ENGL-1301-03 - English Composition I
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus
ENGL-1301-03 - English Composition I
|Instructor||Byrd, Sally Griffin|
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|Course Description||Intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis.|
|Course Prerequisites||Intensive study and practice in the basic forms of expository writing. Frequent themes. Collateral reading in articles and essays of a factual and informative type.|
|Required Textbooks||Brave New World; Readings for Writers 15th edition|
To succeed and enjoy this course, you must participate. This includes contributing to discussions, taking quizzes, and participating in group activities. Since you cannot participate unless you are here, class attendance in strongly recommended. I will take attendance daily. If you miss more than 7 class periods, I may drop you.
|Course Grading Scale||20160113161547|
|Determination of Final Grade||
50% Essays (LIBRARY PROJECT COUNTS TWICE)
10% daily grades and parcipitation
30% 2 tests
|Final Exam Date||May 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM|
WEEK I :Introduction to class; Jan 19-22
1. Introduction to the class; discussion of syllabus
2. Assign Journal
3. Learn MLA formatting
4 Three purposes for writing/writing process
5. Introduction to Brave New World 1-10
WEEK 2 -3 Jan 25-29, Feb 1-5
1. Discuss the writing Readings 3-50
2. Grammar Review
3. Brave New World 11-86
4. Diagnostic essay I
5. Vocabulary 1-25
WEEK 4-7 February 8-March 4
1. READERS 52-55; 91-104; 171-180,190-194, 199-202
2. Vocabulary test 3
3. Brave New World 86-216
4. Essay II Narrative, Description
5. Journal I due February 17
6. READINGS 339-373
7. Assign ESSAY lll. Use of Illustrations and examples
8. Vocabulary test (4)
9. “Good things to know"
10. Start Library Project
Week 8 March 7-11
1. Brave New World 186-259
2. Review for MID TERM
3. Essay 111 Due
WEEK 9 March 21-24.
2. MID TERM
3 Assign ESSAY 4 Comparison-contrast
WEEK 10 March 28-April 1
1. Film American tongues.
2. Readings 288-294 300-304 Two Views of the River
3. Library Visit/introduce library project
WEEK 11 April 4-8
1. Essay IV Due
3 Peer Edit
5. Journal Due April 6,7
WEEK 12 Oct 26-30
1. Essay 5 Cause and Effect
2. Readings 338-346
3. Work Day for Library Project
WEEK 13 April 11-15
1. Library Project Due
2. Essay V Due
WEEK 14 25-29
1. Modest Proposal
1. Modest Proposal
2.Review for Final
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||20150821090025|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||none|
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
January 19, 2016 First Day of Class
January 22, 2016 Last day for schedule revisions
September1 Holiday-Labor Day
March 2, 2016 Last day to drop with Q/W
March 14-18 Spring Break
March 25 Good Friday holiday
April 20 Last day to drop
|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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
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Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|