ENGL-1302-01 - English Composition II
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Summer I 2018 Course Syllabus
ENGL-1302-01 - English Composition II
|Semester||Summer I 2018|
|Instructor||Belyeu, Jeremy Chad|
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|Course 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 requires both English 1301 and 1302 must take these courses in sequence.|
|Course Prerequisites||Successful completion of ENGL 1301.|
|Required Textbooks||Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, 13th Edition, X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, eds., Pearson, 2016. ISBN-10: 0-13-458646-8; ISBN-13: 978-0-13-458646-5|
|Attendance Policy||Since the majority of our work for this course is done in class, your attendance is required. We have only 15 meetings, so each one counts. Missing more than two classes may result in one or more reduced letter grades on your final average.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Response papers based on text: 5 papers x 12% each = 60%
Class Participation: 10%
Research Project: 15%
Final Exam: 15%
No make-ups or late work will be accepted without legitimate cause.
|Final Exam Date||July 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM Through July 25, 2018 - 8:00 PM|
Week 1: Syllabus Review; Diagnostic Essay and Grammar Assignment; Intro to Short
Week 2: Short Stories, continued; 1st Response Paper Due
Week 3: Short Stories, continued; 2nd Response Paper Due; Choosing Research Topics
Week 4: Short Story Wrap-up; 3rd Response Paper Due; Intro to Poetry; Gathering
Week 5: Poetry, continued; Annotating Sources (Summarizing and Paraphrasing)
Week 6: Poetry Wrap-up; 4th Response Paper Due; Research Drafting; Intro to Drama
Week 7: Drama. continued; Research Papers Due
Week 8: Drama Wrap-up; 5th Response Paper Due; Research Presentation; Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Mon, 6/4: Grammar Assignment due; Wed, 6/6: "Getting To Know You" Essay
Reading: John Updike, "A&P" pg. 17
James Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues" pg. 49
Week 2: Mon, 6/11: Discussion of Reading; Wed, 6/13: 1st Response to Reading due
Reading: J. C. Oates, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" pg. 83
Raymond Carver, "Cathedral" pg.103
Week 3: Mon, 6/18: Discussion of Reading, Introducing Research Project and Choosing
Research Topics; Discussion, continued; Wed, 6/20: 2nd Response to Reading
Reading: Kurt Vonnegut, "Harrison Bergeron" pg. 226
Shirley Jackson, "The Lottery" pg. 254
G.G. Marquez, "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" pg. 381
Flannery O'Connor, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" pg. 403
Week 4: Mon, 6/25: Short Story Wrap-up, Intro to Poetry; Wed, 6/27: Poetry, Gathering
Sources, 3rd Response to Reading due
Reading: T. Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz" pg. 656
W.C. Williams "The Red Wheelbarrow" pg. 667
W. Blake "The Chimney Sweeper" pg. 672
L.Carroll, "Jabberwocky" pg. 697
Haiku From Japanese Internment Camps, pg. 720
E.A. Robinson, "Richard Cory" pg. 754
P. Simon, "Richard Cory" pg. 755
B. Smith, "Jailhouse Blues" pg. 760
W.H. Auden, "Funeral Blues" pg. 761
B. Dylan, "The Times They Are a-Changin" pg. 764
Week 5: Mon, 7/2: Poetry Discussion, How-to Annotate Sources; Wed, 7/4: NO CLASS
Reading: W.B Yeats, "The Second Coming" pg. 866
A. Sexton, "Cinderella" pg. 873
S. Plath, "Lady Lazarus" pg. 883
P.B. Shelley, "Ozymandius" pg. 933
W. Whitman, "O Captain! My Captain!" pg. 941
P. Neruda, "We Are Many" pg. 916
W.B. Yeats, "Sailing to Byzantium" pg. 930
E. Bishop, "One Art" pg. 935
E.A. Poe, "Annabel Lee" pg. 942
Week 6: Mon, 7/9: Poetry Wrap-up, Introduction to Drama and the Theatre; Wed, 7/11:
Drafting Research Papers, 4th Response to Reading Due
Reading: Hamlet, Acts 1-5, pg. 1354
Week 7: Mon, 7/16: Reading and Playing Hamlet, Why Shakespeare Still Matters; Wed,
7/18: Hamlet continued, Research Papers due.
Week 8: Mon, 7/23: Drama Wrap-up, 5th Response to Reading due, Research
Presentations; Wed, 7/25: Final Exam (in-class essay/multiple choice)
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills â€“ Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis,
evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills â€“ Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
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.
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills â€“ Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
CSLO 1: 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.
CSLO 2: 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.
CSLO 4: 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
CSLO 6: 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.
|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.|
|Additional Information||While I understand that incarceration places many limits on personal freedom, I encourage each student to express himself with as much candor and honestly as possible. If anyone has any questions regarding the course, please don't hesitate to speak to me before or after class or during breaks. This is 16 week's worth of material in an 8-week course, so it's important that everyone keeps up and stays on the same page. Don't be shy about voicing your concerns or clearing up any confusion that may exist regarding the material.|
|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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|