Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-1302- Section: 01
English Composition II
|Description||Intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent Note: Students whose degree plan requires both English 1301 and 1302 must take these courses in sequence.|
|Prerequisites||Basic skills competency in reading and writing required. Students whose degree plan requires both English 1301 and 1302 must take these courses in sequence.|
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative writing processes. (PSLO Alpha, 1) Measured by pre-test /post-test, essay rubric.
2. Develop ideas and synthesize primary and secondary sources within focused academic arguments, including one or more research-based essays.(PSLO 1 & 4) Measured by class discussion, team work, and essay rubric.
3. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate a variety of texts for the ethiical and logical uses of evidence. (PSLO 1 & 2) Meaured by essay rubric.
4. Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief and action.
(PSLO 1,2,6) Measured by class discussion and essay rubric.
5. Apply the conventions of style manuals for specific academic disciplines (e.g., MLA writing style). (PSLO 2) Measured by essay rubric.
* Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills � Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills � Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills � Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Literature: A Pocket Anthology. R.S. Gwynn
Students must purchase a flash drive, one 3-ring binder, and a folder with pockets.
I. Critical Analysis of Literature
II. Analytical writing
III. Literary devices
VI. Canonical themes in literature
Week 1: Course Introduction, Syllabus Review, Ethics diagnostic essay, PSLO pre-test
Week 2: Fiction, writing workshop
Week 3: Fiction, writing workshop
Week 4: Fiction, Literary/Critical Analysis Essay 1 Due
Week 5: Fiction, TEST
Week 6: Poetry and literary terms, writing workshop
Week 7: Poetry, writing workshop
Week 8: Poetry, Literary/Critical Analysis Essay 2 Due
Week 9: Library, begin Research Paper
Week 10: Writing workshop for Research Paper and Works Cited page.
Week 11: RESEARCH PAPER Due
Week 12: Groups, writing workshop
Week 13: Groups, Literary/Critical Analysis Essay 3 Due
Week 14: Groups, TEST
Week 15: Final review. FINAL
|Final Exam Date||December 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 6, 2018 - 10:30 AM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Research Paper w/ Works Cited 25%
Essay # 1 15%
Essay # 2 15%
Essay # 3 15%
Discussions/Group Work 15%
Final Exam 15%
|Instructor Policies||Students using cell phones (texting and social media) during class will be asked to leave immediately; after the third offense, student will be dropped from course. Attendance IS taken daily and at the beginning of class. No food. Late work is penalized 10 points for each day passed its given due date.|
|Attendance Policy||Class attendance is mandatory. However, for either illness or emergencies, I will allow three absences for this course without penalty. For each subsequent absence, a letter grade will be deducted from your semester average. Student athletes are exceptions to these rules and must provide me with the appropriate paperwork.|
|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.|
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|Other||I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|