House Bill 2504

Spring 2012 Course Syllabus

ENGL-2321-73 - Masterworks of British Literature

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2012
InstructorDoiron, Jessie John
Phone(409) 880-6330
E-maildoironjj@lamarpa.edu
Department
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Phone:(409) 984-6330
E-mail:huvalbj@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:N/A
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Room:N/A
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Course Information
Course Number10666
Course Description Critical study of six to ten major works of British literature, including writers from most of the important periods.
Course Prerequisites ENGL 1302 or Departmental approval
Required Textbooks Masterworks British Literature -- The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Abrams, M. H. , et al,eighth edition. New York, New York: W. W. Norton, 2006.
Attendance Policy Students must participate in discussions by attending class regularly.

Failure to attend class and participate in these discussions will result in a significant loss of points from a student’s course grade. Each absence (without an approved excuse) will result in two (2) points deducted from the student's score.

Course Grading Scale  90 - 100 = A     80 - 89 = B     70 - 79 = C     60 - 69 = D     Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade •        Examinations                 4 tests                40%

•        Library Research        1 written paper        20%

•        Author Report                1 written report        10%

•        Quizzes                 15 quizzes                15%

•        Discussions          Course Journal         15%

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Total Assignments for Completed Course          100%



Course Work Descriptions        

•        1 library research paper (1,500 - 2,500 words in length)

•        4 content exams, the content exams will focus on brief

explications, factual questions on content and/or

knowledge of critical terms.

• 15 quizzes, the quizzes will cover information about literary

terms, literary periods, and literary personages derived from

supplemental materials and the text book.

•         Reading assignments and the out-of-class preparation needed

for required discussions

•         Class discussions of reading and class presentations of

course work

Final Exam Date May 8, 2012 - 6:00 PM
Major Assignments Preliminary Reading and Study Schedule



        

        

Week 1                Introduction to course, books, methodology                January 17        Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Literature        pp. 1 - 24

                Major Authors, Poets, Playwrights

         British English in the World Today

Library Research Paper

MLA Overview                         





Week 2                British Literature at the Turn of the

Century                                 

January 24        Salman Rushdie pp. 2813 - 2824        

Current British Writers of Note





Week 3                The Twentieth Century (Larkin – Heany)

January 31        Seamus Heany p. 2788, p. 2796

                Alice Munro pp. 2777 - 2788

                Derek Walcott p. 2770, p. 2771

                Nadine Gordimer p. 2718 - 2722

                Philip Larkin p. 2715 - 2716

Author Report – Topic Proposal Due





Week 4                The Twentieth Century (Hardy – Thomas)

February 07        Dylan Thomas p. 2705, p. 2710

                W. H. Auden p. 2689, p. 2696

                Samuel Beckett pp. 2661- 2688

                Jean Rhys pp. 2657 - 2660

                Katherine Mansfield pp. 2645 - 2654

                T. S. Eliot pp. 2607 - 2614

                D. H. Lawrence p. 2574, p. 2607

                James Joyce pp. 2498 - 2506

                Virginia Woolf p. 2423, pp. 2494 - 2497

                William Butler Yeats pp. 2386- 2388, p. 2402

                Joseph Conrad pp. 2326 – 2385

                Thomas Hardy p. 2317, p. 2320

         Test One

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts









Week 5                The Victorian Age

February 14        Rudyard Kipling p. 2264, p. 2290

Oscar Wilde pp. 2211 – 2212, p. 2220

Robert Lewis Stevenson pp. 2168 - 2210

Gerard Manely Hopkins p. 2158, p. 2162

Christina Rossetti p. 2138, p. 2156

Matthew Arnold p. 2091, pp. 2127 - 2137

Robert Browning p. 2051, p. 2058

Alfred Lord Tennyson pp. 1948 – 1950, p. 2023

                Elizabeth Barrett Browning p. 1921, p. 1927

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts







Week 6                The Romantic Period        

February 21        William Blake pp. 1406- 1409, p. 1414

                Robert Burns pp. 1441 – 1443, p. 1446

                Samuel Taylor Coleridge pp. 1609-1612, pp. 1615-1631

                George Gordon (Lord Byron) pp. 1671- 1675, p. 1676

                Percy Bysshe Shelley pp. 1731 – 1734, 1741

                John Keats pp. 1820 – 1822, p.1847

                Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts



        



Week 7                The Restoration and the Eighteenth

Century                                

February 27        Olaudah Equiano pp. 1340 - 1349

Thomas Gray pp. 1330 - 1333

Samuel Johnson pp. 1210 -1212, pp. 1291 - 1297

Alexander Pope pp. 1120 – 1136

Jonathan Swift pp. 971- 974, pp. 1114 – 1120

Aphra Behn pp. 922 – 924, pp. 927 - 974

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts







Week 8                The Early Seventeenth Century

March 05        John Milton pp. 693- 697, pp. 721

                Andrew Marvell pp. 675- 677

                Robert Herrick p. 665, p. 669

                Ben Jonson pp. 638 – 641

                John Donne pp. 600 – 603

Test Two

Author Report Due





Spring Break        No Classes        

March 12 - 16                



Week 9                The Sixteenth Century                

March 20        William Shakespeare pp. 493 – 497, pp 510 - 571

Christopher Marlowe pp. 458, pp. 460 - 492

                The English Bible pp. 354 - 357

Library Research Paper – Topic Proposal Due





Week 10                Middle English Literature

March 27        Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

        

                Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales pp. 165 – 189,

pp. 250 – 263









Week 11                Middle English Literature

April 03        Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

                Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (continued)

                Library Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts











Week 12                Middle English Literature

April 10        Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

                Sir Gawain and the Green Knight pp. 112 - 164                

                Test Three

                Library Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts

                                                 





Week 13                Middle English Literature

April 17        Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

                Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (continued)

                Library Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 14         The Middle Ages

April 24        Anglo-Saxon Literature

                The Dream of the Rood pp. 24 - 26

                Beowulf pp. 26 - 97

                Library Research Paper Due        





Week 15                The Middle Ages

May 01         Anglo-Saxon Literature

                Beowulf (continued)

         All Make-Up Work Due







Week 16                Final Exam

May 08                Test Four                         





Preliminary Work Schedule



Week 1        Discussions Comments

Quiz 1

                

                



Week 2        Discussions Comments

Quiz 2

                

                



Week 3        Discussions Comments

Quiz 3

Author Report – Topic Proposal Due





Week 4        Discussions Comments

Quiz 4

Test One

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 5        Discussions Comments

Quiz 5

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 6        Discussions Comments

Quiz 6

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 7        Discussions Comments

Quiz 7

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 8        Discussions Comments

Quiz 8

Test Two

Author Report – Due



Week 9        Discussions Comments

Quiz 9

Library Research Paper – Topic Proposal Due

Week 10        Discussions Comments

Quiz 10

Library Research Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts







Week 11        Discussions Comments

Quiz 11

Library Research Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts

                





Week 12        Discussions Comments

Quiz 12

                Test Three

Library Research Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 13        Discussions Comments

Quiz 13

Library Research Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts



                

                

Week 14        Discussions Comments

Quiz 14

Library Research Paper Due



                                                

        

Week 15        Discussions Comments

Quiz 15







Final Exams         Test Four

May 8

Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Preliminary Reading and Study Schedule



        

        

Week 1                Introduction to course, books, methodology                January 17        Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Literature        pp. 1 - 24

                Major Authors, Poets, Playwrights

         British English in the World Today

Library Research Paper

MLA Overview                         





Week 2                British Literature at the Turn of the

Century                                 

January 24        Salman Rushdie pp. 2813 - 2824        

Current British Writers of Note





Week 3                The Twentieth Century (Larkin – Heany)

January 31        Seamus Heany p. 2788, p. 2796

                Alice Munro pp. 2777 - 2788

                Derek Walcott p. 2770, p. 2771

                Nadine Gordimer p. 2718 - 2722

                Philip Larkin p. 2715 - 2716

Author Report – Topic Proposal Due





Week 4                The Twentieth Century (Hardy – Thomas)

February 07        Dylan Thomas p. 2705, p. 2710

                W. H. Auden p. 2689, p. 2696

                Samuel Beckett pp. 2661- 2688

                Jean Rhys pp. 2657 - 2660

                Katherine Mansfield pp. 2645 - 2654

                T. S. Eliot pp. 2607 - 2614

                D. H. Lawrence p. 2574, p. 2607

                James Joyce pp. 2498 - 2506

                Virginia Woolf p. 2423, pp. 2494 - 2497

                William Butler Yeats pp. 2386- 2388, p. 2402

                Joseph Conrad pp. 2326 – 2385

                Thomas Hardy p. 2317, p. 2320

         Test One

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts









Week 5                The Victorian Age

February 14        Rudyard Kipling p. 2264, p. 2290

Oscar Wilde pp. 2211 – 2212, p. 2220

Robert Lewis Stevenson pp. 2168 - 2210

Gerard Manely Hopkins p. 2158, p. 2162

Christina Rossetti p. 2138, p. 2156

Matthew Arnold p. 2091, pp. 2127 - 2137

Robert Browning p. 2051, p. 2058

Alfred Lord Tennyson pp. 1948 – 1950, p. 2023

                Elizabeth Barrett Browning p. 1921, p. 1927

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts







Week 6                The Romantic Period        

February 21        William Blake pp. 1406- 1409, p. 1414

                Robert Burns pp. 1441 – 1443, p. 1446

                Samuel Taylor Coleridge pp. 1609-1612, pp. 1615-1631

                George Gordon (Lord Byron) pp. 1671- 1675, p. 1676

                Percy Bysshe Shelley pp. 1731 – 1734, 1741

                John Keats pp. 1820 – 1822, p.1847

                Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts



        



Week 7                The Restoration and the Eighteenth

Century                                

February 27        Olaudah Equiano pp. 1340 - 1349

Thomas Gray pp. 1330 - 1333

Samuel Johnson pp. 1210 -1212, pp. 1291 - 1297

Alexander Pope pp. 1120 – 1136

Jonathan Swift pp. 971- 974, pp. 1114 – 1120

Aphra Behn pp. 922 – 924, pp. 927 - 974

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts







Week 8                The Early Seventeenth Century

March 05        John Milton pp. 693- 697, pp. 721

                Andrew Marvell pp. 675- 677

                Robert Herrick p. 665, p. 669

                Ben Jonson pp. 638 – 641

                John Donne pp. 600 – 603

Test Two

Author Report Due





Spring Break        No Classes        

March 12 - 16                



Week 9                The Sixteenth Century                

March 20        William Shakespeare pp. 493 – 497, pp 510 - 571

Christopher Marlowe pp. 458, pp. 460 - 492

                The English Bible pp. 354 - 357

Library Research Paper – Topic Proposal Due





Week 10                Middle English Literature

March 27        Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

        

                Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales pp. 165 – 189,

pp. 250 – 263









Week 11                Middle English Literature

April 03        Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

                Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (continued)

                Library Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts











Week 12                Middle English Literature

April 10        Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

                Sir Gawain and the Green Knight pp. 112 - 164                

                Test Three

                Library Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts

                                                 





Week 13                Middle English Literature

April 17        Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

                Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (continued)

                Library Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 14         The Middle Ages

April 24        Anglo-Saxon Literature

                The Dream of the Rood pp. 24 - 26

                Beowulf pp. 26 - 97

                Library Research Paper Due        





Week 15                The Middle Ages

May 01         Anglo-Saxon Literature

                Beowulf (continued)

         All Make-Up Work Due







Week 16                Final Exam

May 08                Test Four                         





Preliminary Work Schedule



Week 1        Discussions Comments

Quiz 1

                

                



Week 2        Discussions Comments

Quiz 2

                

                



Week 3        Discussions Comments

Quiz 3

Author Report – Topic Proposal Due





Week 4        Discussions Comments

Quiz 4

Test One

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 5        Discussions Comments

Quiz 5

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 6        Discussions Comments

Quiz 6

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 7        Discussions Comments

Quiz 7

Author Report – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 8        Discussions Comments

Quiz 8

Test Two

Author Report – Due



Week 9        Discussions Comments

Quiz 9

Library Research Paper – Topic Proposal Due

Week 10        Discussions Comments

Quiz 10

Library Research Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts







Week 11        Discussions Comments

Quiz 11

Library Research Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts

                





Week 12        Discussions Comments

Quiz 12

                Test Three

Library Research Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts





Week 13        Discussions Comments

Quiz 13

Library Research Paper – Peer Review of Rough Drafts



                

                

Week 14        Discussions Comments

Quiz 14

Library Research Paper Due



                                                

        

Week 15        Discussions Comments

Quiz 15







Final Exams         Test Four

May 8

General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Reading:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

Writing:Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Speaking:Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Listening:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.

Critical Thinking 1:Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.

Critical Thinking 2:Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.

Computer Literacy 1:Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

Computer Literacy 2:Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.

Intercultural Competence 1:Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.

Intercultural Competence 2:Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.

Intercultural Competence 3:Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Associate of Arts

1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or

groups.

        A. Demonstrates thesis clarity

        B. Organizes information

        C. Uses support

        D. Presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression



2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities.

        A. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values,

perspectives, or practices)

        B. Interprets works of human expression within cultural context

        C. Shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others



3. Uses critical thinking skills

        A. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent

of information needed)

        B. Differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to

situation

        C. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences

        D. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion



4. Demonstrates technology literacy

        A. Locates needed information using the appropriate

technological tool or device

        B. Displays organizational skills with the use of technology

        C. Presents information using the appropriate technological

tool or device



5. Transfers to a baccalaureate program

        A. Exhibits student contact hours completed at LSC-PA

        B. Number of AA majors who graduate

        C. Number of AA graduates who request transcripts sent to other

universities



6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles

        A. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to

complete task

        B. Uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to

complete task

        C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific

principles needed to complete task



Course Student Learning Outcomes Student Learning Outcomes

•        Students will read and analyze a broad range of literary from

important writers whose work appears in the textbook.

•        Students will further develop skills needed for critical

thinking, critical reading, and literary analysis.

•        Students will gain a broad knowledge of social, cultural,

historical, scientific, and technical developments that have

gone into the creation of British literature and British

Standard English.

•        Students will enhance composition skills developed in the

prerequisite courses of English 1301 and English 1302.

•        Students will demonstrate competent use of MLA style to

document sources.

Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.



    Make-up Work / Late Assignments

    A student must receive specific permission from me to make up missed work or turn in an assignment after its original due date. Approved make up work will correspond to the original assignment in grade value plus one or more of the following: subject matter, form, style, level of difficulty, learning focus.



    Dropping Class                

    If a student wishes to drop a class, it is always the student’s obligation to complete the required procedures for dropping. Instructions for dropping a class are in the Lamar State College – Port Arthur Class Schedule and Registration Procedures for each semester.



    It is the student’s responsibility to drop even in the event of a lengthy absence from campus for reasons of illness or personal hardship. In such cases, it is the student’s duty to complete the drop by contacting either his major department or the Records Office by letter to request that the drop be completed.



    If a student decides to stop attending but does not complete the official drop procedure, he will in all likelihood earn a grade of “F” in the course.



Additional Information Plagiarism / Collusion / Cheating        



REFER TO TSUS POLICY ON ACADEMIC DISHONESTY



• Plagiarism can lead to a student’s receiving a failing grade in the course and can result in administrative action through which the student is suspended from the college. Plagiarism is the appropriation of passages, either word for word, or in substance, from the writing of someone else, and the incorporation of such passages as one’s own, in an assignment offered for credit.



• Collusion could lead to a student’s receiving a failing grade on a particular assignment or for the course Collusion refers to the student’s receiving unnecessary or unauthorized tutoring in the preparation of written work to be offered for credit.



• Cheating implies dishonesty or deception of a different sort, whether in the preparation of written work offered for credit or in the taking of a test or examination.



All students are required to contribute to class discussions appropriately. The course requires active participation in all discussions of assigned topics.



Full participation requires a student to give and to receive ideas in a courteous and forthcoming manner. Refusal to actively contribute to discussions is an insult to a student’s colleagues and his instructor. Dominating the discussion is equally insulting. Contributing willingly and productively to discussions is ideal.



All students must share rough drafts with the class for peer critique. All students must participate in peer discussions.



At times, all students will work with people of similar backgrounds, with people of opposing views, with people whose company is enjoyable, or with people there is little to find in common. Cooperation in this style of peer instruction always results in a pleasant learning environment.



Mature Content Warning



This course contains strong language, adult situations, graphic depictions of human interactions. The course also contains discussions that are intended for mature audiences. Were the course a motion picture, the rating for it would be at least R (for restricted to adults 18 years or older).



In no manner is it the intention of the instructor to disturb students whose sensitivities do not permit full, frank, candid, light-hearted, serious, intense, and adult conversation.



Terms, words, comments, statements, ideas, concepts, and descriptions that appear in the textbooks or surface in classroom discussions may be offensive to one or more persons in the class group at some time or another.



Nothing intentionally offensive should ever be directed at any single individual, minority group, social class, ethnicity, gender, or race. Never should any single individual feel personally affronted by the language used in the books, handouts, or classroom discussions.



American conversational English has multiple levels of social acceptance. Misunderstandings of comments or words will occur that might discomfit or annoy some individuals. I will do my best to serve as model and moderator for the classroom discussions by ameliorating these unavoidable misunderstandings through personal example and by providing clarifications, explanations, and counseling if needed.



Should any terms, phrases, words, or comments offend a particular individual, please bring this to my attention at the earliest convenient time so that I might do what I can to alleviate the perceived injury.



With the above observations in mind, remember that we live in a free and democratic society, one in which all individuals have the right to think and believe and speak what they will without fear of governmental sanctions. In America, individuals have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Let us balance these inalienable rights with the need to get along with one another in our classroom community so that we may all successfully achieve our course objectives.

Students with Disabilities



The College and the Department comply with the Americans with



Disabilities Act.

There are services available for individuals who may need assistance on campus because of disabilities. Refer to the Student Handbook for more information about these services.



Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue 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 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to My.LamarPA.edu and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your my.lamarpa.edu account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity

Principles

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; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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