Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1100- Section: 71
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
Instructor Amber Clark
Phone(409) 984-6330
Location:Educational I - Room: 131
Hours:Scheduled VIRTUAL Hours (M-F from 5:00pm to 7:00pm)
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 A study of the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies. The course assists the student in making adequate social and personal adjustments to college life, developing educational and career goals, and becoming familiar with institutional curricula and policies. It includes techniques for time management, note taking, and preparing for exams. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognitio
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes PSLO 1: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

PSLO 2: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

PSLO 3: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

PSLO 4: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
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.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* 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
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.

Textbook Title : On Course: Strategies for Success in College, Career, and Life.
Ninth Edition, Cengage Publishing.
Authors: Skip Downing and Jonathan Brennan
For students taking EDUC 1300-the book is available through e-book format on Blackboard. If you prefer not to have an electronic version, you must opt-out of the first day book materials program.
Lecture Topics
Chapter One: Getting on Course to Success
Chapter Two: Accepting Personal Responsibility
Chapter Three: Discovering Self-Motivation
Chapter Four: Mastering Self Management
Chapter Five: Employing Interdependence
Chapter Six: Gaining Self-Awareness
Chapter Seven: Adopting Lifelong Learning
Chapter Eight: Developing Emotional Intelligence
Chapter Nine: Staying on Course to Success
Major Assignments
Week 1: Introduction; Syllabus Review (Jan.19-Jan.24)
Week 2: Chapter One (Jan.25-Jan.31)
Week 3: Chapter Two (Feb.1-Feb.7)
Week 4: Chapter Three (Feb.8-Feb.14)
Week 5: Chapter Four (Feb.15-Feb.21)
Week 6: Chapter Five (Feb.22-Feb.28)
Week 7: Chapter Six (Mar.1-Mar.7)
Week 8: Chapter Seven (Mar.22-Mar.28)
Week 9: Chapter Eight (Mar.29-Apr.4)
Week 10: Chapter Nine (Apr.5-Apr.11)
Week 11: Career Development (Apr.12-Apr.18)
Week 12: Career Development (Apr.19-Apr.25)
Week 13: Career Development Project Due (Apr.26-May.2)
Week 14: FINAL EXAM (May.3-May.12)

Final Exam Date May 3, 2021 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 12, 2021 - 12:00 AM
Grading Scale 90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Career Development Project-20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies If you want to discuss your grades, you must email me at
Attendance Policy Students must log in a minimum of three times per week.
Any deadlines missed will count as an absence in the online format.
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.
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.