Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-1302- Section: 15E
English Composition II
|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||PASSED English 1301. Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.|
Course Student Learning Outcomes upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative writing processes. PSLO 1 measured by 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 measures by class discussion/teamwork and essay rubric.
3. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate a variety of texts for the ethical and logical uses of evidence. PSLO 1 & 2 measured by essay rubric.
4. Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or action. PSLO 1, 2, 6, Alpha measured by class discussion and essay rubric, pre-test/post-test.
5. Apply the conventions of style manuals for specific academic disciplines. 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.
*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.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Literature: A Pocket Anthology by R.S. Gwynn Publisher: Pearson, Sixth Edition ISBN: 978-0-321-94272-6
STUDENTS MUST ALWAYS HAVE THEIR TEXTBOOK AND A FLASH DRIVE FOR CLASS.
We will read, discuss, and write about three major forms of literature: Fiction, Drama, and Poetry. Students will be expected to complete readings outside of the classroom and discuss their interpretations in class through group discussions and individual essays. Students will learn how to use parenthetical citations and incorporate secondary sources into their own writing, according to MLA format.
***I will provide a more detailed assignment schedule on the first day of class***
Week 1: course introduction, syllabus review, LSCPA log-in, diagnostic paper, pre-test
Week 2: Fiction
Week 3: Fiction
Week 4: Fiction
Week 5: Fiction
Week 6: Drama
Week 7: Drama
Week 8: Drama
Week 9: Begin Research Paper
Week 10: Work on Research Paper
Week 11: RESEARCH PAPER COMPLETED
Week 12: Poetry
Week 13: Poetry
Week 14: Poetry
Week 15: FINAL review/exam
|Final Exam Date||May 16, 2019 - 11:55 AM Through May 16, 2019 - 1:10 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
5% - Attendance/Participation
15% - Final
15% - Other Assignments
25% - Research Paper
40% - Response Papers
I will not accept late/make-up work; if you miss class then you are responsible for getting your work in on time. Writing assignments will be completed in class and submitted through Safe Assign. Plagiarism policy will be discussed in detail in class; first offense results in a 0 for the assignment, and the second offense results in failure of entire class.
We will be doing a GREAT DEAL of reading and writing in class! And I have a passion for English Composition, so I truly look forward to working with you as we dive into literary analysis this semester.
I really do care that you attend my class, and absences will result in missing assignments/tasks. More than three absences will result in academic penalty in the form of a drop in your grade.
Please keep in contact with me regarding any absences, preferably prior to 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.|
|MyLamarPA||Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA 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 MyLamarPA.|
I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office in person.
Come talk to me if you are struggling; my door is always open. Your success in this class in important to me!
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|