House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus PSYC-1100-01 (Learning Framework)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
PSYC-1100-01 (Learning Framework)
|Instructor||Clark, Jamie Lee|
|Course ID #||10601|
|Course Title||Learning Framework|
|Course Description||This course is an introduction and orientation to college. It assists the student in making adequate social and personal adjustments to college life, developing educational and career goals, and becoming familiar with institutional curricula and policies. The course includes techniques for note taking and preparing for exams. It is required of all students who are enrolled in developmental courses and have not completed 15 hours of college-level work. The course is recommended for all students in their first semester at Lamar State College - Port Arthur. A grade of|
|Course Prerequisites||This course is required of all students who are enrolled in developmental courses and have not completed 15 hours of college-level work.|
|Required Textbooks||Step by Step to College and Career Success, 3rd edition. Gardner & Barefoot, Thomson Publishers, 2010 ed. 978-0-312-67639-1. SUPPLIES REQUIRED: textbook, notebook paper, pens, 3 ring binder with pockets, Lamar State College - Port Arthur catalog|
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture of postsecondary education
2. Be responsible for his/her college experience and develop a personal commitment to future life goals.
3. Apply college success skills and techniques to improve his/her academic success.
4. Demonstrate communication techniques that incorporate appropriate presentation, writing, listening, conversation, and discussion skills.
5. Use library resources to locate and evaluate information.
6. Describe student support services and explain how the student might use these services to overcome obstacles.
DAILY WORK & HOMEWORK:
Class ID and Scavenger Hunt
Notes: Policies, Procedures, and Terminology
100 Total Points
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE: 150 Total Points
Preparation for Report
Final Career Report
200 Total Points
Exam 1 Syllabus
Exam 2 College Policies, Procedures, and Terminology
Exam 3 Listening, Taking Notes, and Taking Exams
Exam 4 Final Exam 400 Total Points
Either Tour of Museum of the Gulf Coast
Or other Extra Credit Provided
Tentative Schedule of Classes
(Subject to change with notice)
1/24 Introduction to Class
Syllabus and Scavenger Hunt
Assignment: Read Chapter 1 Setting Off on the Right Foot
1/31 Exam 1
Discussion over material in Chapter 1 Setting Off on the Right Foot
Policies, Procedures, and Terminology
2/7 Policies, Procedures, and Terminology
Assignment: Read Chapter 6 Listening, Note Taking, and Participating in Class: Committing to Classroom Success
2/14 Discussion over material in Chapter 6 Listening, Note Taking, and Participating in Class: Committing to Classroom Success
Assignment: Read Chapter 2 Managing Time and Staying Motivated: The Starting Line for Academic Success
2/21 Exam 2
Discussion over material in Chapter 2 Managing Time and Staying Motivated: The Starting for Academic Success
Assignment: Read Chapter 3 Thinking Critically: Searching beyond Right and Wrong
2/28 Exam 2 Due
Discussion over material in Chapter 3 Thinking Critically: Searching beyond Right and Wrong
Assignment: Read Chapter 4 Maximizing Your Learning Success: Engaging with Learning and Making the Most of Your Learning Style
3/7 Spring Break
3/14 Discussion over material in Chapter 4 Maximizing Your Learning Success: Engaging with Learning and Making the Most of Your Learning Style
Learning Preference Activity
Assignment: Read Chapter 5 Communicating Clearly: Writing and Speaking for Success
3/21 Career Report Preparation in Library
MEET IN LIBRARY AND BRING STUDENT ID WITH YOU TO CLASS
3/28 Discussion of career project expectations
Discussion of material in Chapter 5 Communicating Clearly: Writing and Speaking for Success
Assignment: Read Chapter 7 Reading for Success: Mastering an Essential Skill
4/4 True Colors Activity
Discussion of material in Chapter 7 Reading for Success: Mastering an Essential Skill
Assignment: Read Chapter 8 Taking Exams and Tests: Putting All Your Essential Skills to the Test
4/11 Exam 3
Test Taking Activity
Discussion of material in Chapter 8 Taking Exams and Tests: Putting All Your Essential Skills to the Test
4/18 Exam 3 Due
Career Report Due written report due and oral report to be given to class over career choice
Assignment: Read Chapter 9 Relationships, Diversity, and Values: Understanding and Respecting Yourself and Others
Assignment: Read Chapter 10 Staying Healthy: Managing Stress and Achieving Wellness
4/25 Exam 4 (Final)
Citizenship Test Activity
Discussion of Chapter 9 Relationships, Diversity, and Values: Understanding and Respecting Yourself and Others
Discussion of Chapter 10 Staying Healthy: Managing Stress and Achieving Wellness
5/2 Tour of Museum of the Gulf Coast
Meet at Museum of the Gulf Coast
5/9 Exam 4 (Final) Due
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. More than THREE unexcused absences will result in a grade of "F", regardless of the student's performance in class to that time. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required. Late work is unacceptable. You may not leave the room without permission.
Your presence in this class will involve your attention to lectures, presentations by other students, participation in open class discussion, reading of the text as well as other materials related to the information covered in class, as well as the completion of the writing assignment. You will receive 10 points per class attended to total 150 points.
The following procedure will be used to give students with good attendance extra points:
For 0 absences, 4 points will be added to the final course tally. For no more than 1 absence, 3 points will be added to the final course tally. For no more than 2 absences, 2 points will be added to the final course tally.
|Determination of Final Grade||
The final course grade will be based on total points accumulated (not percentage) from exams (400), class participation and attendance (150), daily work and homework (100), preparation for career report (50), career report (100), and verbal career report (50). With the prior approval of your instructor, you may also earn extra credit for campus events.
765 - 850 = A
680 - 764 = B
595 - 679 = C
510 - 594 = D
509 and below = F
Disturbance in class is a one point deduction from the final grade, per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior. Laptops may be used only with my permission or the Special Populations Coordinator.
|Final Exam Date||May 9, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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