House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

ENGL-1302-05 (Composition)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorByrd, Sally Griffin
Phone(409) 984-6339
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Telephone:(409) 984-6330
Hours:8-9/ 11-1 MWF; 11-1 TT
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:414
Course Information
Course ID #10032
Course Subject-Number-SectionENGL-1302-05
Course TitleComposition
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 Engll 1301
Required Textbooks Inside of Literature; Kennedy, Gioai
Learning Objectives

COURSE OBJECTIVES:        English 1302 is a writing course based on great works of literature in at least two genres. At the end of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

•        Analyze and interpret the subject matter of literature from several genres

•        Produce clear, correct, and coherent prose based on readings of literature

•        Use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation

•        Communicate orally in class participation and in small group presentations

•        Demonstrate awareness of scope and variety of works in the arts or humanities

•        Understand those works as an expression of individual and human values within an historical and social context

•        Respond critically to works in literature

•        Comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual performing artist

•        Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities


•        Four writing assignments

•        One research paper

•        Daily quizzes and writing assignments

•        Mid Term and Final Exam

No late papers. If missed, the mid term must be made up within two days of returning to class. It will not be the same test as taken by the class.

Discussion Topics Literature
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.

Determination of Final Grade SEMESTER GRADE

•        30% four writing assignment

•        25% research paper

•        15% daily grades

•        30% 2 tests

Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

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;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute 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 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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