Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-1302- Section: 4B
English Composition II
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Instructor Information
Instructor Zebulon Lowe
Phone(409) 984-6550
Location:Student Center - Room: 418
Hours:Monday: 7 AM - 4 PM / Wednesday: 7 AM - 2 PM
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 Basic skills competency in reading and writing required. Students whose degree plan requires both English 1301 and 1302 must take these courses in sequence.
Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative research processes.
Develop ideas and synthesize primary and secondary sources within focused academic arguments, including
one or more research-based essays.
Analyze, interpret, and evaluate a variety of texts for the ethical and logical uses of evidence.
Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or action.
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
Textbooks Literature: A Pocket Anthology. Author: R.S. Gwynn
Publisher: Penguin ISBN-13: 978-0321942746
ISBN-10: 0321942744
A novel is required for this course but has not yet been selected. It will be announced in class.
Lecture Topics
I. Critical Analysis of Literature
II. Analytical writing
III. Literary devices
IV. Research
V. Databases
VI. Canonical themes in literature
Major Assignments
Week 1&2 Grammar

Week 3-7 Short Stories (3 papers)

Week 8-11 Research Paper (1 paper)

Week 12-15 Poetry (Final)

Final Exam Date May 6, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 6, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Five essays at 15% each = 75%

Research paper = 20%

In-class discussion = 5%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Students using cell phones (texting and social media) during class will be asked to leave immediately; after the third offense, student will be dropped from course. Attendance IS taken daily and at the beginning of class. No food. Late work is penalized 10 points for each day passed its given due date.
Attendance Policy Class attendance is mandatory. However, for either illness or emergencies, I will allow three absences for this course without penalty. For each subsequent absence, a letter grade will be deducted from your semester average. Student-athletes are exceptions to these rules and must provide me with the appropriate paperwork.
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.