Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1100- Section: 76
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
Instructor Amber Clark
Phone(409) 984-6330
Location:Educational I - Room: 131
Hours:Anytime on-line (Please allow 24 hours to respond to emails)
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 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, cognitio
Prerequisites No Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes
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.

Step by Step to College and Career Success, ]Gardner & Barefoot, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2017.

Other materials needed for class include a three ring notebook, notebook paper, and pens.
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments

Course Intro, Syllabus Review, Syllabus Quiz Chapter One Starting Out on the Right Foot, Where To Get Help Assignment, Goal Setting Assignment, Chapter One Quiz

Chapter Cultivating Motivation, Resilience, and Emotional Intelligence, Chapter Two Quiz

Chapter 3 Managing Your Time Time Management Assignment, Writing Reflection Assignment, Chapter Three Quiz

Chapter Four Understanding How You Learn VARK Learning Styles Assignment, Writing Reflection Assignment,
Chapter Four Quiz

Unit One Exam (Chapters 1-4)

Chapter Five Getting the Most Out of Class, Listening Assessment Assignment, Note Taking Assignment, Chapter Five Quiz


Chapter Six Reading for Success, Reading for Success Assignment GPA Assignment, Chapter Six Quiz

Chapter Seven Taking Exams & Tests, Taking Exams Assignment, Applying What You Have Learned Assignment, Chapter Seven Quiz

Chapter Eight Thinking in College, Logic of An Article Assignment, Applying What You Have Learned Assignment, Chapter Eight Quiz

Unit Two Exam (Chapters 5-8)

Chapter Nine Developing Information Literacy and Communication Skills Online Tutorial, Career Report Prep Assignment Career Report, Chapter Nine Quiz

Chapter Ten Connecting with others in a Diverse World, Cultural Identity Assignment, & Chapter Ten Quiz

Chapter Eleven Managing Money, Grants, Loans, Scholarships Assignment Writing Reflection Assignment
College & Money, Chapter Eleven Quiz

Chapter Thirteen Considering Majors & Careers Majors & Career Choices Assignment, Chapter Thirteen Quiz

Unit Three Exam (Chapters 9,10,11,13)

Final Exam

Final Exam Date December 8, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 10, 2020 - 12:00 AM
Grading Scale Your final grade will be determined as follows:

509 and below =F
Determination of
Final Grade
The final course grade will be based on total points accumulated (not percentages) from exams (400), quizzes (150), daily work and homework (100), college and money assignment (50), and career report (150). With prior approval of your instructor, you may also earn extra credit for campus events.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. FOUR unexcused online absences will result in a grade of "F" regardless of the student's performance in class to that time. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required. 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 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.