Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: DENG-0410- Section: 71
Integrated Reading and Writing
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Instructor Information
Instructor Chandra Brooks
Phone(409) 984-6434
Location:Student Success Center - Room: 128
Hours:T 8-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., W 10 a.m.-2 p.m., TH 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Integration of critical reading and academic writing skills. Successful completion of this course if taught at the upper (exit) level fulfills TSI requirements for reading and/or writing.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

Locate explicit textual information, draw complex inferences, and describe, analyze, and evaluate the
information within and across multiple texts of varying lengths.

Comprehend and use vocabulary effectively in oral communication, reading, and writing.

Identify and analyze the audience, purpose, and message across a variety of texts.
Describe and apply insights gained from reading and writing a variety of texts.

Compose a variety of texts that demonstrate reading comprehension, clear focus, logical development of
ideas, and use of appropriate language that advance the writer’s purpose.

Determine and use effective approaches and rhetorical strategies for given reading and writing situations.

Generate ideas and gather information relevant to the topic and purpose, incorporating the ideas and words
of other writers in student writing using established strategies.

Evaluate relevance and quality of ideas and information in recognizing, formulating, and developing a claim.

Develop and use effective reading and revision strategies to strengthen the writer’s ability to compose
college-level writing assignments.

Recognize and apply the conventions of standard English in reading and writing.
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 Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Hawkes Learning software Foundations of English is required for successful completion of the course. It can be purchased at learn.hawkeslearning.com.
Lecture Topics
Weeks 1-2:
Development of a pre-writing sample (freewriting), prewriting techniques, MLA formatting, structures of a paragraph and an essay

Weeks 3-4:
Grammar usage, supporting details, transition words and phrases, "A Brief Guide to Writing" (J Langan, 2nd ed)

Weeks 5-6:
Revising and editing, Descriptive -Paragraph and Narrative Paragraph (outlining and writing)

Weeks 7-8:
Essay development, Mid-term- Division and Classification Essay (outlining and writing)

Weeks 9-10:
Process Essay (outlining and writing)

Weeks 11-12:
Compare and Contrast Essay (outlining and writing)

Weeks 13-14:
Cause and Effect Essay (outlining and writing)

Weeks 15-16:
Portfolio Check, Final Exam

Major Assignments
**** See Lecture Topics Outline Items ****

Writing assignments may be altered at instructor's discretion or according to class needs.

Final Exam Date May 6, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  May 6, 2021 - 10:0 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Hawkes assignments: 50%
Participation, discussion, and supplemental writing assignments: 40%
Final Exam: 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Email is the easiest way to get in touch with me (brookscg@lamarpa.edu). Please remember to include your class name AND section in the subject line (ex. DENG 0301-01 MWF).
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and course participation and college success. Please be sure to complete written assignments and activities with due dates by the time indicated.
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 *** REMINDER ***

Email is the easiest way to get in touch with me (brookscg@lamarpa.edu). Please remember to include your class name AND section in the subject line (ex. DENG 0301-01 MWF).
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.