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Course Number: Course Title: Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom Course
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: EAP0388
Course Title: Integrated Speech and Grammar
Term/Dates: Fall 2016 (2017-1)
Reference Number: 216049 Credit Hours: 4
Clock Hours: 64
16 Weeks
August 23--December 19, 2016
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 12:30-2:15
Room: CBP 208
Course Description: This course is for students whose primary language is not English and whose test scores indicate
need for training in speech and grammar skills. Emphasis is placed on language accuracy and fluency. Students should
expect to spend time outside of class week completing lab assignments in the Student Learning Center.
Gordon Rule Class
Professor’s Information
Name: Valerie Lazzara
Telephone: 561-868-3790
Faculty Web Page:
Office Location: BA125
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: MW8:00-9:30 and 1:00-2:00
TR 10:00-12:3
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Grammar and Beyond 1
Supplementary Books/Materials
Edition Author
Reppen, Randi
University Press
Edition Author
Other Information on Textbooks and Materials needed for class:
Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
Use grammatical structures consistent with pre-intermediate English.
Participate in classroom discussions with emphasis on developing oral communication skills including fluency, idea
sequencing, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
Demonstrate the ability to ask and answer questions, reword statements, and ask for clarification.
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Actively participate and be sufficiently understood in simple social and academic situations.
Understand questions and directions appropriate to the level.
Recognize and integrate grammatical accuracy progressing from spoken language production to written language
Full Course Outline - Click on the following link: Course Outlines and enter the course number (no space between the
prefix and the number).
Class Information
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Academic Dishonesty:
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any student who commits academic dishonesty will receive a grade of zero
upon the first instance. A second instance of academic dishonesty will result in the student not passing the course. The
student may also be reported to Student Services.
All cell phones must be turned off during tests. Phones should be packed away and may NOT be pulled out at any time
during tests. Doing so will constitute cheating on the test or exam, and any student doing so may receive a zero on the
corresponding test. Also see Academic Dishonesty under College Policies on Page 3 of this syllabus.
*Please refer to the following link for additional information about plagiarism:
Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
Methods of Assessment:
Objective Tests
Oral Examination
Skill Demonstration
Group Participation
Comprehensive Final Exam
Lab Assignments
Midterm Exam
Final Exam
Final Exam: Thursday, December 15, 2016
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Letter Grade
Percentage (if applicable)
100% – 90%
89% - 80%
79% - 75%
74% - below
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Students are expected to attend all classes and course activities for which they are registered. Any class meeting
missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity for learning and may adversely affect a student’s achievement in
the course. Students are required to attend at least 90% of the class meetings in order to receive credit for the course.
An accurate record of attendance will be kept for this course. If a student misses one-third or more of a class session,
the student will be counted absent. Three tardies will count as one absence. Leaving early is the same as being tardy.
The maximum number of absences permitted is three. Once a student has exceeded three absences, it is the student’s
responsibility to contact Professor Lazzara to discuss his or her standing in class. If a student misses four consecutive
classes without contacting the professor, she will automatically WX the student. If a student is absent four nonconsecutive times and has not provided documentation for the absences, the student may receive an N or an NX in the
course; this could have a negative impact on his/her academic standing and financial aid status.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Students are not permitted to use cell phones, send text messages, web-surf, or listen to music during class. They should
turn off all cell phones, laptops, audio equipment and any other electronic devices prior to entering the classroom.
Students who are seen using any electronic device during class time without permission from the instructor will receive
a half of an absence without warning from the professor.
PBSC also requires students to use their college e-mail to send e-mail communications to their professors.
Late Assignment Policy:
Late assignments will not be accepted. When absent, students are responsible for following the course outline or
contacting the instructor for assignments and turning work in immediately upon their return to class. In the case of a
substantial emergency, students who provide documentation may be given the opportunity to complete missed work
within one week of returning to class. Please note that I do not accept late extra credit work, even if you left it in your
car. You must have it when I collect it, so please do not ask.
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Make-up Exam Policy:
No make-up exams, tests, quizzes or assignments will be given. The instructor will substitute the student’s final exam
grade for one missed quiz/test. The final exam schedule will be announced early in the term. If a student is absent on
the day of the final, the student may receive an “N” in the course. In the case of a substantiated emergency, students
who provide documentation may be given the opportunity to take a missed quiz or test within one week of returning to
class. The following are considered substantiated emergencies: confining illness, serious accident, death of immediate
relative, religious observance. See student handbook for further details.
Withdrawal Policy:
Any student who misses four consecutive class meetings without contacting the professor, will be withdrawn from this
course. Students are allowed three absences. Any student who is absent a fourth time and fails to provide
documentation for that absence may receive an N or an NX in the course; this could have an adverse effect on the
student’s financial aid status. If a student will no longer be able to attend class for any reason, it is the student’s
responsibility to contact the professor and to withdraw from the course and submit the necessary forms to the
Registrar’s Office before the withdrawal deadline. The deadline to withdraw from 16 week classes is 11/4/16. Finally,
students enrolled in this course are urged to see their academic advisor prior to withdrawing.
College Policies and Web Information
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with
respect to the student's academic performance:
(1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,
(3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally
assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom
performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the
work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism.
Please refer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current for link to the student
Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines
Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellow students. Behavior that is disruptive to a positive learning environment
reported by the professor will result in a warning on the first instance; the second instance might result in expulsion from the course
or campus.
Computer Competency Component
Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations
through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities are advised, in compliance with federal and state laws, that accommodations and services are available
through the office of Disability Support Services (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors
and to submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services. Please see the website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/current
for web address for Disability Support Services.
Eating, Drinking and Smoking
Eating and drinking are confined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in
areas designated at each campus.
Final Course Grade Appeal
The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigning the final course
grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructors shall communicate the
grading policy of the course to their students in writing. If this policy changes during the term, students should be notified of any
changes in writing. The method to determine final course grades must be given to students in a course syllabus at the beginning of
the class. Should a student have a question about a final course grade, please follow the procedures as outlined in the student
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handbook: www.palmbeachstate.edu/current.
Mid-Term Grade Reporting
Within one week after the close of the mid-term grading period, mid-term grades will be made available to all students for each
class by either written notification or individual conference.
Student Responsibility Policy
When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a
responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are
responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalog and other
College publications. The student will be responsible for preparing for class, participating in class, and completing assignments on
Palm Beach State Websites of Interest
Please see this web page (www.palmbeachstate.edu/current) for a list of web addresses for students.
Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses
The last day to withdraw from a College course with a "W" grade in this course is 11/4/16. It is the responsibility of the student to
use the PantherWeb system or visit a campus Registrar’s office to withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to a grade of
"W" in the class.
Other Information from your Professor:
Email Policy:
Students are required to activate their PBSC email accounts and check messages on a weekly basis.
Professor Lazzara will only send and receive messages to PBSC email addresses. Students are urged to
include their full names and a description of the assignments or nature of their questions in the subject field
of email communications. Professor Lazzara will respond to emails within 24 hours on weekdays. Please
allow ample time for a response when requesting clarification on assignments.
Department Contact Information
Name: Susan Bierster
Telephone: 561-868-3245
Job Title: Associate Dean, Developmental Ed
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Office Location: TC120
Email: [email protected]
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