DISCLAIMER: This syllabus represents the college and state-approved curriculum for this course. For each individual course section, a faculty member may provide a syllabus that contains additional information and any approved exceptions to the information provided below.
This course provides an intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis is on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus is on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. Prerequisites: Reading level 7 and Writing level 7 (3:3-0)
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A. Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative writing processes.
B. Develop ideas with appropriate support and attribution.
C. Write in a style appropriate to audience and purpose.
D. Read, reflect, and respond critically to a variety of texts.
E. Use Edited American English in academic essays.
GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES:
A. CRITICAL THINKING: Students will develop habits of mind, allowing them to appreciate the processes by which scholars in various disciplines organize and evaluate data and use the methodologies of each discipline to understand the human experience.
B. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Students will communicate ideas, express feelings and support conclusions effectively in written, oral and visual formats.
C. TEAMWORK: Students will consider different points of view and work interdependently to achieve a shared purpose or goal.
D. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Students will develop habits of intellectual exploration, personal responsibility, and physical well-being.
SMARTSTART OUTCOMES (If this section includes a SmartStart Lab, then these additional SLOs will be in effect.)
A. Explore career options and choices (personal and academic priorities, degree pathway, career assessment tools, degrees and certificates, transfer paths).
B. Identify campus resources available to support student success (career services, library services, educational planning and counseling, financial aid, accessibility services, student success centers, honors program, student engagement, bookstore).
C. Use digital tools and information literacy skills to develop successful student strategies and support career exploration and degree planning (learning management system, email, digital productivity and learning tools, engaging with online text, resume development, research strategies, digital citizenship, records and registration tools).
D. Develop self-awareness to support success (learning preferences, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, problem-solving, and grit).
E. Develop self-responsibility practices to support success (academic expectations, health and physical wellness, stress management, boundaries, decision making and judgment, time management, note and test taking).
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F Below 60
FX F earned by excessive absences
Active Shooter: The recommended action is Run, Hide, Fight. Attempting to overcome the armed subject with force is a last resort. Wait for the "all clear" from uniformed law enforcement before re-entering any building.
Medical Emergencies: If an injury or illness occurs, evaluate the situation. If you feel it is an emergency, notify San Jacinto College Police.
Fire/Explosion: If you see a fire, immediately pull the closest fire alarm manual pull station and evacuate the building.
Bomb Threat: Follow directions from the police. Evacuate only if directed to do so. Do not attempt to move or disturb the suspected device.
Abuse/Assault: If you are a victim or a witness to any physical and/or mental abuse on campus, notify Campus Police as soon as possible.
Central Campus 281-476-1888.
North Campus 281-998-6150, Ext. 2317.
South Campus 281-922-3444.
Here are a few key points about the law:
1. The open carry of handguns on campus is prohibited.
2. License to carry holders must carry their handguns on or about their person or secure their handguns in a locked motor vehicle at all times while on campus. There may be times that students and faculty may not be able to keep a backpack or handbag near their person at all times during a class. One example is during test times when you may be required to be separated from your backpack or handbag. Remember to make the necessary arrangements to legally store your handgun in a locked motor vehicle in advance. San Jacinto College does not provide any storage for handguns. It is a violation of the law if your handgun is not on or about your person.
3. There are areas designated as exclusion zones on each San Jacinto College campus. The concealed carry of a handgun is prohibited in these designated exclusion zones. These areas are clearly marked by signage notifying license to carry holders that entry with a concealed handgun is prohibited.
Questions about the law and the San Jacinto College policy can be directed to the San Jacinto College Police Department at 281-476-9128 or via email at http://www.sanjac.edu/campus-carry.