House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

ENGL-2341-01 (Forms of Literature)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorSorrells, David John
Phone(409) 984-6416
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Telephone:(409) 984-6330
Hours:M-F, 8-5
Building:Faculty Offices Pavilion (FOP)
Room #:103
Course Information
Course ID #10043
Course Subject-Number-SectionENGL-2341-01
Course TitleForms of Literature
Course Description The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama and film.
Course Prerequisites ENGL 1302 or departmental approval
Required Textbooks Netflix or Blockbuster Online membership
Learning Objectives •        To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities, particularly poetry, drama, fiction, visual media, and the fine arts.


•        To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

•        To respond critically, in writing and orally, to works in the arts and humanities.


•        To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities, both orally and in writing.


•        To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.


•        To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.

Major Assignments Midterm exam – 10%

Final exam – 10%

Film Journal – 20%

Individual project – 30%

Group project – 20%

Participation – 10%

Discussion Topics Film as literary artifact
Attendance Policy You are allowed three absences to use as you need (illness, personal emergency, doctor’s appointment, etc.). On your fourth absence, you may lose two letter grades. On your fifth absence you may fail the course.
Determination of Final Grade Midterm exam – 10%

Final exam – 10%

Film Journal – 20%

Individual project – 30%

Group project – 20%

Participation – 10%

Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 11:00 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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