House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus ENGL-1302-01 - English Composition
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
ENGL-1302-01 - English Composition
|Instructor||Lowe, Zebulon Cody|
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|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||Basic competency in reading and writing are required. Students whose degree plan requires both English 1301 and 1302 must take these two courses in sequence. This course assumes a basic mastery of composition, including standard American English grammar, usage and mechanics.|
|Required Textbooks||Literature (A Pocket Anthology) 5th Edition by Sam Gwynn. Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
20% - Test 1
20% - Test 2
20% - Test 3
20% - Research Paper
20% - Weekly Responses
|Final Exam Date||May 6, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1. Introduction/Pre-Test/Writing Sample
Week 2. Grammar
Week 3. Grammar
Week 4. Lit. Vocab/Grammar Test
Week 5. “Reunion”, “Happy Endings”, and “Rose for Emily”
Week 6. “The Lottery”, “Yellow Wallpaper”
Week 7. “Sweat” & Test 1
Week 8. Old Man and the Sea
Week 9. Old Man and the Sea & Test 2
Week 10. Intro to Poetry
Week 11. Formal Poetry/Research Paper Due
Week 12. Formal Poetry
Week 13. Modern Poetry
Week 14. Modern Poetry
Week 15. Final review/Test 3 (Final)
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||Included in "Major Assignments" section above|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO Master List
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
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
6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles
A. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to
B. Uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to
C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific
principles needed to complete task
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Demonstrate the writing process through invention, organization, drafting, revision, and presentation
Exhibit appropriate choices regarding audience and purpose (PSLO 1,3)
Participate in peer editing and offers and receives constructive peer criticism (PSLO 2,3)
Research and report material using multiple sources (PSLO 1,3,4)
Read and understand a variety of written materials, including essays, short stories, poetry, and drama (PSLO 1,2,3)
Demonstrate a practical application of mechanics, vocabulary, grammar and usage (PSLO 1,3)
Use appropriate technology to produce and edit documents (PSLO1,3,4)
Demonstrates intercultural competency (PSLO 2,3)
|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.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans 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.|
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.
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
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.|
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