PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
F1B 2006 BL
Ruiz, Thomas J.
MBA Business/MarketingMA Counseling PsychologyBS Psychology/Biology
July 31 - Sep 22
Mon - Wed
7:40 - 10:10 p.m.
Textbook: Psychology by David G. Myers 7th ed.
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, and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and controversies.
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: There will be two 30-question multiple choice examinations, Aug 23 and Sep 18, A written Review of Literature on a controversial subject in the field of psychology will be due on Aug 30. Weekly quizzes pertaining to the assigned readings will be administered. Three graded activity projects will round out the grade.
Grading: Examinations - 2, each worth 25% of grade
Written report - 1, worth 30% of grade
Weekly quizzes - 12, cumulatively worth 10% of grade
Activity projects - 3, cumulatively worth 10% of grade
A 90% to 100%
B 80% to <90%
C 70% to <80%
D 60% to <70%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late papers will be docked by 10% for each day they are late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Come to each class prepared to discuss the readings for that class/week. I do not ask rhetorical questions and expect students to participate in classroom discussions.
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:7/6/2006 6:38:22 PM