House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

ENGL-1302-07 (Composition)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorGunter, Eric Michael
Phone(409) 984-6341
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Telephone:(409) 984-6330
Hours:11-11:45, T-Th, by appointment
Building:Ruby Fuller Education (RFED)
Room #:211
Course Information
Course ID #10588
Course Subject-Number-SectionENGL-1302-07
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 English-1301
Required Textbooks Required Texts:

Literature: A Pocket Anthology. 4th edition. Gwynn, R.S.

The Little, Brown Handbook Newest edition.

Attendance Policy Attendance Policy: For M-W-F classes, you are allowed 4 free absences, and on T-Th classes you are allowed 3 free absences, so save them for when you really need them, like when your dog dies or you catch an obscure disease. Every absence after the maximum will equal minus 2 and three points on your final average. If you are late to class and I’ve already checked role, you are absent.
Determination of Final Grade Participation: 10% (this is largely subjective and based on my assessment.)

Homework: 30% (this consists of any assignment I give you for homework as well as the periodic reading quiz or reader response paper.)

Paper 1: 30% No secondary sources allowed, just your wits and the one primary source.*

Paper 2: 30% Complete research paper with secondary sources.*

*(Paper grades will consist in most part on three things: your ideas and arguments, your grammar, your MLA formatting and documentation—and the way you use sources to support your ideas about a literary work.) A paper that is all summary of the story or poem will be dealt with the appropriate boos and a low grade.

Final Exam Date May 17, 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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