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Course Number: Palm Beach State College General Class and Course Information
Palm Beach State College
Course Syllabus – Classroom – Internet Component Class
General Class and Course Information
Course Number: EAP 0460 Course Title: Intermediate Grammar
Term/Dates: Fall 2016 16 week
Reference Number: 217932 Credit Hours: 3
Clock Hours: 48
semester 8/23/16-12/19/16
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 2:00-3:15
Room: HT 311
Course Description: This course is designed for students whose primary language is not English and whose placement
scores indicate the need for instruction in basic grammar skills. The course emphasizes the mastery of grammar skills
for academic purposes. Students should expect to spend extra time outside of class to complete assignments in the
Student Learning Center (SLC) Graded A, B, C (Passing) or N, NX (Not passing).
Component Class Information
This course is supported by an Internet course website. Some of the course material is available online and requires
you to have Internet access. Before you decide to take the course, it is recommended that you:
Visit – www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning/online
to obtain Detailed Facts & Information about
Blackboard Access
 Access to your Online Course is AVAILABLE each term on the FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
 Access to your Online Course will NOT BE AVAILABLE unless the course tuition is FULLY PAID
Blackboard Orientations
 How to Register for the Free Online Orientation Course: ELO1000
 Where/When to Attend On-Campus Orientation
Blackboard Tips & Tutorials
 How to Ensure your Computer is Compatible
 Ensure you Understand Examination and Assignment Rules
 Learn the Functions of Blackboard
Then Proceed To – https://palmbeachstate.blackboard.com
to Login to your Course (not available before the first day of class) using the same
USERNAME and PASSWORD you used to register for classes.
For Additional Information and Notices Visit – http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/elearning
Gordon Rule Class
This class has been designated as a Gordon Rule class for writing. This means that the course has significant writing
requirements. Please see the web page at
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Documents/Gordon_Rule_Statement.pdf
(this section must be deleted if the course is not a Gordon Rule writing class.
Professor’s Information
Name: Lourdes (Luli) Marx
Telephone: 5618624666
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Office Location: BT 113
Email: [email protected]
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Faculty Web Page:
Office Hours: Mon 1:00-3:00, Tues/Thurs 3:30-4:30
http://www.palmbeachstate.edu/faculty/index.asp?id=marxl
Information on REQUIRED Textbooks:
Title
Understanding and Using English
Grammar
Edition Author
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Azar and Hagan
Publisher
Pearson
ISBN
9780132333337
Supplementary Books/Materials
Notebook, Access to the Internet for Blackboard site, Scantron sheets
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:
A. Follow simple oral and written instructions
B. Use expanded vocabulary correctly
C. Identify nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in a written passage
D. Use past and present tense appropriately
E.
Form correct sentences
1. sub-verb-object modifier
2. adverbial of place and time
3. adverbials of frequency
F. Use end punctuation and commas correctly
G.
Use simple present tense, present progressive tense, and simple past tense of regular and common
irregular verbs correctly.
H. Form questions using wh- words
I. Identify count and non-count nouns and use the appropriate article
J. Place modifying phrases correctly
K. Use correct prepositions
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
EAP 0460 will have in-class and Blackbard quizzes as well as several grammar and writing assignments. There will also be
class discussions in class and on Blackboard. In addition, students will complete a required lab component to the course.
Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation:
Any evidence of plagiarism in a class assignment or paper will automatically result in a zero for that assignment/paper.
The professor will then conference with the student. Evidence of cheating or plagiarism in the final exam will result in
an automatic F for the course.
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Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade:
The grade will be derived from the following point value assignments:
Quizzes (4)………………………………………..20%
Tests (2, midterm and final)………………40%
Writing………………………………………………15%
Classwork and Blackboard………………….15%
Lab assignments…………………………………10%
Grading:
Letter Grade
A
B
C
D
F
P
N
S
U
Points
450-500
400-449
350-399
n/a
n/a
n/a
0-349
n/a
n/a
Percentage (if applicable)
90-100%
80-89%
70-79%
n/a
n/a
n/a
0-69%
n/a
n/a
Class Policies
Attendance: Professors are required to take attendance.
Students are expected to attend all courses and course activities for which they are registered. Any class meeting
missed, regardless of cause, reduces the opportunity of 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. If
a student misses one-third or more of a class session, that student will be marked absent. I If a student has more than
three (2) unexcused absences, that student may automatically fail this course.
Electronic Device Use and Email Policy:
Absolutely NO inappropriate use of Tablets, Smartphones, or Laptops is permitted during class hours. You must refrain
from texting, surfing the internet, or checking your Facebook site on your mobile device. Using your phones during class
time is absolutely unacceptable and disrespectful to your instructor and to your fellow students. If found using a mobile
phone during class, the student will receive a warning. The second time the student is found using the phone, the
student will be marked as absent for that day. No exceptions. If using a laptop in class for note-taking, student must sit
IN THE FRONT ROW and only use word processing software and the Blackboard site.
Late Assignment Policy:
here is no excuse for late assignments in this class. All work and assignments are posted on Blackboard with plenty of
notice of deadlines, so even if a student misses the in-person class, she/he is still responsible for all work..
Make-up Exam Policy:
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Students must contact the instructor as soon as possible before or after missing a quiz, test, or exam (all of which count
toward the final grade) to make necessary arrangements with the instructor. Only in the event of an excused absence,
the instructor may provide make-up quizzes, tests, and exams at her or his own discretion, may provide a different
version of the test, and may require its completion outside of class.
Withdrawal Policy:
Students will be automatically withdrawn if they do not show up for the first week of classes and make no attempt to
contact the instructor. Later in the semester, a student may be withdrawn for non-attendance.
Other:
Email Policy: Professor Marx will only communicate with students via the email system in Blackboard.
Professor’s Expectations: Students must take responsibility for their own learning. Students must come to class
prepared, completing all reading assignments and related exercises prior to the corresponding lecture. Students must
participate in class discussion and in-class exercises, observing appropriate behavior at all times. Students must
comply with attendance requirements. Students must complete all lab assignments and out-of-class assignments on
time. Students must seek additional help from the instructor and/or lab personnel when needed. Students must use
the BB component site to increase their knowledge of the class material.
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
handbook).
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
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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
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
time.
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 (TBA) 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.
Department Contact Information
Name: John Flynn
Telephone: 561-862-4414
Job Title: Associate Dean
Template Date – July 2013
Office Location: AD 407
Email: [email protected]
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