Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-1302- Section: 01
English Composition II
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Michelle Judice
Phone(409) 984-6352
Location:Student Success Center - Room: 129
Hours:M-W-F: 12-4 PM; T-R: 9-11 and 3:30-4:30 PM and at your convenience by appointment
General Education and Developmental Studies
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 PASSED English 1301. Basic skills competency in reading and writing required.
Learning Outcomes 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 acedemic arguments, including one or more research-based essays.(PSLO 1 & 4)measured by class discussion/team work 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 discussion & essay rubric, Pre-test/Post-test.
5. Apply the conventions of style manuals for specific academic disciplines (e.g. APA, CMS, MLA, etc.)(PSLO 2)measured by essay rubric.
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.
* 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 PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills- Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
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.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills - Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.

Textbooks REQUIRED: Literature: A Pocket Anthology by R.S. Gwynn Publisher: Pearson, Sixth Edition ISBN: 978-0-321-94274-6 (always buy Used!)
MUST have and always bring BOTH book and flash drive. Need wide-ruled paper and BLACK ink pens.
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Course Introduction, Syllabus Review, Log In LSC-PA. Netiquette review. Diagnostic paper.
Week 2: Fiction
Week 3: Fiction, TEST
Week 4: Fiction
Week 5: Fiction, TEST
Week 6: Poetry
Week 7: Poetry, TEST
Week 8: Poetry, PACKET
Week 9: Begin Research Paper.
Week 10: Work on Research Paper.
Week 11: RESEARCH PAPER finished/submitted
Week 12: Drama
Week 13: Drama
Week 14: Drama
Week 15: Final review. FINAL
Major Assignments
To be determined.
Final Exam Date May 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM   Through  May 10, 2019 - 1:30 PM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Fiction=20%, Poetry=20%, Responses=20%, Research Paper=25% Final=15%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies English 1302 is a composition class, so we will be doing a GREAT DEAL of writing, almost all written IN class! I am excited about being here and really enjoy my job, the subject matter AND the students. I hope you, for the most part, enjoy it too. Each student MUST bring the text we are using EVERY time we meet. We will always be reading and/or writing so you should be here :-) If not, please make a friend in class to text/call and find out what you missed.
Please remember: NO LATE WORK. NO MAKE-UP WORK. IN-CLASS WRITING ASSIGNMENTS that will be submitted through Safe Assign. The first plagiarized paper is given a 0 with NO make-up assignment given. The second plagiarized piece will result in an F for the class.
Attendance Policy Three absences allowed. Students must drop themselves; I will not. We meet about 43 times during our semester together :-) Please do not be tardy as those will amount to an absence also. Arriving tardy is rude and interrupts/distracts fellow students.
NO LATE WORK. NO MAKE-UP WORK. I really DO care that you attend.
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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Other 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. I want you to succeed. However, you have to want it as much as I do. This means you should attend every class, stay awake, and actively participate. Stay current with the reading (there will be a lot of it), and actually put some thought into what you write. This is the last composition class you will have so hone your writing during this semester and let me help you become a stronger and better writer. Come talk to me if you are struggling (BEFORE it is too late in the semester to salvage a passing grade). Your success in this class is very important to me!
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.