Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-1302- Section: 72
English Composition II
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|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 re|
|Prerequisites||PASSED English 1301. Students whose degree plan requires both English 1301 and 1302 must take these courses in sequence. (Basic skills competency in reading and writing required).|
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.
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.
No book is required for this course, all readings are public domain on the Internet. Links, pdfs, and handouts will be provided by the Instructor. TBA on the first week of class.
Students MUST purchase a flash drive. I also suggest one 3-ring binder and a folder with pockets.
Week 1: Introductions, Logging In, technical issues fixed
Week 2: Research paper introduction, research topics, thesis statement writing
Week 3: Intro paragraph writing, page one rough, library tour online
Week 4: Rough draft work, workshopping
Week 5: More Rough draft pages due for RP, works cited workshopping
Week 6: Works Cited due
Week 7: Pages 4-6 due of RP
Week 8: Research Paper due, Begin Literary Analysis writing, A&P reading
Week 9: Hemingway Discussion Questions, Hurston Discussion Questions
Week 10: Literary Analysis #1 due, Young Goodman Brown
Week 11: Oates Discussion Questions due
Week 12: Literary Analysis Essay #2 due, Thanksgiving Break
Week 13: Read Yellow Wallpaper (no DQs)
Week 14: Final/Essay #3 due (over YWP)
September 11- Research Paper Brainstorming Worksheet due
September 21- Page #1 of Rough Draft of Research Paper due (heading, title, intro paragraph with thesis statement at the end of intro)
October 5- Pages 1-3 of the Research Paper due (rough draft only)
October 15- Works Cited Page due (MLA formatted, see criteria)
October 19- Pages 4-6 of Research Paper due (rough)
October 26- **RESEARCH PAPER DUE**
October 29- "A&P" Discussions Questions due (DQs)
November 2- "Hills Like White Elephants" DQs due
November 5- "Sweat" DQs due
November 10- Literary Analysis Essay #1 due
November 12- "Young Goodman Brown" DQs due
November 16- "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" DQs due
November 23- Literary Analysis Essay #2 due
December 3 thru 7- Final/Literary Analysis Essay #3 (Over the Yellow Wallpaper) due
*the Yellow Wallpaper has NO DQs with it. FYI*
|Final Exam Date||December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM Through December 7, 2020 - 5:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Discussion Questions 20%
Research paper 25%
*I reserve the right to change or alter these assignments/percentages/due dates as I see fit for the class.*
|Instructor Policies||DO NOT email me to ask what was missed during your absence. Ask another student and check Blackboard. No texting during lectures. NO FOOD. No phones out during class unless I specify you may use them.|
|Attendance Policy||Class attendance is mandatory. However, for either illness or emergencies, I will allow THREE absences for this course without any punitive damage to your grade. Please note: for each subsequent absence after three, a letter grade will be deducted from your semester average, and there is absolutely NO exception to this penalty. If you are an athlete and have to miss class due to an off-campus game, proper paperwork MUST be submitted to the instructor before the date of absence, if not, this will count as an absence. If you are absent (for any reason), you are still responsible for the material that was covered during your absence and for assignments given during your absence. If you get up and leave before I dismiss class, you will be marked absent for the day. It is discourteous to leave while class is in session, but if you really must leave the classroom during class (even for just a couple of minutes), you are still responsible for whatever was covered during your absence.|
|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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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