House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

PSYC-1100-02 (Learning Framework)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorClark, Jamie Lee
Phone(409) 984-6317
E-mailclarkjl@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
E-mail:dupuisgm@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:Mon: 9:00-9:30 & 1:30-4:30; Tues: 9:00-10:30 & 2:00-2:30; Wed: 8:30-9:30 & 1:30-2:30; Thurs: 9:00-10
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:410
Course Information
Course ID #10602
Course Subject-Number-SectionPSYC-1100-02
Course TitleLearning 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
Learning Objectives 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.

Major Assignments                                  

DAILY WORK & HOMEWORK:

Class ID and Scavenger Hunt                 

Notes: Policies, Procedures, and Terminology                 

GPA Calculation        

Library Assignment                                        

Time Management                                                        

Learning Styles                                                        

True Colors                                                        

Citizenship Test                                                        

Note Taking                                                        

Test Taking                                        

                                                                                         100 Total Points

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND ATTENDANCE:                                                         150 Total Points

CAREER PROJECT:

Preparation for Report                                                

Final Career Report                                

Verbal Report                                                

200 Total Points        

EXAMS:

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

EXTRA CREDIT:

Good Attendance                                                        

Either Tour of Museum of the Gulf Coast                         

Or other Extra Credit Provided                                                

Discussion Topics PSYC – 1100

Spring 2011

Tentative Schedule of Classes

Monday 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

        GPA Calculation

        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

Attendance Policy 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 - 10:00 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

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
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) 984-6251.

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