Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: EDUC-1100- Section: 02
Learning Framework
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Roszella Offord
Phone(409) 984-6443
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 113
Hours:Virtual Hours (Tues and Thursday) from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 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 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.
For students taking EDUC 1100-purchasing the textbook is optional.
Lecture Topics
Week One: Getting on Course to Success
Week Two: Accepting Personal Responsibility
Week Three: Discovering Self-Motivation
Week Four: Mastering Self Management
Week Five: Employing Interdependence
Week Six: Gaining Self-Awareness
Week Seven: Adopting Lifelong Learning
Week Eight: Developing Emotional Intelligence
Week Nine: Spring Break
Week Ten: Staying on course to success
Week Eleven: Test-taking
Week Twelve: Study Skills
Week Thirteen: Career Development
Week Fourteen: Career Research Project
Week Fifteen: Career Project Due
Week Sixteen: Reflect and Review
Major Assignments

Week One: Discussion; Introductions
Week Two: Discussion; Accepting Personal Responsibility
Week Three: Assignment 1; Discovering Self Motivation Survey
Week Four: Assignment 2; Mastering Self Management Game
Week Five: Exam 1: Chapters 1-5
Week Six: Discussion; Gaining Self Awareness
Week Seven: Assignment 3; Adopting Lifelong Learning
Week Eight: Assignment 4; Emotional Intelligence
Week Nine: Spring Break!! Enjoy
Week Ten: Exam 2: Chapters 6-10
Week Eleven: Assignment 5: Test-taking
Week Twelve: Assignment 6: Study Skills
Week Thirteen: Discussion; Career Development
Week Fourteen: Work on Career Project
Week Fifteen: Career Project Due
Week Sixteen: Exam 3: Chapters 11-16
Final Exam Date May 5, 2021 - 12:00 AM   Through  May 10, 2021 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale Enter a course grading scale if different from the above. If you do not add your own scale in this section, then the above scale will be posted in your course syllabus.
Determination of
Final Grade
Career Research Project-15%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by personal email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must meet with me virtually at a scheduled appointment time.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than five absences from the a main campus course will receive an zero for the attendance percentage of their final grade. In an online course, students who miss more than five assignment deadlines will receive a zero for the attendance percentage of their final grade.
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.
Distance Learning
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.