Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1100- Section: 9C
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
Instructor Wayne Wells
Phone(409) 984-6229
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 228
Hours:Beaumont FCIM
Inmate Instruction
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 None
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Identify various research methods and their characteristics used in the scientific study of psychology.
2. Describe the historical influences and early schools of thought that shaped the field of psychology.
3. Describe some of the prominent perspectives and approaches used in the study of psychology.
4. Use terminology unique to the study of psychology.
5. Describe accepted approaches and standards in psychological assessment and evaluation.
6. Identify factors in physiological and psychological processes involved in human behavior.
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.

* 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.
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.

Step by Step to College and Career Success, 7th Edition. Gardner & Barefoot, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2017. ISBN 978-1-319-02917-3
Lecture Topics
If you want to discuss your grades, you must send me a written correspondence via U.S. Mail.

Major Assignments
Week 1 - August 24, 2020

Welcome Letter, Review Course Syllabus, and sign, date, and return the letter with your name on it.
Chapter 1 - Starting Out on the Right Foot & Complete Activities
Chapter 2 - Managing Your Time & Complete Activities

Week 2 - August 30, 2020

Chapter 3 - Understanding How You Learn & Complete Activities
Chapter 4 - Getting the Most Out of Class & Complete Activities

Week 3 - September 7, 2020

Test I - Chapters 1-4

Week 4 - September 14, 2020

Chapter 5 - Reading for Success & Complete Activities
Chapter 6 - Taking Exams & Tests
Chapter 7 - Thinking Critically

Week 5 - September 21, 2020

Chapter 8 - Developing Information Literacy
Chapter 9 - Communicating Clearly
Chapter 10 - Connecting with Others in a Diverse

Week 6 - September 28, 2020

Test II - Chapters 6-10
Chapter 11 - Managing Money
Chapter 13 - Considering Majors & Careers

Week 7 - October 5, 2020
Complete Core Assignment - Critical Thinking Essay
Due Date: October 12, 2020

Final Exam Date September 28, 2020 - 5:00 PM   Through  October 12, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests - 60%
Returned Expectations Form - 20%
Core Assignment - 20%

Course Policies
Instructor Policies If you want to discuss your grades, you must send me a written correspondence via U.S. Mail.

Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than two absences from the course will receive an academic penalty (which is spelled out by the instructor).
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.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.
Other It is a pleasure to be your Instructor for this semester. I have high expectations for each of you. It is your responsibility to make sure you take notes, read the chapters, complete activities, read all assigned chapters and handouts. If you do all of these things, you will be successful. I am looking forward to working with you this semester.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.