                                





Week 6                        Character                                ESSAY DRAFTS         

October 3                 Assignment: Kennedy                        ORAL

                        “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”         PRESENTATIONS

                                        AND CRITIQUES











Week 7                        Setting                                        1,000-WORD DRAFT                

October 10                Assignment: Kennedy                         LIBRARY PAPER

                        “The Storm” 115 – 119                        (required before

                        “To Build a Fire” 119 – 129                 continuing research)

                        Reference Materials                        

                        Documentation                        

                        MLA Style                                



Week 8                        Tone and Style                                LIBRARY PAPER

October 17                Assignment: Kennedy                        ORAL PRESENTATIONS

                        “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”                 PEER REVIEW

                        “Barn Burning”

                        “The Necklace”



Week 9                        Theme                                 ESSAY THREE

October 24                Assignment: Kennedy                        LIBRARY PAPER

                        “The Open Boat”                         ORAL PRESENTATIONS        

                        “The Parable of the Prodigal Son”         PEER REVIEW

                        “Harrison Bergeron”

                                                                

Week 10                Symbol                                        ESSAY DRAFTS

October        31                Assignment: Kennedy                         ORAL

                        “The Lottery”                                PRESENTATIONS

                                                                AND CRITIQUES



                 

        

Week 11                Further Reading                        LIBRARY PAPER                

November 7                Assignment: Kennedy                        ORAL PRESENTATIONS

“The Metamorphosis”                 PEER REVIEW

TEST ONE FICTION





Week 12                Poetry                                        LIBRARY PAPER

November 14                Card Report - Poetry                        CORRECTIONS                

                        Major Elements of Poetry

Assignment: Kennedy                         

                        “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”

                        “Piano”

                        “Sir Patrick Spence”

                        “Out, Out”                                         

                        “My Last Duchess”

                        Student and Instructor Offerings













Week 13                  Listening to a Voice                         LIBRARY PAPER

November 21                Assignment: Kennedy                         ORAL PRESENTATIONS

                        “My Papa’s Waltz”                         PEER REVIEW                

                        “To a Locomotive in Winter”                                                                          “I like to see it lap the Miles                                 

                “A Glass of Beer”

                “The Red Wheelbarrow”

                “The Unknown Citizen”

                “At the Un-National Monument along the Canadian Border”

                “Dulce et Decorum Est”

                Student and Instructor Offerings





Week 14                Words                                        ESSAY FOUR

November 28                 Assignment: Kennedy

                        “This Is Just to Say”

                        “Grass”

                        “The Fury of Aerial Bombardment”                 

                        “anyone lived in a pretty how town”

                        “Jabberwocky”

                        Student and Instructor Offerings





        

Week 15                Saying and Suggesting and Imagery        LIBRARY PAPER DUE

December 5                 Assignment: Kennedy                        ESSAY FOUR DUE

Last Class Day                “In a Station of the Metro”                  TEST TWO POETRY

“Root Cellar”                                         

                        “The Fish”                                         

                        “Pied Beauty”         

                        Student and Instructor Offerings











FINAL EXAM         Refer to Fall Schedule                        ESSAY FIVE

December 12                For Dates and Times                         FINAL ESSAY (in class)        







Descriptions of Major Assignments, Assessments, and Presentations



Essay One

Write a unified composition (500 words) on “What is literature to me?” Your answer should define your

understanding of the word literature. You must support your viewpoint with clearly stated observations

that reveal a personal concept of the term rather than a dictionary definition of the word.



Essay Two

Write a unified composition (500 words) on “What makes a story fine?” Your answer will define what

elements make a story fine. You must support your viewpoint with clearly stated observations that are of a

general nature regarding the literary genre of fictional stories rather than a detailed analysis of any one

individual story.



Essay Three

Write a unified composition (500 words) on “What makes any one story fine?” Select a story from our

syllabus that exhibits those elements you consider essential in good fiction. Support your viewpoint with

clearly stated, specific observations regarding the story you have selected. Your essay must demonstrate

sufficient analysis to prove the point: the story is fine.



Essay Four

Write a unified composition (500 words) on “What makes any one poem fine?” Select a poem that exhibits

those elements you consider essential in good poetry. Support your viewpoint with clearly stated, specific

observations regarding the poem you have selected. Your essay must demonstrate sufficient analysis to

prove the point: the poem is fine.



Library Research Paper

Write a library research paper of 1,500 - 2,500 words. Content of the paper will demonstrate knowledge of standard English, ability to use documentation rules following the Modern Language Association (MLA), and an understanding of the particular genre of literature you select for analysis. Secondary sources should be used to support or posit ideas. Minimum requirement here for the paper is: one (1) book, one (1) academic journal, one (1) Internet source.



Test One

This is a content test that covers all reading assignments from the fiction part of the course. The test will include some or all of the following: matching, true/false, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, card reports, and extra credit.



Test Two

This is a content test that covers all reading assignments from the poetry part of the course. The test will include some or all of the following: matching, true/false, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, card reports, and extra credit.



Oral Presentation

Each student must make at least one Oral Presentation of his written work. This presentation will include a reading of the student’s original material and a defense of the material through an extemporaneous question-and-answer period. The student must deliver a convincing presentation using voice and gesture to convey meaning and confidence.



Oral Critiques

Each student must engage in at least three formal Oral Critiques of material presented by his colleagues. The student must demonstrate his understanding of the material under criticism by voicing pertinent observations. The student must deliver his criticism using voice and gesture to convey understanding and observation.









Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Week 1                Introduction to course, books, methodology                

August         29                Assignment: Kennedy

First Class Day                Genres of Literature

Study of Literature

Library Research Paper

MLA Overview                         ESSAY ONE





Week 2                        Introduction to Fiction                                                 

September 5                Assignment: Library Paper: The Art of Hemingway         



                                                                

Week 3                        Card Report

September 12                Major Elements of Fiction

                        Research Topics and Documentation

                        Assignment: Kennedy                         ESSAY DRAFTS

                        “A&P”                                 ORAL

                                                                PRESENTATIONS

                                                                AND CRITIQUES





Week 4                        Plot                                         ESSAY TWO

September 19                Assignment: Kennedy                        LIBRARY WORKSHEET

                Review Elements of Fiction                        

                Fable, Parable, Tale, Short Story                







Week 5                        Point of View                                ESSAY DRAFTS        

September 26                Assignment: Kennedy                        ORAL

                        “A Rose for Emily”                         PRESENTATIONS

“Sonny’s Blues”                         AND CRITIQUES

“A Worn Path”                                         

                        

                                                                





Week 6                        Character                                ESSAY DRAFTS         

October 3                 Assignment: Kennedy                        ORAL

                        “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”         PRESENTATIONS

                                        AND CRITIQUES











Week 7                        Setting                                        1,000-WORD DRAFT                

October 10                Assignment: Kennedy                         LIBRARY PAPER

                        “The Storm” 115 – 119                        (required before

                        “To Build a Fire” 119 – 129                 continuing research)

                        Reference Materials                        

                        Documentation                        

                        MLA Style                                



Week 8                        Tone and Style                                LIBRARY PAPER

October 17                Assignment: Kennedy                        ORAL PRESENTATIONS

                        “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”                 PEER REVIEW

                        “Barn Burning”

                        “The Necklace”



Week 9                        Theme                                 ESSAY THREE

October 24                Assignment: Kennedy                        LIBRARY PAPER

                        “The Open Boat”                         ORAL PRESENTATIONS        

                        “The Parable of the Prodigal Son”         PEER REVIEW

                        “Harrison Bergeron”

                                                                

Week 10                Symbol                                        ESSAY DRAFTS

October        31                Assignment: Kennedy                         ORAL

                        “The Lottery”                                PRESENTATIONS

                                                                AND CRITIQUES



                 

        

Week 11                Further Reading                        LIBRARY PAPER                

November 7                Assignment: Kennedy                        ORAL PRESENTATIONS

“The Metamorphosis”                 PEER REVIEW

TEST ONE FICTION





Week 12                Poetry                                        LIBRARY PAPER

November 14                Card Report - Poetry                        CORRECTIONS                

                        Major Elements of Poetry

Assignment: Kennedy                         

                        “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”

                        “Piano”

                        “Sir Patrick Spence”

                        “Out, Out”                                         

                        “My Last Duchess”

                        Student and Instructor Offerings













Week 13                  Listening to a Voice                         LIBRARY PAPER

November 21                Assignment: Kennedy                         ORAL PRESENTATIONS

                        “My Papa’s Waltz”                         PEER REVIEW                

                        “To a Locomotive in Winter”                                                                          “I like to see it lap the Miles                                 

                “A Glass of Beer”

                “The Red Wheelbarrow”

                “The Unknown Citizen”

                “At the Un-National Monument along the Canadian Border”

                “Dulce et Decorum Est”

                Student and Instructor Offerings





Week 14                Words                                        ESSAY FOUR

November 28                 Assignment: Kennedy

                        “This Is Just to Say”

                        “Grass”

                        “The Fury of Aerial Bombardment”                 

                        “anyone lived in a pretty how town”

                        “Jabberwocky”

                        Student and Instructor Offerings





        

Week 15                Saying and Suggesting and Imagery        LIBRARY PAPER DUE

December 5                 Assignment: Kennedy                        ESSAY FOUR DUE

Last Class Day                “In a Station of the Metro”                  TEST TWO POETRY

“Root Cellar”                                         

                        “The Fish”                                         

                        “Pied Beauty”         

                        Student and Instructor Offerings











FINAL EXAM         Refer to Fall Schedule                        ESSAY FIVE

December 12                For Dates and Times                         FINAL ESSAY (in class)        













General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes •        Students will compose expository essays with a clear thesis and support.

•        Students will compose clear and fluent sentences.

•        Students will articulate orally their criticism of literature.

•        Students will produce oral presentations of written material.

•        Students will demonstrate through their writing and oral presentations knowledge. of Standard English Grammar and Standard English Usage.

•        Students will demonstrate through their essays and oral presentations that they can think and write critically about assigned literature.

•        Students will demonstrate competent use of MLA style to document sources.

Course Student Learning Outcomes •        English 1302 is the course following completion of English 1301. Students in the course read and study the literary genres: fiction, poetry, and drama.

•        It is intended to develop further students’ precision and perceptivity in reading and to develop the students’ abilities to express, in specifically analytical writing, more complex, critical readings than are required in English 1301.

•        The course also involves students in literature as a way of knowing and defining experience.

•        Help students develop precision in reading and in expression of thought

•        Encourage students to develop more mature writing skills through special attention to aspects of unity and style, flexibility and precision in language, balanced structure, and appropriate blend of subject matter, style, and tone

•        Aid students in developing their expository skills learned in previous course work: specifically through writing practice in (a) explaining what has been discovered through a critical reading of a particular work and (b) interpreting the meaning of a work by subjecting its techniques either to explication or analysis

•        Introduce students to basic characteristics of particular literary genres (fiction and poetry)

•        Teach the appropriate critical tools for reading, analyzing and writing about the literary genres

•        Provide students the opportunity to master library resources effectively through the assignment of a suitable library research paper and the supervision of its completion

•        Assist students in further understanding and mastery of Standard Written English

•        Help students recognize literature as a valid means of representing and thereby defining personal experience

•        Inform students of MLA format and its use in the presentation of research

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    The University forbids eating and drinking in the classrooms; please comply with this proscription.

    Chewing gum or tobacco in class is distracting to some; please do not use such substances for oral

    gratification during class.



    All students are required to contribute to class discussions at the appropriate moment. A student may be

    called upon at any time to volunteer opinions or comments. Failure to contribute to the class discussions

    will result in an embarrassing situation for the student, the instructor, and others in the class. Any student

    who refuses to participate in class discussions must leave the classroom. Any student who refuses to

    contribute to class discussions will lose two points from his final course grade.





Additional Information

The course requires active participation in all discussions of assigned material. A student owes it to his

colleagues to approach each class day with enthusiastic contributions to the discussion underway. Full

participation requires a student to give and to receive ideas in a courteous and forthcoming manner.

Refusal to actively contribute to class discussions is an insult to a student’s classmates and his instructor.

Dominating the classroom discussion is equally insulting. Contributing willingly and productively to

classroom discussions is ideal.



All students must share rough drafts with the class for peer critique. All students must participate in peer

discussions. All students must participate in small group work outside the classroom as well as during

class. Any student who refuses to share rough drafts or participate in peer discussions and small

group work will lose two points from his final course grade.



At times, all students will work with people of similar backgrounds, with people of opposing views, with

people whose company is enjoyable, or with people there is little to find in common. Cooperation in this

style of peer instruction always results in a pleasant learning environment.



A significant portion of the course takes place outside the classroom; students have homework to do.

Students must develop course study groups outside the classroom so that they can exchange information

and ideas on all of the assignments. At times, the course study groups must report back to the larger class

group.



All students must complete homework and be prepared to discuss the homework in class. All students must

be prepared to lead such discussions of the homework with the full class or within a small group of peers

within the class. Any student who does not complete assigned homework will lose two points from his

final grade.



No graded work can be submitted by e-mail unless specifically required by the instructor. All graded work

must be submitted as scheduled. Any student who does not submit his work in a timely fashion will

receive a failing grade for the assignment.



We share our facilities with others. Please help keep our shared facilities neat and clean as much as

possible. Do not discard things carelessly in the classroom. Straighten the room up before leaving.



This course contains strong language, adult situations, graphic depictions of human interactions. The course also contains discussions that are intended for mature audiences. Were the course a motion picture, the rating for it would be at least R (for restricted to adults 18 years or older).



In no manner is it the intention of the instructor to disturb students whose sensitivities do not permit full, frank, candid, light-hearted, serious, intense, and adult conversation.



Terms, words, comments, statements, ideas, concepts, and descriptions that appear in the textbooks or surface in classroom discussions may be offensive to one or more persons in the class group at some time or another.



Nothing intentionally offensive should ever be directed at any single individual, minority group, social class, ethnicity, gender, or race. Never should any single individual feel personally affronted by the language used in the books, handouts, or classroom discussions.



American conversational English has multiple levels of social acceptance. Misunderstandings of comments or words will occur that might discomfit or annoy some individuals. I will do my best to serve as model and moderator for the classroom discussions by ameliorating these unavoidable misunderstandings through personal example and by providing clarifications, explanations, and counseling if needed.



Should any terms, phrases, words, or comments offend a particular individual, please bring this to my attention at the earliest convenient time so that I might do what I can to alleviate the perceived injury.



With the above observations in mind, remember that we live in a free and democratic society, one in which all individuals have the right to think and believe and speak what they will without fear of governmental sanctions. In America, individuals have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Let us balance these inalienable rights with the need to get along with one another in our classroom community so that we may all successfully achieve our course objectives.









Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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