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EI 130 Beginning Integrated Skills I
Garza, Deborah D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

EI130 Beginning Integrated Skills

Semester

SP 2011 HOZ

Faculty

Garza, Deborah

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA Teaching English as a Second Language
MA French
BS Education of Language Arts and French

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

816 880-0887

Other Phone

816 419-5860

E-Mail

deborah.garza@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 10 - May 6, 2011

Class Days

-M-W-F-

Class Time

11:00 - 11:50 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

All materials will be provided to students.

Additional Resources:
Will be provided by instructor.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
EI130 Beginning Integrated Skills I: This course provides students opportunities to practice and apply all of the skills, concepts, and content being acquired in the other beginning level courses. Themes introduced in the other courses including speaking, listening, reading and writing, into holistic language use. Student learners will build on language skills by increasing reading comprehension, writing fluency and speaking fluency. May be taken as independent study. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor berlieves that students are best able to achieve their learning goals in a secure environment.  Mutual respect and cooperation are therefore essential at all times in the classroom.  By working closely with both the instructor and classmates, students will become more aware and independent language learners.  The instructor's ultimate goal is to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge so that they may take control of and direct their own learning.

Class Assessment:

90-100%      A
80-89%        B
65-79%         C
55-64%         D
below 55%      F

Grading:

 

Grades for EI130 Integrated Skills
 
Presentations    25%
Homework          25%
Participation      50%

EVERYONE BEGINS WITH AN “A”


 

Presentations: You will have 3-4 presentations to do this semester. Some will be solo and some with a partner. 

Homework: There will be homework exercises assigned.  All homework must be completed by the next class period and turned in for a grade.
 
Participation: Attendance is extremely important as we cover a lot of material in class. You receive 10 points for each day you are in class. If you come late to class (without an approved excuse), you will have 1 point deducted. If you come to class without your handouts, you will have 1 point deducted. Your homework must be complete, and you must ask and answer questions in class in order to receive full points for participation.
 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Unless there is an approved excuse, any work turned in late will automatically have 10% deducted from the grade. 
 
If a student misses class with an unexcused absence, any in-class writing assignments or quizzes will NOT be made up and the student will receive a 0.
 
Attendance is extremely important.  If a student is late to class (without an accepted excuse) 10% will be deducted from that day's participation grade.
 
ON THE DAY OF A PRESENTATION, YOU MUST BE PRESENT.  IF YOU ARE NOT PRESENT, YOU MUST HAVE A DOCTOR'S EXCUSE.  ANYONE WHO IS NOT PREPARED TO PRESENT ON THE SCHEDULED DAY WILL RECEIVE A 0 FOR THE PRESENTATION.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  • Please come to class prepared to learn and ready to participate.
  • Turn off all cell phones while class is in session.
  • English should be spoken while class is in session.
  • Respect for others is essential in the classroom.
  • 3 tardies = 1 day of unexcused absence.
  • 5 unexcused absences = final grade will be dropped by 1 letter (i.e.  A will go to B, B will go to C, etc.)
  • Students are expected to check their Park University e-mail account regularly
  • Students are expected to check eCompanion daily for updates to due dates and assignments

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

EI130 INDEPENDENT STUDY

SPRING 2011

 

LITERATURE CIRCLES: If You Lived With the Sioux Indians

 

U.S. HISTORY/MISSOURI UNIT

            Readings:        “Into the West”
                                    “Slavery”

            Presentation: Missouri (assign to one of 5 regions; responsible for researching 2 famous people from that region, tourist attractions, geography of the region – what states are next to it, 2 largest cities/towns, large rivers.

            Assessment:    Participation
                                                Presentation

SPORTS /KEEPING ACTIVE UNIT

         Readings:       “Basketball”
                               “Are We Active Enough?”’   

Vocabulary exercises

Reading comprehension exercises

Discussion questions

Movie: “Remember the Titans”

As a group, talk about what the movie is about.

Write 2-3 sentences summarizing the movie.

Presentation: Choose a sport, Answer the following questions in your presentation:

1)     Bring pictures/video of people playing the sport

2)     Are there teams? How many players on a team?

3)     Do they wear special clothes? Bring pictures.

4)     What equipment do players need? Bring pictures.

Assessment:    Participation
                      Homework exercises
                      Presentation
                      Quizzes on readings

AMERICAN MUSIC UNIT

            Readings:      “This Land Is Your Land”
                                 “Yo-Yo Ma”
                                 “History of Rock”

            Vocabulary exercises

            Reading comprehension exercises

            Discussion questions

            Examples of various kinds of American music

            Presentation: Choose an American musician. Answer the following
                                    questions in your presentation:

                                                1) Where and when was this musician born?
                                                2) Bring an example of his/her music. 
                                                3) Tell us what kind of music it is and why.

            Movie: “Rock Star”
            As a group, discuss the life of a rock star.
            Write 3-4 sentences about why you liked or didn’t like the movie.

            Assessment:   Participation
                                 Homework exercises
                                 Quizzes on readings
                                 Presentation

AMERICAN MOVIES and TV UNIT

            Readings:       “A Brief History of the Movies”
                                 “Movie Ratings”
                                 “An Opinion of Current Movies”
                                 “Oprah”

            Vocabulary exercises

            Reading comprehension exercises

            Discussion questions

Writing assignment: Choose one of your favorite movies. Write a
 paragraph about why you like it.

Assessment:    Participation
                      Homework exercises
                      Quizzes on readings
                      Writing assignment

            AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

                         Reading:         “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”

                        Vocabulary exercises

                        Reading comprehension questions

                        Discussion questions

                        Class lecture on the 3 branches of American government

Presentation: Compare your country’s government to the U.S.
 government.

                        Assessment:      Participation
                        Homework
                        Presentation
                        Quizzes

                                   

           

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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