Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: DENG-0410- Section: 3
Integrated Reading and Writing
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Instructor Information
Instructor Chandra Brooks
Phone(409) 984-6434
Location:Student Success Center - Room: 128
Hours:MW (12P-2P), TR (7:30A-8A) (10A-11:30A), F (9A-11A)
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Successful completion of this course if taught at the upper (exit) level fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Locate explicit textual information, draw complex inferences, and describe, analyze, and evaluate the
information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.
Comprehend and use vocabulary effectively in oral communication, reading, and writing.
Identify and analyze the audience, purpose, and message across a variety of texts.
Describe and apply insights gained from reading and writing a variety of texts.
Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate reading comprehension, clear focus, logical development of
ideas, and use of appropriate language that advance the writer’s purpose.
Determine and use effective approaches and rhetorical strategies for given reading and writing situations.
Generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, incorporating the ideas and words
of other writers in student writing using established strategies.
Evaluate relevance and quality of ideas and information in recognizing, formulating, and developing a claim.
Develop and use effective reading and revision strategies to strengthen the writer’s ability to compose
college-level writing assignments.
Recognize and apply the conventions of standard English in reading and writing.
Core Objectives * 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.
* 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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes 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
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.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Hawkes Learning software Foundations of English is required for successful completion of the course. It can be purchased at learn.hawkeslearning.com.
Lecture Topics
Weeks 1 - 2:
Development of a free writing sample, formatting an essay, prewriting techniques

Weeks 3 - 4:
Grammar Usage

Weeks 5 - 6:
Peer Evaluation

Weeks 7- 8:
Review of Mid -Term Topics

Weeks 9 -10:
Sentence Types, Sentence Building, Phrases and Clauses

Weeks 11 -12:
Revising and Editing

Weeks 13 -14:
Writing Sample Packet Check

Weeks 15 -16:
Review of Final Exam Topics
Major Assignments
Week 4: Formatting workshop, rough draft

Week 6: Grammar Check-up, Peer Evaluation

Week 8: Mid-Term Exam

Week 11: Sentence-building workshop, Self-check

Week 14: Cumulative response packet

Week 15: Final Exam

Writing assignments will be assigned at instructor's discretion.

Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 3, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Hawkes assignments: 50%
Participation, discussion, and supplemental writing assignments: 40%
Final Exam: 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Email is the easiest way to get in touch with me (brookscg@lamarpa.edu). Please remember to include your class name AND section in the subject line (ex. DENG 0301-01 MWF).
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Please show up on time every day. Students with more than four absences in the course will receive an academic penalty to be determined by the instructor. Students with more than six absences will lose an automatic letter grade.
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.