Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1100- Section: 01
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
Instructor Bobby Peeler
Phone(409) 984-6424
Location:Student Center - Room: 411
Hours:M 12-2, T 8-8:50, W 11:30-2:30, Th 8 am -9:30 am and 11-12, F 9-11
Business and Technology
Chair:Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description A study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies. The course assists the student in making adequate social and personal adjustments to college life, developing educational and career goals, and becoming familiar with institutional curricula and policies. It includes techniques for time management, note taking, and preparing for exams. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. This course is in the Core Curriculum and is required of all students pursuing an academic transfer curriculum. This course is also required of all students pursuing a technical degree if they are enrolled in developmental courses and have not completed 15 hours of college-level work. It is highly recommended that students take this course in their first semester of college. (Cross-listed as PSYC 1100)
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret assigned reading materials and written instructions from both the textbook and instructor measured by pretest, post test, written class exercises, and essay rubric (PSLO ALPHA, PSLSO 1, PSLO 2)
2. Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by pretest, post-test, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by class exercises and rubric (PSLO 2)
4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret forms of spoken language measured by pretest, post-test, class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO 1, PSLO 2)
5. Identify and demonstrate the ability to apply standards and elements of critical thinking measured by pre-test, post-test, and class exercises.(PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5))
6. Demonstrate the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information measured by class exercises and essay rubric. (PSLO 2)
7. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences and similarities measured by class exercises. (PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
8. Demonstrate the ability to identify, use, and apply mathematical and scientific principles measured by pre-test, post-test, and class exercises. (PSLO 3)
Core Objectives PSLO ALPHA: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Step by Step to College and Career Success, 7th edition, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-4576-0634
Lecture Topics
Starting Out
Motivation, Resilience and Emotional Intelligence
Managing Your Time
Understanding How You Learn
Getting the Most Out of Class
Reading for Success
Taking Exams & Tests
Thinking in College
Developing Information Literacy and Communication Skills
Connecting with Others in a Diverse World
Managing Money
Considering Majors & Careers
Major Assignments
Week 1: Chapter 1, Beginning College, Course introduction, syllabus review, Scavenger Hunt
Week 2: Chapter 2, Managing Your Time, Time Management assignment, Policies Procedures and Applications.
Week 3: Chapter 3, Technology in College, Library Tour
Week 4: Chapter 4, How You Learn, True Colors assignment. Test 1
Week 5: Chapter 5, Thinking Critically, Test 1 due,(Chapters 1-4)
Week 6: Chapter 6, Listening and Taking Notes, Note Taking Assignment
Week 7: Chapter 7, Reading for Success, GPA Assignment.
Week 8: Chapter 8, Communicating Clearly,True Colors Assn. Test 2
Spring Break
Week 9: Chapter 9, Taking Exams, Test 2 due - Chapters 5-8.
Week 10: Chapter 10, Managing Money, Library - Career Report prep.
Week 11: Chapter 11, Appreciating Diversity.
Week 12: Chapter 12, Career Choices. Test 3, Career Report due.
Week 13: Test 3 due,(Chapters 9-12), Citizenship Assignment.
Week 14: Chapter 13, Staying Healthy, Final Exam
Week 15: Chap, 1-13, Final Due
Final Exam Date December 4, 2018 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale 90-100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 60 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Exams 25%, Daily Work and Homework 25%, Participation 25%, Career Report 25%, and each assignment is due when assigned or there will be no credit for it without a documented medical excuse. Participation is -2 points per day for the three excused absences. Projects are due in exactly one week at the beginning of the next class.
With prior approval of your instructor, you may also earn extra credit for campus events.
Disturbance in class is a 1 point deduction from the final grade total per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior. Cell phones will be in back packs on the floor under desks.
A grade of C or better must be earned to meet the institutional requirement; otherwise the course must be repeated.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Personal Business will not be discussed in Class
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with four absences will fail the course. Late arrival and early departure is a one point grade deduction.
All assignments are due the date assigned. If you are absent, it is up to you to find out the assignment and to have it ready to turn in at the beginning of the next class meeting.
All assignments are listed in the syllabus.
Being absent is no excuse for not turning in any assignment, and results in a zero with no makeup unless you are excused for hospitalization with documentation. Late work is unacceptable.
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
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

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

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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 Grades will not be discussed in class.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.