PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
U1OO 2006 WO
Ms. Kuishia M. Jones
Assistant Professor of Counseling Education/Adjunct Faculty
Masters of Science in Education (Counseling Emphasis)Masters of Science in Criminal Justice
FTLW, Site #10
Mon-Thurs 6:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
June 5, 2006 - July 30, 2006
5:00 - 10:20 PM
NONE (This course is a Prerequisite for PS 302)
Textbook: Myers, David G. (2004). Psychology: 7th Edition. Worth Publishers. ISBN: 0-7167-5251-4
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Online Access for completing electronic psychological assessments.
Course Description: A survey of the assumptions, history, methods, and techniques of psychology. A presentation of representative theory and research in the areas of consciousness, learning, motivation, cognition, personality, and social behavior. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philiosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, reviews, dialogues, personality assessments, internet, group discussion, web sites, and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as student centric learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Position Paper- Controversial Topic
The purpose of this critical thinking assignment is to examine both sides of a controversial issue, select a position, apply it to a multicultural context, and to apply the Park University General Education literacies: aesthetic, civic, critical, science, and values. Two of these literacies (critical and values) are perceived to cut across disciplines and departments, while the other three (aesthetic, civic, and scientific) literacies address major academic concerns. Students with these literacies should be able to succeed in communicating, computing and problem-solving, clarifying values, using the arts, functioning within social institutions, and using the sciences and technology.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Demonstrate (through examinations, practical exercises, psychological assessments, & writings) a theoretical understanding of each step within the psychological domain. Each exam will be 25% of your grade. You will also be required to complete two papers (Internet & Position Paper) throughout the term. These papers will averaged as 25% of your grade.
Grading: Examination #1 - 25%
Examination #2 - 25%
Examination #3 - 25%
Position & Internet Papers - 25%
TOTAL SCORE = 100%
A = 100-90
B = 89-80
C = 79-70
D = 69-60
F = 59 and Below
Late Submission of Course Materials: All unexcused late material will receive a -5 point (per day) penalty. Any assignment submitted after seven days of the original date will receive a zero for that assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Each person is required to show courtesy and respect to one another involving differences and opinions. Personal and Offensive attacks will not be condoned. We are to conduct ourselves as mature adults at all times.
Week - 1
Introductions, Lecture, Review, Psychological Assessment
Week - 2
Lecture, Review, Psychological Assessment
Week - 3
Week - 4
Lecture, Review, Psychological Assessment,
Internet Paper Due
Week - 5
Lecture, Review, Examination
Week - 6
Week - 7
Position Paper Due
Week - 8
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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 .
Last Updated:5/11/2006 3:22:36 PM