House Bill 2504

Fall 2012 Course Syllabus

SPCH-1315-03 - Public Speaking

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2012
InstructorHolley, Kimberly Ann
Phone(409) 984-6337
E-mailholleyka@lamarpa.edu
Department
Inmate Instruction
Chair:Barbara Huval
Phone:(409) 984-6330
E-mail:huvalbj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:Thurs 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P..M. and by appointment.
Building:Ruby Fuller Education (RF)
Room:105
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Course Information
Course Number90072
Course Description Principles and practices of public speaking.
Course Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.
Required Textbooks O’Hair, Dan. A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking. 3rd ed. With Access Card / Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010. ISBN- 978-0312564193

Attendance Policy Each student is permitted 1 unexcused absences. To be excused requires a doctor’s excuse or return to work letter. Each absence in excess of this ration will result in the loss of         points from this category for each day missed. Tardiness will have 1 point taken out of your Audience Etiquette points. After a student has missed 5 hours of class the professor may drop         the student officially from the class with the grade you have earned, which may be an “F”. This may affect your financial aid status and if this instructor initiated drop occurs after the first six weeks you can receive an “F” for insufficient work. Attendance is a required aspect of this course and the student is responsible for the work that is due on the specific dates, which appear on the agenda calendar. This course recognizes court appearance and personal hospitalization as excused absences, not work, or doctor’s appointments, or waking up feeling “under the weather”, so use your three hours of possible excused absence wisely. Course work is still due on assigned dates. There are 75 pts assigned to your Audience Etiquette Attendance/Participation and when you violate the expectations of the approved behavior in class you will lose points at the discretion of the Professor. Speech assignment presentation dates can be changed with written agreement between two class members. It is the student’s         responsibility to exchange dates if desired and mutually agreed. Absences on the day of your speech can have the following: No make-up time resulting in a zero, next day delivery resulting in a 25% reduction in the grade after it is calculated, exchange with another member of the class resulting in no negative impact to the grade. Group project will be given regardless of attendance. Group members present will determine with the instructor the severity of the consequences of absence on the day of a group speech. If you know in advance that you will miss a performance day then discuss arrangements with me and I will attempt to fit your performance within the schedule. As a performance class it is vital that you are prepared to give your presentation on the 1st day of the assigned round. There are limited days for the completion of the performance and everyone must be ready to present on the 1st day of the round. Additionally, there is no guarantee that we will get to your speech on the assigned day. Typed outlines are due on the first day of the speech performances.
Course Grading Scale Course Grading Scale: 900-1000 = A 800-899 = B 700-799 = C 600-699 = D Below 599 = F

Determination of Final Grade Grading Overview

Speeches and oral presentations-675 points

Listening project—25 points

Exams—200 points

Quizzes and daily assignments-100 points

Final Exam Date May 2, 2013 - 6:00 PM
Major Assignments Week 1 (Read Section 1 )

Print out online information and create a working notebook using the divisions: Speeches, Projects, Test, Notes, Other

Do a Google search and bring in a copy of any Ronald Reagan Speech (expect one delivered in a movie) Choose the topic of your choice. You will be either patchworking or globaling the speech into a 3 minute orally read presentation. If you choose to remove parts of the speech from various portions of the speech, the meaning must remain intact. Make sure to have the following information about the speech. Date it was delivered, occasion of the speech, source of your information (such as www.greatspeeches.com) Make sure to bring in a copy of the complete speech as well as a three minute portion.

In addition you will discover your learning style during the course and student introductions. You will take a non-credit pre-test. Finally, you will do a group formation exercise.



Week 2 (Read Section 2)



Student will give their oral reading presentation. A copy of the grading matrix is online. There will be a quiz over section 1



Week 3 (Read Section 3 and 4)



Group project: Demonstration (Guideline and grading sheet online)

Quiz over sections 3 and 4



Week 4 (Read section 5)

Group informational speech (Guideline and grading sheet online)

Quiz over section 5.

Review for Test 1

Download a copy of the Julia Ward Howe section and read over the material. Make a list of 5 areas of interest. Do a basic Google search of the five areas of interest and be prepared to tell me something (one or two sentence about each of the five areas)

Week 5

Meet in the library (make sure to have a copy of your student ID)

Bring in a pencil and a Scranton for the exam over section 1-5

Find five sources that pertain to your topic. Make sure that each meet the guidelines discussed in class. Bring the entire source of the information to class. (Note: think about trees. For documents over 10 pages choose the option print 2 pages to a page

No homework reading this week.



Email me a completed outline, introduction and conclusion by Sunday midnight.



Week 6 (Read Section 6 and 7)

Make corrections to the outline, introduction and conclusion and print out your copy and bring to class.

In class exercise on oral citing of sources

Quiz over section 6 and 7

H.W. Write out the oral citing of your five sources as well as the written citing using APA style guidelines



Week 7 (Read section 8)

Quiz on section 8

Round robin speed speaking

Make sure that you have a complete copy of the information speech in class and that you have it printed out in a triple spacing format.



Week 8

The informational Speech You will have between 4 and 7 minutes to give your speech. Make sure that you have the entire packet of required items to turn in with the speech. Your packet will get a separate grade from the speech. Remember to dress for success!

Peer critique due at the end of the class

Introduction to the persuasive mediated group project

Review for Exam



Week 9 (Spring Break March 11-15)



Week 10

Exam (Bring a Scranton and a pencil)

Persuasive Group Project Time



Week 11



Theories and organizational methods of persuasion

Group time

Week 12



Final Group Presentation

Group notebook must be complete

Each group will have up to 30 minutes to present their findings

Dress for success.

(STUDENT Book CLUB Speaker Richard Glaubman at Theater 7pm)



Week 13



Meet in the library for instruction on PowerPoint

Decide the organizational structure you want to follow for you persuasive speech.

Bring in 6 sources for your topic. Make sure that one is from a governmental source (example www.hud.gov, www.va.gov, www.texas.us.gov) .

H.W. Send me a copy of your persuasive outline, introduction, and conclusion by midnight Sunday.



Week 14

Make corrections and print out a copy of your outline, introduction and conclusion

Bring in a copy of your PowerPoint for review

Write out the oral citations and written citations of your sources

Bring in a copy of your speech

Round robin practice

H.W.

Practice before five different people or groups of people and have them give you oral feedback

Bring in the signed verification of the practice sessions.

Week 15



Persuasive Power Point

Make sure to have your complete notebook to turn-in

All items listed in the online handout must be in the final notebook

Week 16



Reflective exercise and special occasion speeches: Toasts

Final Speech 1315-51 on Thursday , May 2 at 6pm.



Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignments Due Dates:

Week 1—Introduction Speech

        Class Participation—Involvement quality, attendance and interest (5 %)

Week 2 —Groups Work

        Groups will meet together and work on the next two upcoming group speeches. In addition, to forming groups, each student will be assessing the quality of group participation. Use this time         to plan on both the demonstration as well and informational group project.

Week 3 —Group Project #1--Demonstration Speech

        On the last class day of this week, each group will present their demonstration project. Refer to         the speech matrix for grading and project specifics. As a group, you will determine a project you will like demonstration. This should be a “how to” speech. Each member of the group is required to speak however; the group determines the length of individual speaking. The timeframe for the demonstration speech is between 8 and 10 minutes (including set-up and clean-up). If you have handouts make sure to pass them out at the end. This week will also include a practical         application of learning with a listening exercise. During this portion of the class, you will learn how to meet others at a personal level.

Week 4— Group Project #2—Informational Speech

        As a group, you will research a historic site (must be at least 50 years old) or building in Port Arthur. The project length is 8-9 minutes in length. Each member of the group should speak roughly the same equal time; however, division of time according to the needs or wants of the group is up to each group. For example if there were 4 members in the group, each member would speak roughly 2 minutes. In addition, a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation is also required. See handout for grading matrix.

Week 5—Oral Recitation and critical analysis

        This week you will take a speech and find either the one whole two-minute segment of the speech to present or patch together key elements within a speech to form a 2-minute presentation. This speech exercise will focus on presentation skills, composure, voice, critical         thinking, understanding of audience cultural interest, and speech behavior.

        Each student will prepare a 2-minute reading of a portion of a Ronald Reagan Speech. To accomplish this project you must first find a speech, then you must take the speech and refine in         into the 2-minute period. Practice each speech aloud at least 4 times prior to your class reading. When you stand to give your speech, you will hand the full speech along with the copy of the highlighted refined speech. In addition, you make visit www.thefreedictionary.com to hear any unfamiliar words. The key to getting an A on this project is to allow yourself time to choose the best speech for this assignment. Reading the speech over several times or going over to         YouTube and hearing the delivery will provide the context and framework to begin to understand the speeches purpose. Once you chosen your speech, timing is the next issue. You         must narrow the speech down to the time element between 1 minute 45 seconds and 2 minutes 15 seconds. If you miss this window, you cannot get an A on this project. However, smooth delivery is interrupted if you start speaking very slowly to fill in the time or very quickly to get the highlighted segment into you speech. The highlighted segment must match your oral presentation. I would suggest that print out four copies of the purposed speech. Just prior to giving your speech, hand me one copy of the complete text and one copy of the highlighted text. The third copy is your working copy to work out the timing issues. The final copy is for your use as a highlighted copy while you are at the front of the room.

Week 6—Introduction to research and using critical thinking in topic selection and speak production. Intensive library research phase of the class begins.

Week 7—Library research

Week 8—Mid-term and topic organization (Week of October 22)

Week 9—Library research, presentation of Intro., Conclusion, sourcing, and APA referencing.

Week 10—Round Robin Speech practice

•        Day 1—Introducations, conclusions, and sourcing

•        Day 2—complete speech practice

Week 11—Informative Speech

        Turn in outline, copy of the speech, and reference page on the first day of speeches.

        Also—send a copy of you speech via email on by midnight the night before class. Bring a copy of your informational speech to the class. This informational speech will be a timed 3 ½ to 5 minute         speech. Following the initial practice session you will revision your speech, meet with the writing center at least one time and make sure they send an email to me know that this paper was         reviewed, then submit the revised speech via email by midnight on the night before the scheduled speech. Note: the papers will be scanned through our plagiarism software program. Please read the warning about plagiarism and failure. This is to be your research. Cite your sources! Beware of trying to do an overview of using the first few Goggled websites or Wikipedia, doing such will get you a speech that 2 or 3 other students will also try to give. This         project involves during deep research and use of a clear perspective. In order to get an A or B         you will need to use excellent critical thinking as well as develop a clear point of view. The         information must be thorough.

Week 12—Group Project#3 Analysis of a Mediated Persuasive Speech and Individual Listening Project and Persuasive Speeches



•        For the Group Project Analysis of a Mediated Persuasive Speech—Groups will choose a 2 to 3 ½ minute persuasive speech from a movie of their choosing. After showing the clip, they will present the outline of the speech, explain the types of support, explain the structure, and provide other key elements of the speech. A summary will be provided for the other members of the class. Groups will have no more than 15 minutes to present the entire project including showing the movie clip. See grading matrix for further details.

•        For the Individual Listening Project—To successfully complete this assignment you will attend an outside function and evaluate the speaker, turn in a copy of the speech outline, and provide proof of attendance. Fill out the speaker evaluation form; attach the proof of attendance, and a copy of the outline of the speech. All three items are required to receive credit for this assignment.



Week 13—The Persuasive Speech

        For this combined speech and project, you will design a 5-minute persuasive speech on a pre-approved topic of your choice. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentations, outline, and         present the material in class. Send the full speech and a copy of the PPT via email by midnight on the evening before the first day of scheduled speeches. The notebook will be due on the day of your speech.

Week 14—Finish Strong—Final day of persuasive speeches, final exam prep and final project.

        The Final Project is a creative reflective mediated project. You may choose to do this in a group         or individually. You have a choice of three topics:

                 1. What I learned in public speaking.

                2. What I learned from Professor Holley

        3. A project you pitch to me and I approve.

Guideline can be viewed in MYLSCO.



•        A review sheet for the final exam will be handed out in class. Remember to bring a Scranton and a pencil for this test.



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 PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.

PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills – Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.

Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
Course Student Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational models of communication.(PSLO Alpha) Measured by embedded test questions; Pre-test/post test

2. Apply elements of audience analysis.(PSLO 2 & 6) Measured by Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches;Audience Ethics Statement on Written Outline or Speeches

3. Demonstrate ethical speaking and listening skills by analyzing presentations for evidence and logic.(PSLO 1,2, & 6) Measured by Audience Ethics Statement on Written Outline or Speeches

4. Research, develop and deliver extemporaneous speeches with effective verbal and nonverbal techniques.(PSLO 1,2) Measured by Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches

5. Demonstrate effective usage of technology when researching and/or presenting speeches.(PSLO 1 & 2) Measured by Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches

6. Identify how culture, ethnicity and gender influence communication.(PSLO 6 & Alpha) Measured by Audience Ethics Statement on Written Outline or Speeches; Pre-test / Post- Test

7. Develop proficiency in presenting a variety of speeches as an individual or group (e.g. narrative, informative

or persuasive).(PSLO 1,2, & 4) Measured by Measures: Oral Presentation Rubric; Written Outlines or Speeches;or Teamwork Rubric

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.

    Attending both mentally and physically is important to the successful completion of this course. Please note attendance policy. Being on time is important as is turning in assignments and being prepared to participate. Drinks must have caps on them. No recording without the express permission of the instructor. Read over the syllabus for an explanation of assignments, policies, and reading. Ask questions and be an active learner. Remember, your voice is important…it’s time to



    S O A R!
Additional Information 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.



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.

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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