Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-1302- Section: 71B
English Composition II
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Instructor Information
Instructor Natasha Dailey
Phone(409) 984-6102
Location:Madison Monroe - Room: 119A
Hours:M-F 3:00-3:45 pm
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 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 re
Prerequisites ENGL 1301
Learning Outcomes 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.

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 & 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 PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills- Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

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.
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.

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Writing (12th ed),

By X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia (Pearson Publication)
Lecture Topics
Unit 1: Literary Terms Applied to Literature (Short Stories and Poetry): Plot, Character, Setting, Symbols, Theme, Figurative Language

Unit 2: Literature and Culture

Unit 3: Drama

Unit 4: Literary Criticism and Research
Major Assignments
ENGL_1302_71B_202110_P00327629.Spring 2021
Final Exam Date May 10, 2021 - 11:00 AM   Through  May 11, 2021 - 1:30 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Essay #1 10%

Essay #2 10%

Essay #3 10%

Essay #4 10%

Research Paper 20%

Daily Grades 20%

Final Examination 20%

Course Policies
Instructor Policies Work must be turned-in on time. 5 points deducted for each day late. After a week from the due date, a zero is given.
I will discuss grades in person or a personal chat in TEAMS.
No cell phones in class.
Be respectful of others in class in manners and language.
Attendance Policy Students must attend regularly. Attendance policies will adhere with Bob Hope School's rules of attendance.
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.