College Reading and Composition

College Reading and Composition Syllabus


  • Course Code: ENG 127

    Transcript:

    Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at United States University. They are regionally accredited and award semester credits.

    Credits: 4 Semester

    Transfer: Most colleges will accept this course and use it as a prerequisite; however, it is too low of a level to go towards graduation.

    Your college will require any class you wish to transfer to them to be from a regionally accredited college that awards academic semester or quarter credits. They will also want the course description of the course to match their own. United States University is regionally accredited and issues academic semester credits. Our course description will match or exceed your college's description; thus, your college will most likely accept the course. If you would like pre-approval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link at the bottom of this page. Your college may be one of the many schools that we are associated with, so check the Associated School link before asking for pre-approval. (K-12 use)

    Enrollment Schedule:

    This class has hard start and stop dates, and does NOT have rolling enrollment as most of the courses. View the schedule.

    Class Limit: 30
    There is limited space in this class, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure you have a virtual seat in the class.

    Required Textbook:

    IMPORTANT! Make sure you order your books using overnight delivery! You are required to use your books by the end of week 1. Not having your books on time means you will quickly fall behind in the course.

    1. Course Packet from Instructor. This will be given to you no later than the 2nd week of instruction. Only A NEW copy is acceptable.
    2. Tobar: The Tattooed Soldier (www.abebooks.com also has a lot of copies from $1.98). (www.abebooks.com also has a lot of copies from $1.98) Make sure you use overnight shipping!
    3. Barnet: Literature for Composition (10th edition only). Make sure you use overnight shipping!
    Used from Abebooks.com Make sure you use overnight shipping!

    Grading Mode:

    Standard Letter Grade

    Proctored Final: No

    Description

    Provides a basic course in college reading and writing. Emphasis is on sentence structure, paragraph and essay structure, grammar, and critical thinking skills.
    Prerequisite: None

    Learning Outcomes

    The goal of this course is to prepare students for English Composition.
    After this course, students should have:

    1. Developed reading, writing, critical thinking and study skills.
    2. An understanding of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, editing, revising.
    3. Developed the ability to write a well-organized, well-developed, and well-edited essay.
    4. Developed the skills needed for the final essay exam.

    Methods of Evaluation:

    Essays 25%
    Short reading responses 15%
    Homework 15%
    Group discussion/participation 15%
    Quizzes and Final exam 30%

    Assignments:

    Students will:

    1. Read and analyze a variety of essays, short stories, and articles.
    2. Write critical responses to a variety of readings, including at least one novel, for a total of 1500-2500 words.
    3. Participate in online discussions and collaborate with their peers on various assignments, including, but not limited to, peer review of essays and group responses related to the reading.
    4. Write 3-4 analytical/expository essays for a total of 2500-4000 words.
    5. Identify their own patterns of error after learning the rules of the most common grammar and punctuation errors.
    6. Understand the elements of writing as a process of prewriting, drafting, and revising.

    Assessment:

    A 90-100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
    B 80-89 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
    C 70-79 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    D 60-69 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    F 0-59 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.

    Time on Task:

    This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirty-day extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.

    Schedule:

    Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 16 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.

    1. Discussion/Review of reading strategies: 2 weeks
    2. Review of writing as a process: 2 weeks
    3. Analysis of various readings: Ongoing
    4. Review strategies for integrating and synthesizing sources into students' own writing: Ongoing
    5. Review strategies for writing effective sentences: Ongoing
    6. Review strategies for writing effective compositions: 3 weeks
    7. Develop/revise essays: 6 to 8 weeks (approximately 2 weeks per essay)

    Conduct Code:

    Code of Ethics:

    Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.

    Respectful communications:

    When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.

    We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.

    Grading information and proctored final policies:

    The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first log-in to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.

    Examples of academic misconduct:

    Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.

    Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.

    By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.

    Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing un-permitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.

    Unauthorized collaboration:

    Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.

    Important Notes:

    This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

  • Course Code: ENGU 8000

    Transcript:

    Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at Brandman University. They are regionally accredited and award Proffessional Development Units (PDU).

    Credits: 4 Professional Development Units (PDU)

    Transfer:

    Since Professional Development units (PDU) are not academic credits, they typically cannot be used towards graduation of an undergraduate degree. However, the course may be able to be used as a prerequisite at some schools and/or graduate programs. Since graduate programs usually just need to verify the course has been taken, PDUs are usually acceptable. Ask your counselor for pre-approval by sending him/her the Course Description on Brandman's Site. The course can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at your college using Credit by Examination. (K-12 use)

    Enrollment Schedule:

    This class has hard start and stop dates, and does NOT have rolling enrollment as most of the courses. View the schedule.

    Class Limit: 30
    There is limited space in this class, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure you have a virtual seat in the class.

    Required Textbook:

    IMPORTANT! Make sure you order your books using overnight delivery! You are required to use your books by the end of week 1. Not having your books on time means you will quickly fall behind in the course.

    1. Course Packet from Instructor. This will be given to you no later than the 2nd week of instruction. Only A NEW copy is acceptable.
    2. Tobar: The Tattooed Soldier (www.abebooks.com also has a lot of copies from $1.98). (www.abebooks.com also has a lot of copies from $1.98) Make sure you use overnight shipping!
    3. Barnet: Literature for Composition (10th edition only). Make sure you use overnight shipping!
    Used from Abebooks.com Make sure you use overnight shipping!

    Grading Mode:

    Standard Letter Grade

    Proctored Final: No

    Description

    Provides a basic course in college reading and writing. Emphasis is on sentence structure, paragraph and essay structure, grammar, and critical thinking skills.
    Prerequisite: None

    Next course starts: 4-1-17
    Late enrollment through: 4-14-17
    Drop date: 4-8-17
    Course end date: 5-26-17

    Learning Outcomes

    The goal of this course is to prepare students for English Composition.
    After this course, students should have:

    1. Developed reading, writing, critical thinking and study skills.
    2. An understanding of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, editing, revising.
    3. Developed the ability to write a well-organized, well-developed, and well-edited essay.
    4. Developed the skills needed for the final essay exam.

    Methods of Evaluation:

    Essays 25%
    Short reading responses 15%
    Homework 15%
    Group discussion/participation 15%
    Quizzes and Final exam 30%

    Assignments:

    Students will:

    1. Read and analyze a variety of essays, short stories, and articles.
    2. Write critical responses to a variety of readings, including at least one novel, for a total of 1500-2500 words.
    3. Participate in online discussions and collaborate with their peers on various assignments, including, but not limited to, peer review of essays and group responses related to the reading.
    4. Write 3-4 analytical/expository essays for a total of 2500-4000 words.
    5. Identify their own patterns of error after learning the rules of the most common grammar and punctuation errors.
    6. Understand the elements of writing as a process of prewriting, drafting, and revising.

    Assessment:

    A 90-100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
    B 80-89 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
    C 70-79 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    D 60-69 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    F 0-59 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.

    Time on Task:

    This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirty-day extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.

    Schedule:

    Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 16 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.

    1. Discussion/Review of reading strategies: 2 weeks
    2. Review of writing as a process: 2 weeks
    3. Analysis of various readings: Ongoing
    4. Review strategies for integrating and synthesizing sources into students' own writing: Ongoing
    5. Review strategies for writing effective sentences: Ongoing
    6. Review strategies for writing effective compositions: 3 weeks
    7. Develop/revise essays: 6 to 8 weeks (approximately 2 weeks per essay)

    Conduct Code:

    Code of Ethics:

    Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.

    Respectful communications:

    When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.

    We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.

    Grading information and proctored final policies:

    The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first log-in to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.

    Examples of academic misconduct:

    Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.

    Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.

    By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.

    Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing un-permitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.

    Unauthorized collaboration:

    Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.

    Important Notes:

    This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

  • Course Code: None

    Transcript:

    A certificate of completion is issued from Omega Math. This course under the non-credit option does not go through one of our partner universities; thus, a transcript is not included with the course.

    Credits: 0

    Certificate of Completion: Yes

    Transfer:

    Some of our Associated Schools permit their students to take this course under the non-credit option, and use it as a prerequisite for the next course. Check the list to see if your college permits this non-credit option. If your school is not on this list and you want to transfer the course to your college, you will need to enroll under the semester credit option. If you would like pre-approval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link to this page. If you would like to take this class for personal enrichment, the non-credit course is the exact same class as the credit course; it is just less expensive since it is not sent through our partner university for credit. The non-credit courses can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at a home college using Credit by Examination.
    (K-12 use)

    Enrollment Schedule:

    This class has hard start and stop dates, and does NOT have rolling enrollment as most of the courses. View the schedule.

    Class Limit: 30
    There is limited space in this class, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure you have a virtual seat in the class.

    Required Textbook:

    IMPORTANT! Make sure you order your books using overnight delivery! You are required to use your books by the end of week 1. Not having your books on time means you will quickly fall behind in the course.

    1. Course Packet from Instructor. This will be given to you no later than the 2nd week of instruction. Only A NEW copy is acceptable.
    2. Tobar: The Tattooed Soldier (www.abebooks.com also has a lot of copies from $1.98). (www.abebooks.com also has a lot of copies from $1.98) Make sure you use overnight shipping!
    3. Barnet: Literature for Composition (10th edition only). Make sure you use overnight shipping!
    Used from Abebooks.com Make sure you use overnight shipping!

    Grading Mode:

    Standard Letter Grade

    Proctored Final: No

    Description

    Provides a basic course in college reading and writing. Emphasis is on sentence structure, paragraph and essay structure, grammar, and critical thinking skills.
    Prerequisite: None

    Next course starts: 4-1-17
    Late enrollment through: 4-14-17
    Drop date: 4-8-17
    Course end date: 5-26-17

    Learning Outcomes

    The goal of this course is to prepare students for English Composition.
    After this course, students should have:

    1. Developed reading, writing, critical thinking and study skills.
    2. An understanding of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, editing, revising.
    3. Developed the ability to write a well-organized, well-developed, and well-edited essay.
    4. Developed the skills needed for the final essay exam.

    Methods of Evaluation:

    Essays 25%
    Short reading responses 15%
    Homework 15%
    Group discussion/participation 15%
    Quizzes and Final exam 30%

    Assignments:

    Students will:

    1. Read and analyze a variety of essays, short stories, and articles.
    2. Write critical responses to a variety of readings, including at least one novel, for a total of 1500-2500 words.
    3. Participate in online discussions and collaborate with their peers on various assignments, including, but not limited to, peer review of essays and group responses related to the reading.
    4. Write 3-4 analytical/expository essays for a total of 2500-4000 words.
    5. Identify their own patterns of error after learning the rules of the most common grammar and punctuation errors.
    6. Understand the elements of writing as a process of prewriting, drafting, and revising.

    Assessment:

    A 90-100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
    B 80-89 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
    C 70-79 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    D 60-69 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    F 0-59 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.

    Time on Task:

    This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirty-day extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.

    Schedule:

    Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.

    1. Discussion/Review of reading strategies: 2 weeks
    2. Review of writing as a process: 2 weeks
    3. Analysis of various readings: Ongoing
    4. Review strategies for integrating and synthesizing sources into students' own writing: Ongoing
    5. Review strategies for writing effective sentences: Ongoing
    6. Review strategies for writing effective compositions: 3 weeks
    7. Develop/revise essays: 6 to 8 weeks (approximately 2 weeks per essay)

    Conduct Code:

    Code of Ethics:

    Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.

    Respectful communications:

    When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.

    We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.

    Grading information and proctored final policies:

    The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first log-in to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.

    Examples of academic misconduct:

    Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.

    Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.

    By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.

    Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing un-permitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.

    Unauthorized collaboration:

    Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.

    Important Notes:

    This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.