Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: ENGL-2311- Section: 71
Technical and Business Writing
|Instructor||Dr. Michelle Judice|
|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.|
|Description||Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job, such as proposals, reports, instructions, policies and procedures, e-mail messages, letters, and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.|
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Recognize, analyze, and accommodate diverse audiences.
Produce documents appropriate to audience, purpose, and genre.
Analyze the ethical responsibilities involved in technical communication.
Locate, evaluate, and incorporate pertinent information.
Develop verbal, visual, and multimedia materials as necessary, in individual and/or collaborative projects, as
Edit for appropriate style, including attention to word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling.
Design and test documents for easy reading and navigation.
* 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.
* 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|
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.
NO textbook is required. All necessary videos and handouts will be in a weekly Blackboard folder.
Students MUST have access to and be able to use a computer with Word on it. (Documents must be created and saved)
All assignments will be submitted through Blackboard.
Each week's folder in Blackboard will contain that week's video, reading assignment, and writing assignment
there will be a Watch This --- Read This --- Write This link each week
Week 1: understanding Netiquette assignment, Standard English in the workplace, professional (business) emails
Week 2: Resume & Cover Letter
Week 3: Business letters, one short, two long
Week 4: Business report
Week 5: Final: PowerPoint presentation
|Final Exam Date||July 9, 2021 - 8:0 AM Through July 11, 2021 - 11:30 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Week 1 work: 20%
Week 2 work: 20%
Week 3 work: 20%
Week 4 work: 20%
Week 5 work: 20%
|Instructor Policies||PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me if you need help, more explanation for an assignment, or are having difficulty. I truly am here to help you successfully make it through this class but I am not a mind-reader. You need to let me know what is going on so I can help you :-)|
|Attendance Policy||Since this is an online class in a very fast-paced summer session, your participation counts as attendance. The best course of action is to NOT fall behind in the assignments, which will be due each Sunday night.|
|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.|
|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.|
|MyLSCPA||Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.|
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing (single-semester course)
Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make
decisions and take action on the job, such as proposals, reports, instructions, policies and procedures, e-mail
messages, letters, and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes
involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|