Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1100- Section: 75
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
Instructor Diane Leckich
Phone(409) 984-6330
Location:Educational I - Room: 131
Hours:Email leckichdc@lamarpa.edu
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.
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 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, posttest, 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, posttest, 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, posttest, 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 pretest, posttest, 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 pretest, posttest, and class exercises. (PSLO 3)
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.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Program Student Learning Outcomes 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.
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.

On Course Strategies for Success in College, Career, and Life, Ninth Edition. Skip Downing and Jonathan Brennan/ Cengage, 2019. ISBN 978-0-357-02268-9.

Book is used for instructor notes and assignments. May purchase but NOT required for class.
Lecture Topics
I will not discuss grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you must email with your concern within the week from when the grade in question was posted. Email me at leckichdc@lamarpa.edu and be specific about the question or concern you have.
Major Assignments
Order is subject to change.
Week 1     Course Introduction, Syllabus Review, Instructor introduction, Question and Answer Survey
Week 2     Chapter One Getting On Course to Your Success--Notes, Soft Skills Discussion Quiz
Week 3     Chapter Two Accepting Personal Responsibility---Notes, Believing in Yourself Assignment
Week 4     Chapter Three Discovering Self Motivation--Notes, Committing to your Goals and Dreams--Video
Week 5    Chapter Four Mastering Self-Management--Notes, Time Management Assignment, Discussion Quiz
Week 6 Exam Chapters 1-4
Week 7    Chapter Five Employing Interdependence--Notes, Creating a Support System, Strengthening
Relationships and Respecting Cultural Differences
Week 8 Chapter Six Gaining Self-Awareness--Notes, Recognizing When you are Off Course, Take a Self-
Awareness Online Survey--Discuss Findings--Student Collaboration
Week 9     Chapter Seven Adopting Lifelong Learning--Notes, Fixed and Growth Mindset, Learning Styles--VARK
online assessment
Week 10 Chapter Eight Developing Emotional Intelligence--Notes, Understanding Emotional Intelligence and
Reducing Stress video discussions, Quiz
Week 11 Chapter Nine Staying on Course to Your Success--Review of Chapters 5-8, Group discussion on
personal changes made, Begin Dream Career Research Project
Week 12 Exam Chapters 5-9--
Week 13      Research Career of Choice and begin Flyer Project

Week 14      Dream Career Project Due

Week 15     Final Exam--Presentations (Schedule to be announced)

Final Exam Date December 7, 2020 - 9:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Weighted grades for assignments as follows:
Daily Quizzes and Attendance 30%, Assignments 30%, Exams 20%, and Common Assignment Project 20%.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss grades over the phone. If you want to discuss your grades, you must email with your concern within the week from when the grade in question was posted. Email me at leckichdc@lamarpa.edu and be specific about the question or concern you have.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success.
Your presence in this class will involve your attention to lectures, presentations by other students, participation in open class discussion, reading of the text as well as other materials related to the information covered in class, as well as the completion of the writing assignment.

NO late work without contacting professor.--within a reasonable time frame.
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.