PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
S2T 2006 DLD
Ryan, Melissa E.
M.A. Clinical Psychology - Roosevelt UniversityB.A. Sociology / Psychology - St. Cloud State University
St. Paul, MN
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday
March 13 - May 7, 2006
Textbook: Required text: Myers, D. (2003). PSYCHOLOGY (7th edition in modules). New York: Worth publishers.
Required Supplement: Hilton, J. & Perdue, C. (2003). MINDMATTERS 2. New York: Longman Publishers.
The textbook companion website is accessible at: www.worthpublishers.com/myers7e/
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville 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
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.
All instructors must utilize this basic assignment as one of the assessments within your course. But, you are encouraged to personalize the assignment and adapt it to meet your teaching style and the needs of your particular student population. For example, you may want to consider the following adaptations:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Fact / Fiction Assignments
Report Back Discussion
Grading: Graded Component
Points % Resources
Fact or Fiction 8 (10 pts each) 80 16
Quizzes 8 (20 pts each) 160 32
Papers 2 92 18
Internet Paper 17 Internet Paper Rubric
Position Paper 75 Position Paper Rubric
Participation 68 14
Discussion 8 (4 pts each wk)
32 Discussion Rubric
Report Back 8 (3 pts each wk) 24 Report Back Rubric
Groupwork 4 (3 pts wk 2- wk 5) 12 Groupwork rubric
Final Comprehensive Exam 100 20
500 100 Gradebook
A 450 - 500
B 400 - 449
C 350 - 399
D 300 - 349
F 299 - 0
Late Submission of Course Materials: Each week's work must be completed by the end of the week (Sunday at midnight Mountain Time). No credit will be received for work turned in after the week it was due, unless you have contacted be before the due date and explained any special circumstances. I will then decide whether the "special" circumstances are sufficient for late work. Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern. There is no extra credit in this class, so it is important to complete the work during the time frame expected.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The classroom is for public messages. Students should use e-mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. All e-mails sent to the instructor and other students must include: PS101, purpose of e-mail, and student's full name in the subject line of the e-mail. E-mails without this information will be returned without being read. Students are required to use Pirate Mail for online classes. All information concerning the class will be sent through Pirate Mail.
Students are expected to complete at least 5 hours per week logged onto the classroom in online activities. Other activities such as completing assignments, sending/receiving e-mails, exploring the text website, and conducting research will be in addition to this. Students need to remember that this is an accelerated course (covering a semester of materials in 8 weeks) and during the 8 weeks, it is anticipated that you will spend an additional 10+ hours per week completing course assignments.
All students will participate in discussions through responses. Conventions of on-line-etiquette include courtesy to all users. This is expected in this class.
Students should have a current anti-virus software and should update their software weekly as a protection to themselves as well as others who are participating in this class. This is everyone's responsibility. It is required that you use the Pirate Mail e-mail addresses that are available to all Park University students.
All assignments need to be submitted by posting assignments in the classroom threads or into the drop box. If it becomes necessary for an assignment to be sent via e-mail or FAX, arrangements need to be made before the assignment is due.
Please read the Syllabus!
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 March 13 – March 19
Week 2 March 20 – March 26
Week 3 March 27 – April 2
Week 4 April 3 – April 9
Week 5 April 10 – April 16
Week 6 April 17 – April 23
Week 7 April 24 – April 30
Week 8 May 1 – May 7
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. 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 .
Last Updated:3/17/2006 10:40:31 AM