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PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
Taylor, William H.


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.
CoursePS 101 Introduction to Psychology PA
SemesterF1HH2005
FacultyTaylor, William H.
TitleAdjunct
Degrees/CertificatesPost Graduate Degree, Boston University
M.S., Syracuse University
M.A., Western Michigan University
Office LocationHome
Office HoursBy Appointment
Daytime Phone937-422-6521
Other Phone937-422-6521
E-Mailwilliam.taylor@park.edu
Semester Dates8 August to 9 October 05
Class Days---W---
Class Time5:30 - 10:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Psychology and Life, Seventeenth Edition, Zimbardo, Longman Publishing, 2005, ISBN: 0-205-41799-X

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


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 instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings.  The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions

Learning Outcomes:

The student shall meet the objectives of the course by defining and describing the key elements of Introductory Psychology and demonstrating their application by taking a weekly quiz.  The students shall apply their skills by completing a research report.

Course Assessment:
The student shall complete quizzes, a research report, a final exam, and participate in class.

Grading:
The research report is 10% of the grade, quizzes are 60% of the grade, participation is 10% and final exam is 20% of the grade.  The grading scale is 90% for A, 80% for B, 70% for C, 60% for D.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept late assignments unless the student has a valid excuse.  Normally, late assignments will receive a grade of “zero”.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students must act in a polite and respectful manner while in class.  Students must be on time, participate in class, and do the assigned class work.  Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classroom students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom.  Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, etc.  Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University.  Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University.  Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
10 Aug 05 Introduction

17 Aug 05 Read Chapters 1 & 2, Quiz

24 Aug 05 Read Chapters 3 & 4, Quiz

31 Aug 05 Read Chapters 5,6,7 Quiz

7 Sep 05 Read Chapters 8,9, 10 Quiz

14 Sep 05 Read Chapters 11,12,13, Quiz

21 Sep 05 Read Chapters 14,15,16 Quiz

28 Sep 05 Read Chapters 17,18 Quiz

5 Oct 05 Final Exam

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.

  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 "WH".
  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.
NOTE: An attendance report of “P” (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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