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PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
Martin, Cynthia L.


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
SemesterS1J2005
FacultyMartin, Cynthia L.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMA Counseling and Guidance
Licensed Professional Counselor
Office HoursBy appointment
Daytime Phone816-305-4621
E-Mailcynthia.martin@park.edu
Semester Dates1-11-05 to 3-1-05
Class Days--T----
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Discovering Psychology by Hockenbury and Hockenbury, 3rd Ed., ISBN 0-7167-5877-6

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

Learning Outcomes:
1. The student will be able to summarize the major personality theories.
2. The student will be able to define the major categories of psychopathology.
3. The student will be able to distinguish among major methods of therapy.
4. The student will be able to identify important human motivations.

Course Assessment:
Examinations, presentations, papers.

Grading:
Examinations:            5 @ 100 points each     500 points
Papers with presentation 2 @ 200 points each     400 points
Paper with no presentation 1 @ 100 points        100 points

Total                                          1000 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Reduction of grade

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
No cell phones, beepers, etc.  

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
                              Read            Exam      
January 11            Intro, Chap.1-4  

January 18              Chap. 5 & 6          Chap. 1-4

January 25              Chap. 7 & 8          Chap. 5&6

                       Life Event paper due

February 1              Chap. 9 & 10         Chap. 7&8

February 8              Chap. 11 & 12        Chap. 9&10

February 15             Chap. 13 & 14        Chap. 11&12

February 22 Presentation and submission of
           Psychological Disorder paper

March 1     Presentation and submission of
           theory paper

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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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