Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-1302- Section: 1H
English Composition II
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Instructor Information
Instructor Zebulon Lowe
Phone(409) 984-6550
Location:Student Center - Room: 418
Hours:Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - Noon
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 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 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.

All readings are available online for free.
Assigned readings will be announced and released in class.
I will be lecturing out of the following book if you would rather buy the book than look up the stories and poems : Literature: A Pocket Anthology. Author: R.S. Gwynn
Publisher: Penguin ISBN-13: 978-0321942746
ISBN-10: 0321942744

Lecture Topics
Short Stories:
Reunion by John Cheever
Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Old Man With Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Good Country People by Flannery O'Connor
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor

John Donne - Holy Sonnets
Shakespeare - Sonnets
George Herbert
Andrew Marvel
Robert Frost
T.S. Eliot
Langston Hughes
W.E.B DuBois
Emily Dickinson
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 9, 2021 - 11:0 PM   Through  May 9, 2021 - 12:0 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 ALL of the writing in this class must be written by the student enrolled in the class without any outside help.

Link to Student Handbook section, page 30, on plagiarism:
Plagiarism means the appropriation of a work or idea from another person and the unacknowledged incorporation that work or idea into one's own work offered for credit.
Collusion means the unauthorized collaboration with another person preparing work for credit.
All essays will be submitted through Blackboard's Safe Assign link and a hard copy will also be submitted at the end of class.
Plagiarism will result in a ZERO on the assignment the first offense. If there is a second offense, the student will FAIL the course.

In Class Students:
Students will be asked to leave the classroom immediately if caught texting/using a phone or smart watch while working on ANY class assignment. If caught twice, they will not be allowed to return. Phones should be placed on the upper left desk corner during class. Brief glancing is acceptable; reading the screen is not. No late work. No makeup work. MUST bring flash drive & readings to class EVERY TIME we meet. Students will have to write IN class, during class, and write each paper by themselves without outside help. If a student is caught plagiarizing the grade is a 0. There is NO makeup assignment for a plagiarized paper. If he/she is plagiarizes a second time, the student will be asked not to return and an F will be given for the final course grade.
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.
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.