Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-1302- Section: 11D
English Composition II
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Instructor Information
Instructor Jeremy Belyeu
Phone(409) 984-6436
Location:Student Success Center - Room: 130
Hours:MWF 12-2; TR 9-11
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
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 requires both English 1301 and 1302 must take these courses in sequence.
Prerequisites Successful completion of Composition 1
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative research processes.
2. Develop ideas and synthesize primary and secondary sources within focused academic
arguments, including one or more research-based essays.
3. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate a variety of texts for the ethical and logical uses of
4. Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or
5. Apply the conventions of style manuals for specific academic disciplines (e.g., APA, CMS,
MLA, etc.)
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 (LSCPA): 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 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.
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Textbooks Literature, A Pocket Anthology, 6th Edition, ed. R.S. Gwynn
ISBN: 978-0-321-94274-6
(Older editions of the book are also acceptable.)
Lecture Topics
Unit 1 (Weeks 3-5): The Short Story
Unit 2 (Weeks 6-8): Poetry and poetical forms
Dramatic research project (Week 10)
Unit 3 (Weeks 11-14): Drama
Major Assignments
Weeks 1 and 2: Syllabus Review, Diagnostic assignment, glossary of terms
Weeks 3-5: Study of the short story as a rhetorical device, Unit 1 Test
Weeks 6-8: Study of Poetry
Week 9 Spring Break
Week 10: Unit 2 Test, Research Project
Weeks 11-14: Study of drama, research presentation, Unit 3 Test
Weeks 15-16: Wrap-up, final
Final Exam Date May 10, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 10, 2019 - 10:30 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Unit Tests: 45% (Three Total)
Research Project: 15%
Response Papers: 20% (Six to Eight total)
Final Exam: 20%

Final MUST be taken in order to pass this course.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Please address emails to me by including our class (ENGL 1302-11D) in the subject line.
Attendance Policy Since class discussion is essential to understanding the material, attendance is mandatory. Students who miss more than five class periods during the course of the semester may lose letter grades from their final averages. Three tardies count as an 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.
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.